career

Family BBQ

“So, what do you do for a living?” While the question above is not uncommon during small-talk, it may be challenging for ediscovery professionals to answer in simple terms. Sure, it’s easy to talk about document discovery with lawyers who understand the process. And with any luck, explaining predictive coding and de-NISTing to a tech person shouldn’t be
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Legal File Organization

Many lawyers are curious about legal entrepreneurship – from solo firms to legal technology shops. While some data suggests that the profitability of solo practice is worsening, law software is on the rise – as far as both economics and buzz. But what goes on beyond the hype, when you’re in the thick of it?
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Legal Tech Caffeine

Enthusiasm for legal hacking is abundant, from Zach Abramowitz’s Should You Leave Law And Learn to Code? to Sam Glover’s podcast on Hacking for Justice. Also notable, tech incubator LegalX launched last month, and former Legaltech News editor Monica Bay joined the Codex team last quarter. (Law hacking seems to be brought to us by
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PwC Leadership Styles Research

The skills needed to excel in a discipline are not the same as those necessary to lead a group of people. However, excellent litigators or engineers or innovators sometimes find their expertise rewarded with a role at the helm of a company.  The challenge is that, as consultancy founder Gerry Riskin explains, “You can’t manage
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In the Everlaw Office

If you follow entrepreneurship and startups, you likely know who Sam Altman is. A month ago, he published his “Life advice upon turning age 30,” which included this recommendation: Go out of your way to be around smart, interesting, ambitious people. Work for them and hire them (in fact, one of the most satisfying parts
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Legal Technology Team Meeting

The legal technology industry is heating up. You need look no further than Rob Robinson’s chart tracking thirteen years of investment and acquisition or Basha Rubin’s summary of growth in the space. It may be tempting to rush to get in on this booming sector. However, consider whether this part of the legal industry is
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Women in Legal Technology

Law firms continue to see gender imbalance when it comes to both pay and partnership numbers. This is not because women lawyers are leaving the profession. Data cited by the Harvard Business Review shows that “[t]hey are only leaving law firms, taking on corporate, government or regulatory roles instead.” The implication is that female lawyers especially
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Alternative Legal Career

Recent data continues to show that alternative legal careers are becoming increasingly mainstream. For example, this most recent study found that “57 percent of lawyers leave law firms altogether before their fifth year of practice”! So where are they going? One option that has been growing in popularity is the world of legal technology. We
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