There’s little question a real legal tech movement is underway world-wide — and one that’s accelerating at much faster clip than ever before.
A lack of innovation, high operating expenses and complacency have resulted in less than cutting edge technology and efficiencies from the big boys in legal technology and publishing. The problem has been made worse because of law firms’ acceptance of the status quo as they don’t know better and bill by the hour.
I’ve been attending ALM’s LegalTech Show in New York for the better part of a decade.
LexBlog has never exhibited as a vendor, we don’t buy the type of solutions the exhibitors offer and I’ve only spoken there on a couple of occasions. But I go year after year and I am sure I will…
I will be in New York City this week from Tuesday through Saturday. I’ll be there attending LegalTech as well as meeting with LexBlog Network members. Please look me up if you’d like to get together.
One thing I’ll be doing is brief video interviews of lawyers, companies, and organizations using blogs and social media…
You can tell it’s LegalTech time again.
By LegalTech I am referring to ALM’s LegalTech Show in New York City the first week in February.
It is the largest and, arguably, the most important legal technology show of the year. The show brings together lawyers, corporate leaders, legal technology companies, large consulting companies and law…
LexBlog, in partnership with ALM (American Lawyer Media), is providing coverage of ALM’s LegalTech Show in New York this week.
Using the LexBlog Network, LXBN, allows ALM to extend the reach of its LegalTech show beyond the walls of the conference center to LexBlog’s Network of over 7,000 lawyers around the world and to…
I receive at least 10 relatively illegible news releases daily (and many reporters tell me they get up to 300 each day). And rarely, if ever, can I get past the subject line in my e-mail
LinkedIn Events is now being used to highlight upcoming legal conferences. LegalTech NewYork, running from April 1 to 3, and the ABA TechShow in Chicago, running from March 25 to 27, are already displayed at LinkedIn Events.
In advance of today’s talk on Twitter at LegalTech West Coast, I sent out a request on Twitter and also asked some LexBlog clients who use Twitter to share any client development and/or networking success stories.
The response has been pretty overwhelming — attorneys and legal professionals from firms large and small have shared their positive stories of what an active Twitter presence has done for them.
Here are some of their stories and anecdotes:
- Connecticut employment attorney Daniel Schwartz (@danielschwartz) of Pullman & Comley. “Twitter story: Got invited to the ABA Diversity summit and speaking engagements bc of my use of Twitter.”
- California defamation attorney Adrianos Facchetti (@adrianos), has gotten several speaking gigs and connections with local reporters, attorneys, and consultants (more details after the jump).
- Washington DC LEED AP and construction attorney Chris Cheatham (@chrischeatham) of Watt, Tieder, Hoffar & Fitzgerald, LLP, a 200-attorney firm, has made connections with huge names in green building, including United States Green Building Council executive committee member Rob Watson (more details after the jump).
- Cleveland health care and private equity attorney Jayne Juvan (@jaynejuvan) of Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff, LLP, a large Ohio firm: "Even more so than my blog, I’ve used Twitter to demonstrate that I’m knowledgeable about business news and the economic crisis, as well as developments in corporate law" (more details after the jump).
- Both California attorney-mediator Victoria Pynchon (@vpynchon) and California civil litigator H. Scott Leviant (@hsleviant) wrote: "I’m speaking at LegalTech b/c I met @heathermilligan on twitter."
- New York Internet and intellectual property attorney Deena Burgess (@DeenaEsq): "Twitter has been great for my business. Developed many client relationships through it."
- New York law professor and technology attorney Jonathan Ezor (@ProfJonathan): "I’ve had quite a bit of success with Twitter, in terms of meeting new folks, getting prospective clients and good PR…Beyond that, using Twitter has helped me counsel about the risks of using Twitter."
- John Smith (@JohnKellenJames) VP/Partner at Kellen James, a National Performance Consulting firm: “Had several good meetings today as a result of connections made through Twitter at #LTWC”
- Michigan estate planning attorney Howard Collens (@howardcollens): “Made a nice contact with a local title company through the power of Twitter.”
- Patent and trademark attorney Erik J. Heels (@erikjheels) shared this summary of his successful Twitter campaign.
- Texas appellate lawyer D. Todd Smith (@dtoddsmith) writes: "The TX AmLaw affiliate called and asked me to write another article about Twitter."
See more stories and details after the jump:
I’m heading down to Los Angeles today for Incisive Media’s LegalTech West Coast conference. Crazy as it sounds I am blogging this from 38,000 feet on free WiFi on a Virgin America flight from Seattle to Los Angeles.
I’ll be part of a panel tomorrow, June 25, from 2:15-3:15 p.m.: What is Twitter and How…