Posts Categorized: LPM

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Can the legal profession fit into the subscription economy?

The Billable Hour v. Subscription Economy Who ya got? While we’re all debating whether the legal industry will experience or has experienced a “disruption”, there’s a parallel question that’s of much greater interest to me. The definition of the billable hour, whether in law or massage therapy, is value delivered in measurable and monetizable quantities. One… Read more »

Law in the Age of Computerized Reproduction – or why Walter Benjamin would have liked ReinventLaw NYC

By Madeline J. Rivlin Adjunct Professor Pace University School of Law, staff member ZeekBeek Listening to the presentations at Reinvent Law NYC it occurred to me that Walter Benjamin would probably have enjoyed the program – and not just because of the brilliant, enthusiastic, innovative speakers and all the talk of “disruption.” One of the… Read more »

Where’s the best place for lawyers to talk to lawyers?

Where’s the best place for lawyers to talk to lawyers? Get advice, talk shop? I’m not talking about conferences or regional ABA events. I’m talking about online environments, social media platforms, and the like. Where’s the best place to engage with other lawyers? Twitter, Facebook, Reddit? The topic of lawyer communities came up last week… Read more »

Shake and the Disruptable Gaps of the Legal Industry

The disruption of the legal industry is found most prominently within the gaps. The big-shot criminal defense attorney doesn’t wake up in a cold sweat for fear his industry is collapsing at the hands of a tech start-up. Where technology makes its biggest impact on the profession is in the world of legal documents and… Read more »

Social Media and Criminal Investigations

In recent years, law enforcement professionals have become much more reliant on social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Google Plus to investigate and solve crimes, with some tactics producing real results. RECENT LEXISNEXIS STUDY A recent study by legal research organization LexisNexis surveyed approximately 1,200 law enforcement professionals on their use of… Read more »

Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Criminal Defense Practice

When I first passed the California Bar Exam, I was under the impression that hard work and a commitment to excellence were all that I needed to prosper and flourish. I received high marks in school, won some awards while I was there, graduated and did the internship dance with a highly-regarded criminal defense firm,… Read more »

Finding Work You Love with the JD You Have

Do you ever wonder whether you should be something other than a lawyer? Do you resist the question because you don’t know how to start answering it? Before I moved from law to academia – and became much happier – I spent years quashing my own doubts about whether practicing law was right for me…. Read more »

Insane? Says Who? How Expert Witnesses May Sway the “Guilty Mind” Determination

How Expert Witnesses May Sway the “Guilty Mind” Determination In a criminal proceeding, a defendant’s mindset is a focal element in establishing guilt, and expert witnesses often play an integral role in determining criminal liability.  The specific mental state required differs depending on the crime and the jurisdiction, but unless the legislature passes a law… Read more »