Noise

Thumbnail image for What does the “D” word actually mean?

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 [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for “Indie” Lawyers. Da’ fuck?

“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 [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for My ABA TechShow Schedule

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 [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Be the sixth monkey

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 [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Make it stop. Make all the words stop.

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 [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Future lawyer: a mediator between machine and client.

Future lawyer: a mediator between machine and client.

March 10, 2014

Refrains I keep hearing: • Experiential education. • Technology labs. • Design thinking. • Reduction of practice to code. • Legal hackathons. • Apps. In the rush to disassemble the legal profession, we are tumbling headlong into a profession that no longer understands it’s purpose (or the law), but is merely a technology mediator that is slowly degrading to [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for The Marble & The Sculptor: A book review of sorts.

The Marble & The Sculptor: A book review of sorts.

November 17, 2013

So a couple of weeks before I get a copy of this new book by Keith Lee (of Associate’s Mind), The Marble and the Sculptor, I’m given a pitch by an attorney that’s been practicing for nearly 20 years for this book that tackles cradle-to-grave type stuff, you know from choosing to go to law [...]

Read the full article →
Thumbnail image for Overheard: How to pick up “chicks.”

Overheard: How to pick up “chicks.”

October 29, 2013

At lunch today, I overheard the following conversation between four men in their mid-20s, dressed in standard corporate attire: Man 1: So a buddy of mine said that what I needed to do was get a bunch of my single guy friends— Man 2: I only have single guy friends. [Laughter] Man 1: Get the [...]

Read the full article →