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It seemed like a good time to share a batch of recent episodes of The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast. The spring semester is over, grades are in, I’m focusing on Legal Innovation as a Service for the summer, and I’m enjoying the summertime.
And summertime is the perfect time to get caught up on podcast listening.
Here’s a list of what
Continue Reading Recent Episodes of Kennedy-Mighell Report: From Home Offices to Metaverse Offices

An often underestimated part of the innovation process, especially within law departments, is the messaging, presentation, and selling of innovation projects, programs, and portfolios to general counsel and other decisionmakers in law departments. I wrote about this topic in my book, Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law: A Practical Guide for Law Firms, Law Departments and Other Legal Organizations (available on
Continue Reading Selling Innovation to General Counsels and Other Legal Decisionmakers


Summer is here and the time is right for  . . . Legal Innovation as a Service for law departments only.
I’ve wrapped up my grading for my classes at University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law for the semester.
I’m planning to largely take the summer off and concentrate only on my Legal Innovation
Continue Reading Legal Innovation as a Service (for law departments only)

I was asked a while back to answer some questions for an article about venture capital in the legal industry. It now appears that the article might not happen.
As part of my #BlogFirst initiative, I’m posting my unedited and unupdated answers here for your reading pleasure and, maybe, to learn how others would answer these questions.
1. Which entities
Continue Reading Thoughts on Venture Capital in the Legal Industry

As I wait for final papers to come in, I thought it would be a good time to share some of the video content we created at the Michigan State University Center for Law, Technology & Innovation this past semester. The Center’s video content is all available on the Video resources page of the CLT&I website.
NewLaw Careers Webinar
Continue Reading Spring 2022 Videos from MSU Center for Law, Technology & Innovation

This post is part of a series of sample chapters from my my book, Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law: A Practical Guide for Law Firms, Law Departments and Other Legal Organizations.
Three Innovation Efforts Corporate Counsel Want
This chapter contains some of my best insights from work on the customer side as an in-house counsel. It also contains some
Continue Reading Three Innovation Efforts Corporate Counsel Want

Supply chains have certainly gotten our attention in the last few years. You might be surprised to learn that there is a growing area of practice in supply chain law to address the many complex issues that arise out today’s lengthy and surprisingly-fragile supply chains.
I’m pleased to be the moderator for a panel discussion on supply chain law at
Continue Reading Michigan State U Supply Chain and the Law Panel – April 7

In the new episode of The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast called “Life During Cyberwartime,” Tom and I combined our sense of unease over world events and some worrisome warnings from CISA.gov and decided to discuss recent major cyberattacks and what we should do to prepare ourselves for the possibility of cyberwar.
Timely? I think so.
From the podcast description:
Continue Reading New Podcast: “Life During Cyberwartime”

The annual list of Women in Legal Technology from the ABA Legal Technology Resource Center is a big deal. There are now well over a hundred women on the cumulative list. It’s a fantastic resource to find women speakers on legal technology, for consulting, and more.
We are rapidly approaching the February 15 deadline for nominations for the 2022
Continue Reading 2022 LTRC Women of Legal Technology Opportunities

Excerpt from Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law: A Practical Guide for Law Firms, Law Departments and Other Legal Organizations, by Dennis Kennedy.
A greatly-underused resource for innovation programs is the advisory board. Advisory boards are a group of experts who provide advice, industry and customer knowledge, market awareness, subject matter expertise, and the like. They can work as sounding boards,
Continue Reading Advisory Boards for Innovation and Other Outcomes

Tom Mighell and I wrote a 3-part article on personal productivy tips based on a podcast episode we did last fall. It’s been published on the American Bar Association’s “Law Technology Today.”
The end of the year can seem like the “Time of the Overwhelm.”
It’s called “12 Personal Productivity Tips for Your Year-End Push” and can be
Continue Reading 12 Personal Productivity Tips for Your Year-End Push

Tom Mighell and I, with help from Debbie Foster, continued our annual tradition of looking backward and forward at #legaltech at the end/beginning of each year on our podcast. Of course, we do that in our own way.
Here are the two episodes of The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast:

  • Pardon the Interruption: 2021 Edition
  • Dennis & Tom’s 2022 Tech Resolutions

  • Continue Reading Looking Forward and Backward at Legal Technology – 2021 and 2022

    Part of my #blogfirst project.
    We have moved from a world where the big fish eat the little fish, says Tom Peters, the famous management consulting guru, to a world where the “fast fish eat the slow fish.”
    I’ve noticed lately that many of the most innovative developments in legal technology have come from smaller firms and solo practitioners. Small firms
    Continue Reading Fast Fish and New Technologies: Are Small Law Firms Outcompeting Large Firms?