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April 12, 2019

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

  • Alternative Legal Careers Panel: some of the smartest, most interesting people in law/innovation/tech participated in this recording of the LawNext podcast focused on what the next generation of legal careers will look like.

  • Economies of Scale in Law Firm:  Toby Brown on how firms can work more efficiently when they achieve the optimal size.

  • LITCon2019 Review: a student's perspective on the Suffolk Legal Innovation & Tech Conference, which 100+ people attended earlier this week.  It's always great to see the legal tech A-crowd, but as one of the conveners, I was really pleased to see students get to show off their remarkable work for this group.  Sidenote:  LITCon2020 will be March 30, 2020.  If you put it in your calendar now, you can have a flashy computer sticker to show off.

  • Thoughts on the State of Lawyers: the terrific closing keynote of Stanford's recent Future of Law Conference by Julio Avalos, Chief Business and Strategy Officer at Github.

  • Innovation & Corporate Law Departments: a new report from the Legal Executive Institute has some interesting findings, like more than half of corporate law departments now have legal ops professionals and 63% of large departments are increasing use of tech tools (free download once you enter contact info).

 

Lagniappe

  • Tube Benders: on a trip to NYC this week, I wandered into a storefront neon shop, complete with artisans bending glass in an open studio in the back. It was fascinating to see, and reminded me of this podcast episode of 99% Invisible on the neon industry.  It'll give you a new appreciation for real-deal neon (as opposed to the LED-simulated stuff made nowadays.

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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