Your Weekly Lawtomatic Digest

The Appetizer: Sponsors

The Main Course: 5 Things That Made Me Think This Week

  • A Big Week for Big Money in Legal Tech: VC firms poured $115m into two platforms, Kira Systems and Atrium, this week in the latest instances of legal tech outfits receiving major funding.

  • Changing the Non-Lawyer Ownership Rules: Bob Ambrogi interviews Bill Henderson on Bill's report to the State of California on changing rules around who can own a law firm (read the underlying report here). Related: after 586 podcast episodes (!) on Legal Talk Network, Bob is moving in a new direction. His note to listeners here.

  • Clifford Chance names Legal Tech Vet to Run Dev Shop: Jeroen Plink, a legal tech vet, has been announced as the CEO of Clifford Chance Applied Solutions, which will build new tech to solve problems faced by the firm's clients. Interesting not only because Plink has a track record of doing cool things, but also because it suggests some major firms are serious about creating R&D arms and building their own legal tech products.

  • Innovation Requires Cultural Change: a thoughtful piece by Ivy Grey.

  • Rocket Lawyer/OpenLaw Smart Contract Deal: the Artificial Lawyer on the interesting implications of this collaboration.

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A Lagniappe

  • American Innovators: this podcast series, by the bestselling author, Steven Johnson, is really fun to listen to. My favorite episodes are about the birth of AI and the Kasparov vs. Deep Blue chess match.

About Gabe Teninbaum

(@GTeninbaum) is a professor at Suffolk Law (with additional affiliations at Yale, Harvard, and MIT) focusing on legal innovation, technology, and the changing business of law.

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