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Big Law Changing or Being Disrupted?

The legal market has seen a running debate since the economic crash: is Big Law being disrupted?  My short answer is no, it’s only changing. It’s not the three conferences in February alone on this question that prompt me to write today.  Rather, it’s the appearance

Do Less Law (ReInvent Law Presentation)

Last week I spoke at ReInvent Law NYC.  It is an “open public conference devoted to law, technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the legal services industry.” You can see a video recording of my Do Less Law presentation at the Reinvent Law Channel. Below are the sl

It’s the Client, Stupid! (ReInvent Law Live)

Susan Hackett (@HackettInHouse) speaks at  #ReInventLaw.. The title of her talk: “It’s the Client, Stupid!” (Live post – forgive any typos.) Starts with a story about James Carville story, putting a story over President Clinton’s desk. It said, “It&

Law as Engineering (ReInvent Law Live)

David Howarth on Law as Engineering at ReInvent Law NYC. (Live post – forgive errors.) What is that lawyers do? Public thinks it is litigation.  In UK, 80% of lawyers are not involved in litigation. Lawyers create documents that are useful to their clients. They create “ar

Confessions of a Pyrotechnician (ReInvent Law Live)

This is a live blog post from ReInvent Law NYC.  Lisa Damon of Seyfarth Lean is the speaker.  [Posted in real time, forgive typos, inaccuracies.) “I love to blow things up, the bigger the better.”  What does legal innovation have to do with pyrotechnics?  Let me explain.  

Reverse Engineering Legal Logic (Live from ReInvent Law)

This is a live post from the Reinvent Law Silicon Valley conference in Mountain View, CA. Please forgive any typos or errors in conveying what speakers say. Now up, in a six minute Ignite-style talk, is Kingsley Martin, CEO of KM Standards (formerly Kiiac) on Reverse Engineering Legal

Building the Law Factory (Live from ReInvent Law)

This is a live post from the Reinvent Law Silicon Valley conference in Mountain View, CA. Please forgive any typos or errors in conveying what speakers say. Now up, in a six minute Ignite-style talk, is Kevin Colangelo, managing partner of Youson & Irvine on Building the Law Facto

Making Fat Law Firms Flat through Operational Redesign for the Age of the Internet (Live from ReInvent Law)

This is a live post from the Reinvent Law Silicon Valley conference in Mountain View, CA. Please forgive any typos or errors in conveying what speakers say. Now up is Raj Abhyaker, CEO of LegalForce, on “Making Fat Law Firms Flat through Operational Redesign for the age of the I

The Future of Legal Market is Not Evenly Distributed (Live from ReInvent Law)

This is a live post from the Reinvent Law Silicon Valley conference in Mountain View, CA. Please forgive any typos or errors in conveying what speakers say. Dan Katz of MSU Law: The Future is Already Here – It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed Storm brewing in legal. Complicat

Who Owns the Law? (Live from ReInvent Law)

This is a live post from the Reinvent Law Silicon Valley conference in Mountain View, CA. Please forgive any typos or errors in conveying what speakers say. Who Owns the Law? Ed Walters of FastCase Government works are public so on its face, public owns the law. But Ed says it’s