The Lawpreneur Power List

The Lawpreneur Power List

  It’s no surprise that many of the emerging LegalTech companies out there were founded by lawyers. Long criticized as luddites, a new era of legally minded entrepreneurs have emerged. Thanks to Joshua Kubicki, a dynamic list of lawyers turned LegalTech entrepreneurs is now available on Listly. See any names missing? Add them to the list here.   h/t Eva… Read more »

LegalTech Call for Articles

LegalTech Call for Articles

Law Insider wants your LegalTech articles… and we want them now!  With the holiday season fast approaching, we know that you’re going to have some much needed downtime. But if you’re anything like us, after about 24 hours of downtime your creative juices will kick-in and you’ll be ready to start writing. So let us… Read more »

Law Insider is Getting a New Managing Editor

The day is finally here, folks. Law Insider is getting its very own Managing Editor. I’ve been fighting the good fight alone for the past 4 years on this blog, and today I’m excited to announce the new addition to the team: Michele Collu (pronounced Mikay-lay). Michele received his LL.M. from Berkeley and holds a J.D. from Università “Commerciale” Luigi… Read more »

Tracking Employees with GPS: Privacy vs. Productivity

Howard Tarnoff

Immediacy, convenience, accuracy—these are characteristics of GPS technology that make it attractive to employers for the purposes of tracking employees: Bosses like having a way of knowing where an employee is. Much of this has to do with the need for productivity—seeing who is and isn’t performing commensurately with their pay and making decisions to… Read more »

You shouldn’t be burdened with a student loan…

You shouldn’t be burdened with a student loan…

I had a couple of hours to kill last night and stumbled upon one of my all time favorites on Netflix: The Firm. This little clip reminded me of how I thought it would be after law school. (See clip below the fold)   Law school was without a doubt the best investment I ever… Read more »

What would Donald Trump do? (WWDTD)

I don’t think anyone really likes Donald Trump (DT). I feel like that’s kind of his shtick. Relentless; unapologetic. He will run you over if you’re standing in between him and his goal. And while you might not like DT on a personal level, in a game of business-pick-up basketball, I bet you’d pick him first… Read more »

Let me ask you a question: art of the survey

Let me ask you a question: art of the survey

We always talk about online engagement, comments, email open rates, click-through, time on page, bounce rate, etc. in the context of content marketing. But we don’t ever really talk about the other side of engagement– we never talk about asking great questions to our readers. IMHO, asking (good) questions is one of the best ways to learn about your audience, discover what’s broken and drive engagement.

4 Things I wish I knew Before Starting a Law Firm

You are probably facing a huge student loan debt from law school, which may exceed $100,000. How are you possibly going to pay off this size debt? Your first impulse may be to charge as much money as you possibly can to your clients. However, this would be a major error in judgment for many reasons.

7 reasons you’ll never become a thought leader

Let me save you the trouble. It’s not going to happen, and it’s not a good use of your time to chase it. The become-a-thought-leader-handbook deserves its own little spot on the bookshelf right next to your Rosetta Stone CDs and other awesome ideas that aren’t worth your time.