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Integration & The Digital Pipeline

A common refrain among AM Law 200 attorneys is that they have nothing to fear from alternative legal service providers because (1) “bet-the-company” work will always be the domain of top tier law firms and (2) their firms only do bet-the-company work. That argument is based on the following premises: Legal problems can be neatly […]

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Potomac Law Group – The Law Distributed

Potomac Law Group is an innovative law firm that is leveraging its unique organizational structure and cloud-based technology to deliver high quality legal services to clients at a lower cost. I recently had the privilege of meeting with Potomac’s Chief Operating Officer, Marlene Laro, to discuss its business model. Potomac Law Group’s Business Model  One of […]

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A Fresh New Source for Legal Business News

Lee Pacchia, a former Bloomberg reporter, recently founded Mimesis Law. It is a web-tv show that focuses exclusively on the business of law. Mimesis has already produced several high quality interviews that are well worth watching. I particularly enjoyed Mr. Pacchia’s interview with Mike McDevitt, the CEO for Tandem Legal Group. Mr. Pacchia: “Do you see this […]

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DLI Gets Google Glass

I am proud to announce that Disruptive Legal Innovations now has Google Glass. Google Glass will not, in and of itself, fundamentally change the practice or the business of law. But it will give rise to useful tools that make certain tasks associated with the practice of law easier and faster. Hopefully, I will be one of […]

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Axiom Law Uses Ethics To Innovate

I recently read a wonderful law review article by Stephen Gillers, a professor at New York University School of Law, called A Profession, If You Can Keep It: How Information Technology and Fading Borders Are Reshaping The Law Marketplace and What We Should Do About It. In this article, Professor Gillers discusses the legal doctrines that […]

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Analyzing Axiom Law

Yesterday Bloomberg Law released an interview with Mark Harris (CEO & Co-founder of Axiom Law). It is a must watch. Despite its growing notoriety, Axiom Law remains a mystery to most lawyers. Very few people outside of Axiom Law itself have well-developed understanding of its business model or the services it offers. It is not a […]

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What Do S&P 500 Companies Want From Their Law Firms?

In this video, David Wilkins discusses what corporate clients expect from their outside law firms. It is required viewing for anyone that works in a large law firm. This presentation is based on a recently published white paper called  Corporate Purchasing Project: How S&P 500 Companies Evaluate Outside Counsel. Unfortunately, a copy of the report […]

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Lawyer By Day, Entrepreneur By Night

Entrepreneurship Is The “New Black,” But Most Of Us Are Still Making Excuses  I believe that most people, especially unemployed or disillusioned Millenials, now prefer high beta career opportunities to low beta career opportunities. But for many of us, our desire to boldly go where no person has gone before is usually replaced by fear and […]

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