Thanks for reading. My name is Preston Clark. This blog is dedicated to legal and business services, and the rapid innovations in tech that are disrupting the industry. I started this blog in 2010 when I was a corporate attorney. Today I lead inside sales and business development for ThinkHR, a compliance and HR start-up in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Michele Collu joined the Law Insider team in November, 2014. Based in San Francisco, Michele is passionate about legal tech and the evolving landscape of the legal profession. Michele received his LL.M. from Berkeley School of Law (Boalt) with a Certificate of Specialization in Law & Technology. He received his J.D. from Università Commerciale ‘Luigi Bocconi’, in Milan, Italy, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.
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About the blog
The business of law and #LegalTech isn’t what it used to be. The landscape is changing thanks to companies like RocketLawyer, SimpleLegal, Clio, DocuSign, Pangea3, LegalZoom, CaseText, and ShakeLaw– just to name a few.
“Write what you know”, as the saying goes, and to that end, we often write about our own experiences working in tech in the San Francisco Bay Area. We also host interviews with lawyers and entrepreneurs who are building start-ups that reshape the way legal and business services are delivered.
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Excerpt from Young Lawyers, Go West
“Let’s be clear. The legal profession was disrupted long before many of us got here. I’m not here to preach #disrupt. Disruption is what created this… opportunity. We may not have seen it coming while digging through case law in the law library, but it happened and it’s real. And now we’re faced with a difficult decision. Do we stick it out and make our way through the traditional legal track that’s seemingly collapsing beneath our feet? Or, do we take the incredible education that we have, and try to do something great with it?” -Young Lawyers, Go West!
More About the Editor:
I maintain this blog as a vehicle to discuss the dramatic changes impacting the world of legal and business services. I was formerly assistant general counsel for the University of Miami, but transitioned into the business and legal services industry in 2010. I have worked with legal services pioneers like LegalZoom and RocketLawyer, as well as business services giants like Reed Business, Ceridian, and Intuit. Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, I’m the Vice President of Business Development at ThinkHR, a cloud-based HR resource center and live HR hotline. We provide compliance and workforce management support to 70,000 businesses nationwide.
Prior to my professional career, I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador (el español, sí puedo) and a very mediocre D-II basketball player. Among other achievements, I was SBA President during law school and sat on the board of trustees for the University of Miami from 2007-2008.
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