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 »
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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 »
Nikhil Nirmel is the founder and CEO of Lawdingo, an online service that connects people to a lawyer nearly instantly. Nikhil believes that whenever work can be done remotely, it should be so, and he applies that philosophy to both his company’s product and to the organization of people who build it. Often noted for his… Read more »
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 »
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.
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »