Thoughts from a Paperless Lawyer (Fast Read)

Thoughts from a Paperless Lawyer (Fast Read)

My office uses plenty of paper.  Consumer bankruptcy, our specialty, requires — at a minimum — a signed forty page petition.  Added to the intake forms, reaffirmation documents, and errata, most of our clients have paper files exceeding 100 pages.  Because all law firms have some documents like these, going paperless simply cannot mean getting… Read more »

How Referral Relationships Will Help Your Firm Prosper

How Referral Relationships Will Help Your Firm Prosper

Like many attorneys, you’re probably hesitant to take on prospective clients who bring legal issues outside of your wheelhouse. But by turning away potential cases, you’re doing the individuals — and your firm — a major disservice. You might not know much about animal liability cases, but perhaps you know someone who does. Instead of closing… Read more »

Some LegalTech for the Litigators

Some LegalTech for the Litigators

Litigation may not be easily disruptable in the Silicon Valley sense of the word (Doc Brown was wrong about 2015), but it most certainly can be optimized. LegalTech startups that are focused on litigation, and more specifically legal process outsourcing (LPO), are nothing new. Pangea3, Mindcrest, LawScribe, are just a few of the more well-known… Read more »

Lawline: A LegalTech Success Story

Lawline: A LegalTech Success Story

    LI: The same year you graduated from law school you started Lawline. How did the decision to go into LegalTech win-out over a more traditional legal path? DS: After I graduated college I worked in online advertising sales for 4 years. I then decided to go to law school because I wanted to… Read more »

The Fertile Grounds for LegalTech in the UK

The Fertile Grounds for LegalTech in the UK

Last week the ABA Journal ran an article entitled “Does the UK know something we don’t about alternative business structures?” The article discussed, among other things, the innovations in the delivery and scalability of the business of law in the UK that have been propelled by non-lawyer ownership of law firms. As you may know, the Legal… Read more »

The Unlikely LegalTech Founder: No JD, No Tech, No Problem

The Unlikely LegalTech Founder: No JD, No Tech, No Problem

Nikhil Nirmel is the founder and CEO of Lawdingo, an online service that connects people to a lawyer nearly instantly. Nikhil believes that whenever work can be done remotely, it should be so, and he applies that philosophy to both his company’s product and to the organization of people who build it. Often noted for his… Read more »

Law Insider: Most Popular LegalTech Articles of 2014

Law Insider: Most Popular LegalTech Articles of 2014

2014 was a great year for LegalTech. Despite the false rumors of its demise via TechCrunch, LegalTech grew stronger than ever in 2014. Along the way, Law Insider got the opportunity to meet and interview many of the best LegalTech start-ups. On behalf of Law Insider, Preston and I would like to thank you for making our… Read more »

It’s a Double Life for the New Lawyer

It’s a Double Life for the New Lawyer

Joe Mornin is a programmer and third-year law student at UC Berkeley. He built Bestlaw, a browser extension that adds features to Westlaw. He’s worked at the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, the Center for Democracy & Technology, and others. He tweets at @morninj.

The Avvo Maneuver: Going from B2B to B2C in LegalTech

The Avvo Maneuver: Going from B2B to B2C in LegalTech

Back in April of this year, Avvo raised a $37 million Series D round– taking its total funding to $60.5 million. For those keeping score at home, that’s a lot of coin in the LegalTech space. That’s more than RocketLawyer, Lex Machina, Anaqua, Pangea3, Shake, and just about any other LegalTech start-up we can find… Read more »