Lex Machina: a LegalTech Model for Success

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.

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going into LegalTech

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Going into LegalTech

  Like many people, I went to law school, passed a bar exam, but then found myself not actually practicing within the field that I had spent so much time and money to be trained. I had taken stock of my options, researched, and soul-searched before jumping into one of the top alternative job markets… Read more »

LegalTech Interview: Christina Gagnier

LegalTech Interview: Christina Gagnier

Christina Gagnier leads the Intellectual Property, Internet & Technology practice at Gagnier Margossian LLP, with a specialization in social media, copyright and information privacy. Gagnier serves as the Chief Executive Officer of TRAIL, managing platforms like JobScout and HealthScout. She also blogs in the Technology section of The Huffington Post, and serves as the host… Read more »

The Lawpreneur Power List

The Lawpreneur Power List

  It’s no surprise that many of the emerging LegalTech companies out there were founded by lawyers. Long criticized as luddites, a new era of legally minded entrepreneurs have emerged. Thanks to Joshua Kubicki, a dynamic list of lawyers turned LegalTech entrepreneurs is now available on Listly. See any names missing? Add them to the list here.   h/t Eva… Read more »

LegalTech Call for Articles

LegalTech Call for Articles

Law Insider wants your LegalTech articles… and we want them now!  With the holiday season fast approaching, we know that you’re going to have some much needed downtime. But if you’re anything like us, after about 24 hours of downtime your creative juices will kick-in and you’ll be ready to start writing. So let us… Read more »

Law Insider is Getting a New Managing Editor

The day is finally here, folks. Law Insider is getting its very own Managing Editor. I’ve been fighting the good fight alone for the past 4 years on this blog, and today I’m excited to announce the new addition to the team: Michele Collu (pronounced Mikay-lay). Michele received his LL.M. from Berkeley and holds a J.D. from Università “Commerciale” Luigi… Read more »

Tracking Employees with GPS: Privacy vs. Productivity

Immediacy, convenience, accuracy—these are characteristics of GPS technology that make it attractive to employers for the purposes of tracking employees: Bosses like having a way of knowing where an employee is. Much of this has to do with the need for productivity—seeing who is and isn’t performing commensurately with their pay and making decisions to… Read more »

You shouldn’t be burdened with a student loan…

You shouldn’t be burdened with a student loan…

I had a couple of hours to kill last night and stumbled upon one of my all time favorites on Netflix: The Firm. This little clip reminded me of how I thought it would be after law school. (See clip below the fold)   Law school was without a doubt the best investment I ever… Read more »

What would Donald Trump do? (WWDTD)

I don’t think anyone really likes Donald Trump (DT). I feel like that’s kind of his shtick. Relentless; unapologetic. He will run you over if you’re standing in between him and his goal. And while you might not like DT on a personal level, in a game of business-pick-up basketball, I bet you’d pick him first… Read more »