Lawyers & Technology

Post image for Google Ventures invests in Rocket Lawyer: my views…

Thanks go out to Mark Robins of Lawyer Locate and Omar Ha-Redeye for bringing to my attention the news that Google Venture recently infused $18.5-million into Rocket Lawyer. Now everyone wants to know what I’m thinking. So here it is: Rocket Lawyer has been around in the U.S. since 2008 (about the same time I […]

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Post image for Legal Forms + Unauthorized Practice of Law…

David Bilinksy of Thoughtful Law gave a great prediction last year when we first launched our legal forms + video guides: “All it will take is a precedent-setting court decision that these online providers are not engaging in the unauthorized practice of law for the walls to come crumblin’, tumblin’ down.” Well, we may be […]

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Post image for The Legal Services Industry in 2020

I thought it would be fun to gaze into my crystal ball and try to predict what the legal services industry would look like in the year 2020. So here I go: Law firms will take up space within Walmart (in between the optomitrist and the passport photo shop). Users will be able to subscribe […]

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Post image for Richard Susskind’s article about online legal services…

Today I got an e-mail from Richard Susskind (legal futurist and law professor in the U.K.). He’s basically the reason I do anything online. I met him in person and we’ve had some nice email chats every now and then. Really, really smart guy. Today, he forwarded to me an article he wrote for The […]

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Post image for Law Tech Camp: Lingering thoughts…

Law Tech Camp was, in my mind, a large success. And congratulations to Monica Goyal, Sapna Mahboobani, Mitch Kowalski, Jordan Dulgin and everyone else for organizing, participating, and attending the event. I’m told that over 100 people attended and the sessions were educational and interesting. Now…for those who missed it…I thought it would be worthwhile […]

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Post image for Law Tech Camp featured in Globe and Mail…

Today’s Globe and Mail discussed an upcoming conference which I’m a panelist on: Law Tech Camp (an unconference of law and technology). It’s free and open to all. It should be fun and I would encourage you to come out.

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Post image for Law Tech Camp: this Saturday (I’m a panelist)…

An unconference called “Law Tech Camp” is being held at the University of Toronto – Faculty of Law this Saturday, June 18th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The idea behind Law Tech Camp is to help bridge the gap between the tech and legal communities and encourage the exchange of ideas and knowledge between […]

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Post image for The Economist: A Less Guilded future for lawyers and law firms?

On May 5, 2011, The Economist ran a story about the less guilded future for law firms: profits are no longer guaranteed and survival is now becoming the focus.  The article mentions a few things which I tend to agree with, such as: Lawyering is as much of a business as it is a profession […]

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Post image for The future for Big Law Firms…

I sit back and think a lot about what legal futurist Richard Susskind wrote in his book “The End of Lawyers?” I think about it specifically in the context of big law firms. How will they adapt to changes in technology and their clients. Will they be the mouse that kept running or the mouse […]

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Post image for I’m back…and I’ve got LOTS to catch up on…

Yes, I realize it’s been a while. For the past few months, I’ve been busy updating the website, increasing our legal forms packages, and getting ready for tomorrow night’s appearance on CBC’s Dragon’s Den. I haven’t had my twitter feed on for a while because, a while back, I discovered to my shock that I […]

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Post image for Congratualtions to Garry Wise on getting to 2,000 posts!

It’s not everyday that a Canadian blogger will reach 2,000 posts while still engaged in a busy practice. But Toronto family law and employment lawyer Garry Wise just did it! Garry started his blog way back in April 2005. So it’s been over 5 and a half years to reach 2,000 posts. And Garry is […]

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Now this is pretty neat. I’m actually blogging from my phone. I’m able to sync to my blog, create a new post or page and update to my blog. It’s pretty neat because it basically means I can post a new blog anywhere I go. If I’m enjoying another beer for bloggers event, for example, […]

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