With Thanksgiving falling on a Thursday this year… wait, I’m being told that it does that every year… we decided to release a panel discussion that Greg moderated with the General Counsel from McDonald’s, Fannie Mae, Western Union, and Tyson Foods. The discussion ranges from where these GCs are expanding their search for talent, to truly increasing diversity both in
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It’s Thanksgiving again. A time to stuff ourselves, watch some serious football (well, some football anyway), and be thankful. It got me thinking: what do I, as a blogger on legal technology and innovation, have to be thankful for this year (beyond, of course, my tech toys lol).
 
So, here are my top 10 things I’m thankful for this
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Tom Mighell and I launched our podcast in 2006. We joined the Legal Talk Network and have just published episode #300. We could probably claim many things about the podcast, but we’re OK with calling it “the longest continuously-running podcast on legal technology.”
Because surprisingly few podcasts even make it to 15 episodes, let alone roll on for 15
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This month I have the pleasure of introducing you to Julia Vitti, Hanzo’s newest account executive.  She’s a veritable dynamo with boundless energy and brings her special mix of humor, thirst for knowledge, and listening ear to every activity to help clients succeed.
 
What is your role at Hanzo? 
Julia:
I’m an Account Executive at Hanzo. In my role,
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Earlier this month, e-discovery company Everlaw became one of the few legal technology companies to join the elite ranks of unicorn status — companies valued at over $1 billion — with the announcement of a $202 million Series D funding at a valuation of over $2 billion. It had already been a big year for the company, which saw 80%
Continue Reading On LawNext: Legal Tech’s Latest Unicorn: A Conversation with Everlaw Founder AJ Shankar

Some things are now pretty obvious. Such as…
The modern world is now dominated by technology —i.e. computers, smartphones, software, and apps.
All of which are connected to the Internet, almost all the time.
The way lawyers do their work has been shifting, and some of the change has been bewildering and unsettling.
Less Obvious
In the midst of massive
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The public wants remote hearings to continue when COVID-19 subsides, according to the National Center for State Courts’ (NCSC) “State of the State Courts” survey.
And, while respondents said public trust in the courts and other institutions is waning, they indicated that courts could build trust by expanding online resources and remote options, which can help address core
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Want to improve attorney well-being? Start by capping billable hours at 1,800, making sure lawyers take all of their vacation time, and standardizing virtual hearings.
These recommendations, in addition to requiring that law students study well-being, were a few of the changes proposed by the New York State Bar Association’s Task Force on Attorney Well-Being and approved by the House
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Despite a lot of talk, law firms continue to make little progress down on the diversity path. Law firms set billing rates of ethnically and gender diverse lawyers, particularly at more experienced levels, lower than white males.
 
Kris Satkunas,
Director of Strategic Counseling of LexisNexis’ CounselLink had a problem. She was tasked with giving a webinar on benchmarks
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Today at 3 E.T., join our regular Friday Legaltech Week roundtable, as we discuss the top stories in legal technology and innovation.
Attendance is free, but you need to register, which you can do here. Register once and you are signed up for all future sessions.

Our lineup changes from week to week, but our regular panelists are:


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