Business Development

1233 ABA Journal Business Development articles.

How to achieve vocal power in and out of the courtroom
Public speaking is a crucial part of working as a lawyer. It is especially important for female lawyers who are claiming their vocal authority in speaking roles in courts.
How to plan ahead for compliance and privacy projections

As general counsel at Checkr, one of the most interesting challenges I face is staying on top of the ever-changing laws and regulations in the background check industry and…

Afternoon Briefs: Top Florida court hears case over ticket app; lawyer sentenced for involvement in prostitution

Florida Supreme Court to decide whether ticket app poses legal risk to customers

After a yearslong dispute, the Florida Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in the Florida Bar’s lawsuit…

Law school tech classes may not bring job opportunities, but they do help teach practice skills
Chicago-Kent College of Law students can learn about legal analytics. Students at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta have the opportunity to work in startup groups with MBA students, as well as graduate-level students from the Georgia Institute of Technology. And at the University of North Texas at Dallas College of Law, students taking a class about representing people who experienced domestic violence hear stories from “virtual victim” avatars to learn about the listening process.
Marketing your practice: The ins and outs of legal client relationship management tools

Legal marketing is a relatively new concept.

Why did a Georgia city prohibit tattoos on Sundays?
These days, people from all walks of life get tattoos. But in Columbus, Georgia, it was illegal to give them on Sundays, until recently. No one knows for sure what led to the law, but some suspect that it was what’s known as a “blue law,” a term for state and municipal regulations that prohibits commerce on Sundays, when lawmakers thought people should be in church.
Top tips to secure legal tech investors in 2020
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Jerry Ting, the CEO and co-founder of Evisort, an artificial-intelligence-powered contract-analysis system based in San Mateo, California.
UpCounsel website for freelance lawyers announces it will continue running under new ownership
Less than three weeks after the online legal marketplace UpCounsel announced plans to shut down, the company has announced that it will continue operations after all.
New feature in Westlaw Edge predicts legislative outcomes
Thomson Reuters unveiled a new feature in Westlaw Edge on Wednesday that uses artificial intelligence to provide a variety of information about federal legislation, including predictions about a bill’s likelihood of passage.
Afternoon Briefs: 2-time SCOTUS litigant gets settlement; at-large judge elections upheld in voting rights case

Florida man wins $875K settlement after two trips to the Supreme Court

A Florida man who won twice in the U.S. Supreme Court will get an $875,000 settlement for his…

UpCounsel announced shutdown after reaching deal with LinkedIn, court papers reveal
A legal dispute between the online legal marketplace UpCounsel and a dissatisfied shareholder is shedding light on why UpCounsel announced this week that it is planning to shut down March 4.
UpCounsel website for freelance lawyers shuts down after litigation opponent becomes ‘significant shareholder’

An online marketplace that links freelance lawyers with small businesses and other would-be clients has announced it is shutting down March 4. UpCounsel did not provide a reason for the decision in an announcement sent to users and posted on its website.

DC Bar considers relaxing its already-lenient rules to allow nonlawyer ownership of law firms
The District of Columbia Bar is considering changes to its ethics rules that could allow external ownership of law firms, as well as businesses in which lawyers and nonlawyers provide both legal and nonlegal services.
What you need to know about virtual and chatbot assistants for lawyers

Many lawyers are reluctant to delegate, preferring to handle everything themselves. The problem with this approach is that it leaves them overburdened, overworked and overstressed. That’s where virtual legal assistants and AI-based chatbots come in. To get you started, Nicole Black of MyCase breaks down some of the more popular options available.

CEO discusses the disrupting, displacing and deconstructing of legal services
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Varun Mehta, the new CEO of Factor, formerly Axiom Managed Solutions, an organization focused on performing complex legal work at scale.

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