Opinion

Kansas City Delegation Visits Capitol Hill to Advocate for Tech Education

Innovation is a key force behind a strong 21st century economy; and unless the United States prioritizes technology education, we will fall behind. Last week I was honored to represent Kansas City on Capitol Hill. Together with four other leaders from the KC Tech Council, I attended the annual CompTIA DC Fly-In Conference and met with six [...]

People Who Use Chrome or Firefox Are More Productive

Research shows that your browser choice is an indicator of how likely you are to succeed. Adam Grant's book, Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World, contains a fascinating example of what makes some people more successful than others. While researching why some customer service agents stayed in their jobs longer than others, researches stumbled upon [...]

Fellow Lawyers, Please Stop Writing Numbers Twice!

Writing numbers twice is unnecessary. It's legalese, hard to read, and worse, more likely to cause a mistake. Let's stop doing it! Let me explain why it should end... Many lawyers love to write numbers twice For example: "Louise agrees to work at Bob's restaurant for ten (10) hours on Saturday." Some lawyers say it provides clarity. [...]

2018-01-13T19:33:28+00:00By |Contracts, Opinion|

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 [...]

2018-01-13T20:31:18+00:00By |Legal Tech, News & Events, Opinion|

Tesla Sues Michigan (and I hope they win)

States like Missouri and Michigan that ban Tesla’s direct-to-consumer sales model should be ashamed of their anti-innovation policies. My wife and I bought a new car last week. We love the car itself (thanks Volkswagen) but holy cow the buying process was a complete disaster. The dealers used shady practices, offered confusing “special deals,” sold [...]

2018-01-13T20:54:06+00:00By |News & Events, Opinion|

Hiring an Attorney 101

There are more than 1.3 million attorneys in America and 40,000 new law school graduates each year. So how do you pick the right one for you? In this post we’ll help you identify how to choose the right attorney for you, how attorneys charge for their services, and share our “right attorney at the [...]

Horseback Law (by Google)

While reading How Google Works I came across a section talking about "Horseback Law." According to the authors, lawyers using old school practice methods can't keep up with fast-moving businesses because those practice methods simply can't keep up with the way most modern businesses operate today. Rather, lawyers should practice what Google lawyers calls "Horseback Law." Below is an [...]