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Notes From the Front Lines of Legal Innovation

I started this blog as a way for me to write about working as an in-house attorney. It quickly became a place for me to explore both by myself and with others what it means to innovate within the practice of law, what it means to use and create legal technology, and how legal technology and legal innovation are connected and not connected.

As a strong advocate for collaboration and the sharing of knowledge, I welcome conversations with anyone who may be interested in legal innovation, legal technology, or anyone who may already share my passion for legal technology and/or legal innovation. Feel free to find and connect with me on Twitter, on my Facebook page, or via LinkedIn.

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I had the pleasure of talking to Mark Deuitch. Mark is an entrepreneur and the founder of two web-based startups, PeopleClaim and Rhubarb, both of which I asked him about in this interview. Mark is devoted to solving “societal issues that are not sufficiently resolved by the existing system.” Right now, that means fixing the legal system through crowdsourcing on the blockchain. Tell me a little bit about your background. How did you…
I had the pleasure of talking to Mark Deuitch. Mark is an entrepreneur and the founder of two web-based startups, PeopleClaim and Rhubarb, both of which I asked him about in this interview. Mark is devoted to solving “societal issues that are not sufficiently resolved by the existing system.” Right now, that means fixing the legal system through crowdsourcing on the blockchain. Tell me a little bit about your background. How did you…
I recently spoke with Tunji Williams, a truly inspiring legal tech founder and entrepreneur. He describes himself (and accurately, I would say) as “a dreamer, entrepreneur, technologist and former mergers and acquisitions attorney building a team to help revolutionize deal process technology and service delivery for corporate transactions, and beyond.” Tell me a little bit about your background and the impetus behind DealWIP. My career journey so far has been a bit untraditional.…
I recently interviewed Steven O’Donnell, Director of Product Marketing and Sales for Mitratech. Mitratech is a leader in the legal operations and workflow automation space. They describe themselves as a “proven global technology partner for corporate legal departments and risk & compliance professionals seeking to raise productivity, control expense, and mitigate risk by deepening organizational alignment, increasing visibility, and spurring collaboration across the enterprise.” How would you define innovation? Innovation is any new concept,…
I recently spoke with Richard Mabey. Richard is a co-founder and the CEO of Juro. Juro is “an award-winning end-to-end contract management platform, which transforms contracts from the end of something painful into the start of something great.” I asked him about his beginnings within the legal tech world and his current thoughts on legal tech and Juro. How did you get your start within the legal tech world? For the most part, I…
Rob Saccone is an entrepreneur and recognized expert in technology, business and practice optimization within the legal industry, spending the last 20 years studying and serving legal markets worldwide.  He’s built and sold tech businesses, designed and launched new products and business models for law firms and legal tech vendors, and advises participants in the legal ecosystem from startups to global firms on business and technology strategy, new product and market development and data-driven innovation.…
For this interview, I decided to follow up with someone I had previously interviewed – Josh Kubicki. I suggest reading that interview first. Given your background, for the young in-house counsel who wants to engage in innovation, how would you advise them? Do not ask about getting involved in “innovation.” Do not use that word. Do not ask about AI or robotics or other hype terms. Do not read the thought leaders in the legal…
Kunoor Chopra  been involved in the legal services outsourcing industry since 2004 when she founded LawScribe, one of the pioneer companies in the industry. Her vision has always been to create a platform for customers that provides them with the best, most effective and efficient options to obtain and manage legal services. This means transforming the way legal services are delivered through technology and by providing customers with the right resources for service delivery, domain…
Dennis Kennedy is a professional speaker, author, adjunct law professor, podcaster, innovator, and authority on issues at the intersection of law, technology, and business. He is one of the best-known experts, authors, and commentators on legal technology and the application of technology to the practice of law. Dennis helps clients improve processes and systems to drive innovation, value, and efficiency into legal services, provide advice and education, and coach and mentor legal professionals. What is…
Justin “Jay” Evans is a third-year at Michigan State University College of Law where he is learning to use his scientific expertise and diverse work experience to advise clients on the cutting edge, through the use of innovative technology to make legal work more effective and efficient by optimizing the latest best practices. What first sparked your interest in legal technology and legal innovation? Interestingly, in my prior life I was a scientist, so the…