The business of providing professional advice is changing. Today, anyone can go online and access a wealth of information about any topic, from legal and medical advice to financial planning and accounting suggestions. This blog is designed to offer ideas, guidance, and perspectives on how to effectively navigate a perpetually shifting professional landscape, with a unique focus on the legal industry and the technology that is driving its evolution.
Outsourced In-House Counsel
I spoke with Amy Osteen, the founder of Outside CLO, a service for corporations that need an outsourced chief legal officer. We discussed why a company would outsource its in-house counsel needs, how that work differs from outside counsel at a law firm, and how the pandemic has impacted the appeal of outsourced in-house counsel services.
The Convergence of Consulting and Chat Software
I spoke with Jared Correia, the founder and CEO at Red Cave Law Firm Consulting, and the co-founder of Gideon Software, a website chatbot and automatic scheduling tool built exclusively for law firms. We discussed the challenges that Gideon helps law firms address, ways that the pandemic impacts how lawyers approach and use technology, and advice for launching a consulting practice and a legal tech startup.
The Impact of Automation on the Practice of Law
I spoke with Evan Shenkman, the senior director of knowledge management at Fisher Phillips, a labor and employment law firm. We discussed how knowledge management has changed over the past few months, the firm’s recent alliance with LegalMation and Thomson Reuters, how it will benefit clients and practitioners, and what the heightened focus on automation means for the future of the practice of law.
Calling All Lawyer Mom Owners
I spoke with Carolyn Elefant, an attorney, who focuses her practice on energy and environmental matters. She is also the author of several books, including the popular, Solo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be, and has been blogging at MyShingle for almost 18 years. She is producing a virtual conference called the Lawyer Mom Owner Summit for lawyers who are moms that own or want to start a law firm. We discussed the Summit, what its attendees can expect, and how the practice of law has changed.
No-Code CLM and the Changing Legal Marketplace
I spoke with Eric Laughlin, the CEO of Agiloft, a provider of contract and commercial lifecycle management software. We discussed his new role at Agiloft, how the pandemic has impacted the way companies leverage CLM, the overall market changes he is seeing, and the challenges associated with raising capital in the current environment.
Law Firms Creating Related Businesses
I spoke with Ray Biederman, a partner with Mattingly Burke Cohen & Biederman in Indianapolis and the co-founder and CEO of Proteus Discovery Group and DiscoveryMaster. We discussed whether attorneys with large firm backgrounds should take the leap and start their own firms, the trend of attorneys and law firms to develop related businesses, and the most common misconceptions or frustrations about e-discovery.
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Legaltech in depth
These podcasts are a fantastic way of keeping in touch with technology transformation for professionals, even for those that are very involved in the industry. Learn about the thinking before it turns into the next big product.
Ari knows the legal tech industry like the back of his hand and always finds intereseting stories to present to his viewers. Looking forward to listening to the next one!
Some great content on here with lots of industry leaders being interviewed!