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The latest in legal news.

What is Legal Tech?

The phrase legal tech is nothing new. It refers to legal technology/software that helps law firms with such things as practice management, document storage, billing, accounting and e-discovery. If you Google legal tech, “The LegalTech Trade Show” pops up, an event put on by ALM several times a year to introduce lawyers to new technology.

Jay Bilas on the Value of Law School

By Preston Clark An Interview with Jay Bilas, Esq. So it turns out that Jay Bilas, the Jay Bilas, basketball analyst, ESPN commentator, and former Duke hoops standout, also happens to be a licensed attorney and Of Counsel at Moore & Van Allen, PLLC in Charlotte, N.C. It also turns out that Jay Bilas is… Read more »

No one tells beginners about the “gap”

I don’t typically post videos, but this short is worth a watch. It’s a two minute video by Ira Glass. He discusses a concept called the “gap” which many of us have faced at one time or another in our careers. It’s great perspective for entrepreneurs or anyone just getting started in a new field… Read more »

UPDATED: The Pitches from #LegalTechSW (#CloudL Wins)

Full Disclosure: I only made it to the first day of #LegalTechSW, but tuned into Twitter (#LegalTechSW) thereafter. Here’s a recap of today’s pitches, in the order they presented ======================== (UPDATED 4:13PM: Winner is #CloudL) #legaltechsw and the first price goes to #CloudL Congrats! — Pieter Gunst (@DigitalLawyer) August 17, 2014 ============================================== The room is… Read more »

Got 5? Nominate @lawinsider for ABA Blawg 100.

Okay readers, it’s time for me to make my annual ask. I need your nomination for the 2014 ABA Blawg 100. The nomination deadline is  August 8th at 5 p.m. ET. I’d really appreciate your support.  Take 5 minutes to nominate this blog here>> If you enjoy this blog and its online community, I ask that you please take 5 minutes… Read more »

Employee Training: When Is It Compensable Time Worked?

Training—employers require it for all sorts of reasons. In many cases, training can be a legal requirement. Take workplace harassment training, for instance. The tradeoff here is reciprocal: Employees who engage in legally-mandated training designed to help prevent harassment in the workplace are probably less likely to harass a coworker. The payoff is measured in… Read more »