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ABA summit discusses new paths for providing legal services
New app aims to find you a sub in a second
Team approach keeps pregnancy leave from stalling careers
For many female attorneys, maternity leave can be the equivalent of a poisoned chalice—offered as a benefit, but damaging to a career.

Federal law mandates that all…
What will lawyers be doing in 5 to 10 years?

Coming into Las Vegas to attend Avvo’s sixth annual Lawyernomics conference, I was bombarded with concert billboards, including ones for the latest extended residencies. It used to be if…

It’s a mobile world—embrace digital marketing and learn Google’s secrets, Lawyernomics speakers say

Here in Las Vegas, Elvis Presley may still be the king. But for the legal industry, it’s mobile devices that are wearing the crown (or the gold lamé suit).

That…

How should you reboot your legal marketing? Lawyernomics speakers will explore

It’s only fitting for someone with the nickname “the rock star of digital marketing” to play Las Vegas.

Mitch Joel, president of digital marketing and communications agency Mirum, will do…

Legal innovation summit attendees are long on ideas but short in data

Sunday’s marathon session at the National Summit on Innovation in Legal Services at Stanford University really hammered home a lot of points for me. For instance, the number…

True innovation in the legal industry requires outside views and thinking, summit speakers say

Corrected: To paraphrase Hillary Clinton, it takes a village in order to have true innovation within the legal industry—especially when it comes to closing the sizable gap between those who…

Summit on legal innovation in legal services gets underway in Silicon Valley

It might be strange to attend a conference about innovation in legal services and hear the names Carole King and Herbert Hoover invoked as major themes.

But it worked in…

Georgetown Law teams up with 2 firms to create ‘low bono’ law firm

When Sheldon Krantz, a retired DLA Piper attorney and adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, published his book, The Legal Profession: What Is Wrong and How to Fix It,…

When making things free means gaining more interest
Sedgwick ex-chair writes about what he knows in new novel
Creator of the DuPont model makes an inside move
Firms bet on growth potential of drone law

For most people, unmanned aircraft systems—aka drones—are only slightly more popular than Ebola. That’s because when most people think of a drone, they think of the army using video-game controls…

How profitable are alternative fee arrangements, in practice?

Alternative fee arrangements have been a reality for lawyers and law firms for several years now. But are they profitable? The answer depends on whom you ask.

It turns out…

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