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The Main Course: 5 Things That Made Me Think This Week
Baker McKenzie goes BIG: with the hiring of Casey Flaherty and Jae Um, Baker McKenzie is building a roster of some of the biggest names in legal tech (joining several other stars already at the firm).
Legal Tech Definition Quadrant Chart: I really enjoyed the way Dennis Kennedy broke down his ideas about the forms of legal tech. I recommend checking out the chart, and then listening to the accompanying podcast (linked within the post) to get the full flavor.
Global Legal Hackathon is coming: as thousands of participants can attest, the 2018 event was one of the year's legal innovation highlights. People who want to take part in 2019 - which promises to be even bigger and better - can register here.
What are the 2019 priorities for General Counsel? Adopting new tech tools is tops, per this survey by Lexoo (via Artificial Lawyer).
Bricklayers and Architects: Jason Barnwell's thought-provoking reflections on bringing innovation into legal work.
Route of a text message: I was fascinated by this step-by-step guide to all the stuff that's happening beneath the hood when you off-handedly text "new phone who dis?" to a friend.
About Gabe Teninbaum
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.
Every day, he digest tons of content on these topics. The goal of Lawtomatic, his newsletter, is to curate the most interesting, valuable, and thought-provoking of these ideas.
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