Posts By: Michele Collu

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

    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

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

Lex Machina: a LegalTech Model for Success

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In tech, it’s common for “cool” consumer facing products to get all the attention (look, drones!). LegalTech is no exception. Some of the most exciting LegalTech startups out there are indeed consumer facing (examples here and here). But while the masses are easily distracted by the “cool” of B2C, the more business minded among us, should take a hard look at the success of B2B LegalTech start-ups like Lex Machina.