Jason Wilson

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Small is the new big. That’s what he said.

April 1, 2014

If there was one takeaway for me from this year’s ABA Techshow it’s this: small law is not something to be ignored, and if anything, small law might even be something to be feared. I saw this playing out in a number of presentations and sessions and idle chatter at cocktail parties and in vendor hall, [...]

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What does the “D” word actually mean?

March 24, 2014

And here all along, I thought “d********n” stood for displacement through technology and apps, alternative pricing, and whatever couldn’t be bespoke. But all along it was simply alternative business models and nonlawyers getting a seat at the table, which was merely echoed by His Holiness as well, or is it Moses? I’ve committed myself this week to asking [...]

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Here is your 2014 ABA TechShow Vendor list

March 23, 2014

Every year I go to TechShow it seems I run into a few young associates who’ve been shuttled off to Chicago to gather information on software and service solutions for their respective firms. You see a lot of them wandering around vendor hall, picking up schwag, listening intently to sales pitches and product demos. I’m [...]

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Past Editions: Why are we leaving you behind?

March 19, 2014

I was recently using the new California Legislative Information (“CLI”) website and it reminded me of a couple of things. First was color, namely when information is conceived and born digitally, we as the creators can actually use color in text, and we should use more of it (when appropriate of course). It’s certainly something that’s [...]

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“Indie” Lawyers. Da’ fuck?

March 18, 2014

Lawyers have had a long and comfortable relationship with bullshit and bullshitting generally. And yet knowing that did not stop me from head desking over this tweet from last Saturday’s Reinvent Law Workshop on Entrepreneurial Lawyering: Indie? As in low-budget, do-it-yourself kind of lawyer? I was confused because this was the first time I’d heard [...]

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My ABA TechShow Schedule

March 16, 2014

For anyone that cares, here’s what I plan on attending at ABA’s 2014 TECHSHOW simply because I find these sessions more interesting to me than the others. If you are going to be there, then please make sure you get on one of the Twitter lists floating about. And remember to visit the ABA booth [...]

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Be the sixth monkey

March 13, 2014

By Jason Wilson [I'm republishing this piece from Spring 2012 because somehow, after today, it seems really relevant.] I try to stay away from writing anything that reads like a self-help or an advice column, but every now and then I come across a piece that’s such a great metaphor for something important that I [...]

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Make it stop. Make all the words stop.

March 12, 2014

Holy hell. All this in a matter of two weeks? The Practice of Law Does Not Need to Be Disrupted, The Lawyerist (Mar. 11, 2014) Gartner Legal IT Scenario, 2010 – Smart Machines and LPO Radically Disrupt Legal Profession, Computational Legal Studies (Mar. 2, 2014) Adapt to Law’s Digital Disruption or Die by Snooze, Leadership [...]

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