Legal Industry

News and information about the legal industry, including economics, jobs, and the future of the practice of law. You can also read just our legal tech industry coverage.

Civil Rights, Law School Innovation, and Missed History

Three podcasts we're listening to: ABA Journal—Asked and Answered, Legal Toolkit, and Stuff You Missed in History Class.

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Podcast #116: The ROI of Giving Things Away, with Doug Sorocco

In this episode of the Lawyerist podcast, Douglas Sorocco explains why his law firm built a free public event space next door, and why it wound up being a good investment.

Democratizing the Law, Fear of Robots, and Beauty Titans

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: On the Road, the Digital Edge, and the Bowery Boys.

AI, Algorithms, and E-Discovery

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: The Digital Edge, The Un-Billable Hour, and The Florida Bar Podcast.

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The Mind-Blowing Legal Tech I Didn’t See at ABA TECHSHOW

Most legal technology has moved from disruption to competition, and that's just fine. But there's more coming …

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Lawyers, The Quartz Crisis and Swatch Watches: A Lesson On Disruption

Nearly 50 years ago, the Swiss watchmaking industry was caught off guard by the rise of quartz watches, which were cheaper and simpler. Lawyers now face the same problem.

TBD Law and Diversity, TBD2 Update

The TBD Law community will lead the way in shaping the future of the legal profession, and the legal profession is not going to be 88% white and 64% men for much longer.

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How Access-to-Justice Efforts Are Changing the Consumer Legal Market

Alternative legal services are positioning themselves as part of the solution to the access to justice problem. What does this mean for lawyers?