A Chart Summarizing the New York Bar Exam Changes

What’s new with the New York Bar Exam in 2016? Big changes are coming to the New York Bar Exam beginning in July 2016. As you may know, the NY Bar has decided to adopt the Uniform Bar Exam (“UBE”) to replace the current NY Exam format. What’s Changing? To help you prepare for the… Read more »

4 Things General Counsel Need to Know

4 Things General Counsel Need to Know

General Counsel continue to face new challenges. Fears of cyberattacks and data privacy breaches continue to escalate; Dodd-Frank amendments continue to leave an expansive wake. As the environment in which General Counsel operate continues to shift and evolve, here are four things they should look out for in the coming months: 1. The Dark Cloud… Read more »

How to become a (SaaS) VP of Sales

How to become a (SaaS) VP of Sales

Lots of lawyer friends ask me about getting into (Legal)Tech– and what the career trajectory looks like. I’m currently a VP of Sales (CRO) for a tech company in the Bay Area. Here’s one path… Behind every great SaaS success story, there’s a great VP of Sales. From Jim Herbold (formely Box) to Sam Blond (Zenefits), we read daily… Read more »

Why Delegation Is the Key to Success for Large Law Firms

Why Delegation Is the Key to Success for Large Law Firms

In the chaos of everyday legal life, balancing the ins and outs of running a big firm with a growing caseload is overwhelming, to say the least. And because your firm runs on client success, everyone’s attention tends to gravitate toward their needs. But when you focus solely on client needs, it becomes easy to… Read more »

Where’s the LegalTech in Mexico?

Where’s the LegalTech in Mexico?

As a young man studying law, I was far from a techie. I knew the term “operating system”, but wasn’t aware of its applications, other than using my PC for drafting contracts and the internet for reviewing sample templates. Mexican State Universities, such as UNISON (Universidad de Sonora, in Hermosillo) where I earned my degree, don’t introduce students in… Read more »

4 tips to reduce legal risks on social media

4 tips to reduce legal risks on social media

Innovation and multimedia have pushed companies and their employees in becoming digital geniuses. Companies are now regularly engaging directly with the public on social media, increasing online presence. Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook are just some of the sites used by businesses granting them access to unlimited connections and contacts. This instant connectivity on social media… Read more »

Darkening Doorway Pages in the Legal SERPs

Google recently announced an impending algorithm update that seeks to minimize the impact of “doorway pages” in search results. Will your firm’s website be affected? Here’s what you need to know. Defining a doorway page First, Google’s definition of doorway pages is far from clear. I believe most SEOs writing about the update are falling short… Read more »

Before your firm buys that cool new technology, read this!

Before your firm buys that cool new technology, read this!

What To Look For In Law Practice Technology I get plenty of calls every week from vendors ready to sell me the “next big thing” that will revolutionize my practice.  Some of them even live up to their billing.  And we pass on almost all of them. Here’s why: Ours is a volume practice and, to… Read more »

The Lawyer Who Became the King of SaaS

The Lawyer Who Became the King of SaaS

From lawyer to tech start-up guru, and the undeniable thought leader for the SaaS movement in Silicon Valley, Jason Lemkin continues to build a following of founders, CEO’s and sales execs through his blog SaaStr. With the support of Storm Ventures, Jason recently wrapped up his first major event, SaaStr Annual, where 2,000 founders and execs met in San… Read more »

Lawyers Moonlighting as Entrepreneurs

Lawyers Moonlighting as Entrepreneurs

  So many articles have been written about how lawyers make terrible entrepreneurs. Lawyers are mischaracterized as risk averse, unimaginative and perfectionists to a fault. Most also believe that lawyers lack general business know how. While some of these may have been accurate in the past, lawyers today are entrepreneurial and innovative, mostly out of… Read more »