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Does Legal Tech Really Need More Lawyers?

Does Legal Tech Really Need More Lawyers? 1000 667 Rakesh Madhava

Software built for lawyers by lawyers — a number of legal tech startups have recently etched this on their marketing sandwich boards. And, a recent thought-provoking post on Lawyerist.com suggested the underlying problem with legal technology is that there aren’t enough lawyers actually employed by companies in the legal tech space. Sam Harden writes that until we “see…

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Year in Review: Our Top Legal Tech Stories of 2015

Year in Review: Our Top Legal Tech Stories of 2015 1024 683 Alex Braun

We covered some diverse ground on the Nextpoint blog in 2015, publishing 23 legal technology stories that ranged from dissecting new laws and trends, outlining best practices in eDiscovery, and teaching legal professionals how to work more efficiently with the aid of software. In case you missed them, here are summaries of our five most…

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Seven Characteristics of Law Firms Who Are Legal Technology Rockstars

Seven Characteristics of Law Firms Who Are Legal Technology Rockstars 600 300 Rakesh Madhava

It’s a new age for lawyers. Simply providing great legal counsel isn’t enough any more (some would argue it never really was). Legal technology, including e-discovery technology and evidence management software, can provide a competitive advantage in a highly competitive marketplace. We’ve compiled seven traits of lawyers and law firms that successfully use legal technology…

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Can the ABA TechShow Bring a Silicon Valley Sensibility to the Law?

Can the ABA TechShow Bring a Silicon Valley Sensibility to the Law? 150 150 Jason Krause

We don’t attend many industry conferences. After attending a few too many events, you start to see the same presenters talking about the same topics over and over. (Or even worse, the same speakers pretending to be experts on a slightly different topic each year.) We will be at the ABA TechShow next week. TechShow…

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Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Get eDiscovery?

Why Doesn't Silicon Valley Get eDiscovery? 150 150 Jason Krause

Lawyers have taken a lot of criticism over the years for being slow to wrap their heads around eDiscovery. However, it turns out that lawyers aren’t the only ones having trouble with the issue. Silicon Valley, the hotbed of high-tech innovation, is now struggling to deal with electronic evidence in litigation. The Bay Area is…

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Lawyers and Legal Technology: A Love Match

Lawyers and Legal Technology: A Love Match 150 150 Jason Krause

Before coming to the legal technology industry, I spent five years in Silicon Valley during the dotcom boom. In Silicon Valley, I was used to dealing with early adopters and wannabe technology visionaries. These are people who loved technology in all of its forms, embraced change, and were desperately trying to look around the corner…

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The Future of Legal Technology:

The Future of Legal Technology: 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

It’s Time for Lawyers to Think Small 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…

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The Legal Challenge of Our Time: Technology That Gets the Internet

The Legal Challenge of Our Time: Technology That Gets the Internet 1000 667 Rakesh Madhava

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 central…

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Is The Legal Industry Doomed to Newspaper-like Contraction?

Is The Legal Industry Doomed to Newspaper-like Contraction? 150 150 Rakesh Madhava

Back in January of 2010, we published a post that the legal industry could be in for a technology disruption on the scale of newspapers. The signs abound that a disruption is now underway. I recently ran across this chart in The Business Insider from famed internet analyst Henry Blodgett that provides vivid detail as…

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News Flash: Technology Upgrades Suck

News Flash: Technology Upgrades Suck 150 150 Jason Krause

According to last years’ Midlevel Associates Survey at Law.com, associates were excited about all of the new gadgets and software being made available to them. For a brief period, it seemed like new devices, software, and even the latest Windows upgrade might finally give overworked associates the technology they needed. Predictably, this year’s survey found…

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