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Saying goodbye to a friend and colleague.

July 9, 2014

Last week, we lost a dear friend and colleague of over 16 years, Jeffrey Hunter. The circumstances of his passing and the effect that it has had on our company family cannot be conveyed in words because it isn’t something to read about, only to be told. Jeff was fantastically original, and I mean that [...]

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The Power of One Tweet

May 7, 2014

As I watch (and participate in) the Twitterfall of the #SingforNicole campaign to get One Direction to dedicate a single song at a single concert in honor of a truly devoted fan who lost her life to a disease whose original name predates the band members’ birthdays, I can’t help but think about the power [...]

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For Nicole Wilson: Because she is all of our kids.

May 6, 2014

There are so many words we can choose to describe our children, that run from Angry with a stopover at Funny or Happy and a slide into Morose leading into Nightowl with the inevitable Out-of-Sorts or even Surly, but always Warm and most assuredly Yours. These adjectives change daily, if not every hour or (as [...]

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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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“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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