We’ve talked in the past about why legal services providers are primed for a newspaper-like contraction. Both newspapers and law firms deliver a text-based product, delivered by geographically-focused entities that largely rely on their reputation and institutional rules to protect their business models.
And both never believed that Internet-based technologies would impact their … Read More ›
Healthcare.gov is at the core a legal technology. It’s a technology designed to facilitate a legal process – the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. It is very analogous to the way eDiscovery technology facilitates the requirements of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.
What’s amazing about Healthcare.gov is that this “website” is the … Read More ›
Providing more evidence of the continued restructuring of Big Law, the Wall Street Journal’s front page reported that Weil Gotschal has announced layoffs, followed up by Above The Law’s continuing reports of ‘stealth’ layoffs in law firms — mostly of staff and legal secretaries.
This shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone familiar … Read More ›
When coordinating multi-district litigation, many firms like to think that they can simply call on their existing in-house resources, including litigation support staff and paralegals, to take over the technology strategy. In some instances, this approach may be sufficient, but only at the early stages of the case. In our experience, this strategy never works over the life … Read More ›