Category: Future of Law

The Future of Work

I have been fascinated by the future and what it holds for all of us for a very long time. As a child, one of my fondest memories was going to Disney World in Orlando and riding on the “Carousel of Progress.” This was my favorite ride because  it gave...

The Social Law School: A Call for Change

On February 7 over 800 people gathered at the ReInvent Law NYC event to discuss the future of law and the impact of technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the legal services industry. The audience included a diverse group of people: large firm lawyers and...

Order of the Coif Be Damned

From reading the trade press over the last few months it’s pretty clear that the top-end of the legal business is facing serious financial pressure. Revenue is flat or down in most major practice areas. There’s overcapacity among the AmLaw 100 and...

Why Being Good is No Longer "Good Enough"

Professor Oliver Goodenough of the University of Vermont Law School had an epiphany as he was walking through the exhibits at the LegalTech Show in New York last January.  This epiphany was important enough to have been the subject of an article by Rachel Zahorsky and...

The Social Law Firm

Over the last few years American businesses have embraced a new way of thinking, remaking themselves as less hierarchical and more social enterprises. This organizational change has been facilitated by new technology and a new communications paradigm. It seeks to...