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Bob Ambrogi reported this morning that Axiom, a global legal services company providing legal professionals and technology to legal departments in the largest companies in the world, is going public. Made me wonder who were the “alternative” legal service providers of today. Companies like Axiom or traditional law firms? After all, Axiom already has 2,000 employees across three continents.   A few weeks ago, Frank Ready of Legaltech News reported that Elevate, providing…
The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) said today that Joy Heath Rush, who has been serving as its interim chief executive officer since October 2018, has been formally named as CEO effective immediately. “When we brought Joy on as interim CEO, it was with the hope that ILTA would become her new home,” Angela Dowd, president of ILTA’s board of directors, said in a statement. “In her first four months, Joy has demonstrated the skills,…
If you’ve ever seen a rocket pre-launch cycle for NASA shuttles, then you’re in for a surprising treat. The energy, the anticipation, is overwhelming to anyone watching. Really, the multitude of technicians running last minute diagnostics are just listing off every detail that needs approval before the launch. “Power, check. Systems, check. Fuel, check”. All the different systems and sub-systems get a last good look through before we hear the glorious words, “Ready for liftoff”.…
Major news today regarding the alternative legal services provider Axiom: the company has taken steps to prepare for an initial public offering and, separately, has spun off two companies as separate entities. Axiom said today that it has confidentially submitted a draft registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission relating to the proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The number of shares to be offered and the price…
LAWCLERK, a legal services marketplace where solo and small-firm attorneys can hire freelance lawyers for short-term projects, has launched a new service targeted at corporate counsel, LAWCLERK for General Counsel. Like the company’s standard service, LAWCLERK for General Counsel allows corporate counsel to post one-off projects to the LAWCLERK marketplace for short-term help from freelance lawyers. In addition, corporate counsel can  build “teams” of freelance lawyers to use as they need them. To…
I am becoming more and more cognizant of the diversity of legal conference panels – especially tech and innovation conferences.   Sadly, diversity when it comes to the inclusion of women on panels is lacking. This is particularly striking when many of the conferences are put on for large law professionals and in-house counsel, both of which come from organizations championing diversity  Eight years ago I chaired a couple conferences for PLI (Practising Law Institute).…
In 2017, a group of longtime and prominent members of the International Legal Technology Association, unhappy with the association’s direction, broke off and formed an alternative, the Association of Legal Technologists. At the time, nQueue CEO Rick Hellers, who spearheaded the split, wrote on LinkedIn that he and others were concerned about ILTA’s overall direction and the “widening gap between the organization’s core values and the actions of its leadership.” In February…
I want people to blog. Publishing and putting yourself out there can be a life-altering event.  It can lead to new connections, skills and career options.  It is very important. So I dislike saying anything that would discourage people from blogging. But if you are a person who is using ad-supported blogging solutions, I am about to do that. Let me tell you a story. you have an idea for a blog and are ready…
What a hashtag coming yesterday from law blog pioneer, legal tech veteran and now law professor, Dennis Kennedy. Kennedy used the hashtag in a blog post as his solution to a growing problem legal professionals face when writing for third party publishers – #blogfirst. I’ve been rethinking my approach to publishing articles in publications. To my horror, I’ve seen links to hundreds of my old articles take people to “file not found” or other…
There’s the adage that says, Many hands make light work. This truth can also run amuck if the many hands involved are inept and unwilling to work together as a team. The same goes for gathering feedback and criticism on a design project. You need to show others and test on potential users. However, the eyes looking need to be engaged in the process or know the goals so that you avoid drive-by feedback that…