Legal Tech

Lawyers Changing the World: Legal Technology Laboratory (LTL) Prototype Jam

I was lucky to attend the Legal Technology Laboratory (LTL) Prototype Jam today at the UMKC School of Law and the Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to hear about various projects in the legal tech space. The people (lawyers, developers, entrepreneurs, and more) behind these projects are doing great things and will no doubt change [...]

By | November 12th, 2016|Legal Tech, News & Events, Opinion|

If You’re Not Using Electronic Signatures, You’re Doing It Wrong!

Electronic signatures are valid in almost all situations. And if you want to make your business (or law firm) run as efficiently as possible, you should use them. In this post we’ll talk about about whether electronic signatures are legal, the benefits to using them, and how you can get started using them today. The [...]

By | October 3rd, 2016|Contracts, Freelancers, Legal Tech, Small Business, Startups|

Kansas City Should Adopt Regulation 2.0

I recently wrote a post for Startland News about Regulation 2.0 and why Kansas City should adopt it when it comes to regulating new companies like Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, and other similar platforms. In short - local, state, and federal governments enacted regulatory systems decades ago that were designed for the businesses operating at that [...]

By | February 26th, 2016|Legal Tech, Opinion, Regulations|

What the smartest people do on the weekends is what everyone else will do during the week in ten years

Chris Dixon, a partner at a16z, has an awesome blog. I read it regularly and recently came across a post he wrote back in 2013 that I love. In short, the title says it all. While most businesses are concerned about profits (and with good reason, :)) smart people with interesting hobbies are creating the tools [...]

By | February 6th, 2015|Good Reads (Books/Blogs/Articles), Legal Tech, Opinion, Startups|

One Step Closer to Title II Regulation for ISPs

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released a proposal this week regarding regulating Internet Service Providers (ISPs) as common carriers under Title II of the Federal Communications Act. This is good news for proponents of Net Neutrality and it also makes sense. I wrote about this topic back in May (see this post) and included links to a bunch [...]

By | February 5th, 2015|Legal Tech, Opinion, Regulations|

Horseback Law (by Google)

While reading How Google Works I came across a section talking about "Horseback Law." It is an awesome analysis of how lawyers can best represent fast-moving startups. In short, lawyers using old school practice methods won't be able to keep up with fast-moving startups because those practice methods simply can't keep up with the way most startups operate today. Rather, lawyers need [...]

By | November 21st, 2014|Good Reads (Books/Blogs/Articles), Legal Tech, Opinion|

From Motors to Chips to Internet of Things

Benedict Evans, a partner with Andreessen and Horowitz, wrote an awesome blog post including three paragraphs that are really insightful. While we don't fully understand "The Internet of Things" yet, our kids will. And the uses they will come up with will likely be transformative. Here's what Evans wrote: My grandfather could probably have told you how [...]

By | September 22nd, 2014|Good Reads (Books/Blogs/Articles), Legal Tech, Opinion|

Tell the FCC Not to Create a Fast Lane

There are a number of great articles talking about net neutrality and what the FCC is currently doing: see here, here, and here. So I'm not going to get into a full scale review of the FCC's proposal, which you can read here. I read the proposal and, although I'm happy the FCC seems intent [...]

By | May 16th, 2014|Legal Tech, Opinion, Regulations|

#FutureOfLaw

Richard Susskind researches the legal industry and wrote Tomorrow's Lawyers. The first sentence reads "This book is a short introduction to the future for young and aspiring lawyers." Early in the book he references Wayne Gretzky's famous quote "skate where the puck's going, not where it's been" and that is a great analogy for the legal industry. [...]

By | May 14th, 2014|Good Reads (Books/Blogs/Articles), Legal Tech|