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 »

Practical Advice for Young Lawyers

Practical Advice for Young Lawyers

Most lawyers who took the bar in July were sworn in over the past couple of months, many more are graduating this month, and will take the bar soon. The odds are that many of these lawyers are going to end up in a solo or small practice, so I thought I would pass on… Read more »

Viewabill Turns the Corner

Viewabill Turns the Corner

  Nearing its second birthday, Viewabill, has been in the game long enough now to have learned a thing or two about how to succeed in the LegalTech space. Co-founded by Harvard legal scholar, Alan Dershowitz, Viewabill is a cloud based solution that delivers real-time access and insights into legal billing, activities, and time entries…. Read more »

Something New: Lawyers on G+ Guest Moderator Program

Something New: Lawyers on G+ Guest Moderator Program

According to CircleCount.com, our Lawyers on G+ Community will reach 10,000 members in a few weeks. Despite the rumors of its demise, G+ has been on a consistent growth trajectory for us for the past two years. We are averaging +/-20 new members a day– and hold the honor of being the largest G+ community for lawyers…. Read more »

The Winter of LegalTech

The Winter of LegalTech

In the emerging LegalTech world, investors and entrepreneurs can feel like the first kids to run across the first magical snowfall of winter. In every other industry and waking moment of daily life technology urgently blinks, beeps and competes for the same dirty, slushy stretch of sidewalk. In law, acres of fresh opportunity still exist untouched… Read more »

Hey, Access to Justice, Meet Crowdfunding.

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LexShares takes private equity financing of lawsuits mainstream.  A few weeks ago, TechCrunch published a compelling article about LexShares that garnered a lot of attention both in the tech and legal blogosphere (good reads here and here). What’s all the fuss about? The legal tech startup is combining the power of crowdfunding with private equity… Read more »

Lawyer Turned LegalTech App Developer

Lawyer Turned LegalTech App Developer

William Palin earned his JD from Suffolk School of Law in 2012. He launched two LegalTech apps in 2014 that were recently featured in the Boston Globe, and has one more on the way. William also practices Family Law in Massachusetts, is Adjunct Professor of Law at the his alma mater and has guest lectured at MIT… Read more »

SF LegalTech Brunch

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Very unofficially dubbed as the Lawyer Liberation Army Brunch, some of the great minds in LegalTech gathered this morning for brunch, coffee and conversation at the Crepe House in the Mission District in San Francisco. A huge shout out to Eva Hibnick of One400 for organizing this awesome event. Rockstar LegalTech attendees included: Richard Downe, VP of… Read more »

Employment Law Compliance: Without the Right Technology, It’s Possible to Get it Wrong

Employment Law Compliance: Without the Right Technology, It’s Possible to Get it Wrong

Settling for an average of $4.6 million per instance, wage-and-hour class action suits increased fourfold in frequency from 1993 to 2012, reports the Society of Human Resource Management. The financial hit usually exceeds the cost of just getting overtime, meals and rest periods, minimum wage, or an array of other variables correct, from the start. Yet employers… Read more »