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In this episode, Curo Legal founder, Chad Burton, explains how (and why) he ditched his computer for an iPad Pro, and then ditched his iPad Pro for his iPhone. And the thing is, you might be able to do it, too.
Chad Burton is a former litigator who developed one of the nation’s first “new model” law firms, leveraging cloud-based technology and modern business practices to develop a lean virtual law firm.If today’s podcast resonates with you and you haven’t read The Small Firm Roadmap yet, get the first chapter right now for free!

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Chad Burton

Chad Burton is a co-founder of Modern Law Practice, CEO of CuroLegal, and a legal futurist. He has been actively engaged in building the future of legal services throughout his career through his work in legal technology, creating ABA Blueprint – an A.I. driven interface to help attorneys select the best technology for their firms – and developing “new law” business models.

Within Modern Law Practice, Chad becomes a law firm owners’ “BFF” and is essentially on call as the ideas flow. Burton’s obsession with exploiting every feature of existing technology helps owners maximize their resources. He is adept at lean operations management and leveraging virtual assistants and other outsourcing options.

He serves on the Governing Board for ABA’s Center for Innovation and the Board of Directors for the Global Legal Blockchain Consortium. Burton previously served on the ABA Law Practice Division’s Council and as chair of the division’s Futures Initiative. He regularly speaks around the country on topics related to legal technology, virtual law practice, and the future of the legal profession.

Burton has been quoted and published in national outlets including the ABA Journal, Inc., the Atlantic, and Entrepreneur Magazine. He was named to the Fastcase 50 list of global legal innovators in 2014 and received an award by ALM for the Most Innovative Use of Technology for Firm in 2012. Burton earned his bachelor’s degree at Miami University and his J.D. at Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

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Last updated June 28th, 2022