April 19th, 2012 → 7:10 am @ Ari Kaplan
I will be speaking at the Avvocating Conference in Seattle on May 4th and had the chance to speak with Avvo‘s CEO and Founder, Mark Britton. We discussed the genesis of the event and what attendees can expect. Listen to our interview below:
April 4th, 2012 → 3:03 pm @ Ari Kaplan
I recently read “10 Lessons From 30 Years in the Law” by Mike Maslanka, the managing partner for the Dallas office of Constangy, Brooks & Smith and the author of Work Matters, a popular blog focused on labor and employment issues. Mike happens to be a lawyer, but his advice is just as relevant for accountants, architects, financial planners, and any other individuals who provide professional services. His ten lessons include:
April 2nd, 2012 → 7:13 am @ Ari Kaplan
I spoke with Charlie Gollow, an investment manager with IMF Australia, a publicly traded Australian company that finances legal claims in excess of AUD $5 million, which recently launched a wholly-owned subsidiary, Bentham Capital, in New York City to fund large-scale cases in the U.S. We discussed IMF, its goals for 2012, the state of the litigation funding market, and the advantages/disadvantages of enlisting a financial partner of this type. Listen to our interview below:
March 30th, 2012 → 4:05 pm @ Ari Kaplan
I spoke today with Robert Hilson, the editorial director for the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists, which is hosting its 2012 Annual Conference next week (April 2-4) at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, Florida. We discussed the organization’s growth, its impact on the legal community, and his expectations for the upcoming event. Listen to our interview below:
March 23rd, 2012 → 2:25 pm @ Ari Kaplan
The February issue of Fast Company features this interesting infographic about The Real Cost of Patent Reform (click on the link for the image) showing, among other things, that the average patent wait time of 34 months is likely to drop, along with false-marking lawsuits and VC funding (because “in a first-to-file system, inventors have to be more careful about sharing ideas with anyone-including potential investors.”)
March 2nd, 2012 → 11:01 am @ Ari Kaplan
At Legal Tech NY 2012, I had the opportunity to speak with Jim Hammond, the Vice President for Global Marketing at Aderant about the company’s recent acquisitions and the cohesion of its various brands. He noted that the new company has a wider footprint in legal, financial, and practice management systems with Client Profiles; is fully integrating Compulaw for a seamless integration; and has a larger market share with CRM for business development used by firms all around the world. He described it as “one company with multiple products” that is focusing on providing high value to its clients. Watch our interview below:
February 17th, 2012 → 6:50 am @ Ari Kaplan
During Legal Tech New York 2012, I had the chance to speak with Tim Sparks, the CEO of CLM Matrix about contract lifecycle management. He noted that the company’s Matrix software solutions are uniquely designed for Microsoft SharePoint, automatically draft contracts in Word, and dynamically create essential workflow. Watch our interview below:
February 8th, 2012 → 1:10 pm @ Ari Kaplan
At Legal Tech NY 2012, I had the chance to speak with David Netzer, the President of LitigationSupportCareers.com, which he describes as “an alternative to Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com.” In a continuing trend of leveraging the web to pursue local opportunities, Netzer created LitigationSupportCareers.com to provide a portal for the industry to specifically advertise legal technology and litigation support positions. He notes that it builds efficiency by increasing the number of qualified applicants while reducing the amount of resumes that employers ultimately need to evaluate. Job seekers can also proactively search for positions by location, category, and employer type. Watch our interview below:
February 1st, 2012 → 6:30 am @ Ari Kaplan
There is a great sense of optimism at this year’s Legal Tech New York conference. I had the chance to capture some of the perspectives from the show, including:
Samantha Miller, the director of product management for website services at LexisNexis, who discussed Client Center’s 2012 Software & Industry Information Association (SIIA) CODiE Award for Best Legal Solution.
ABA Legal Rebel, Ken Adams, the author of A Manual of Style for Contract Drafting (ABA 2d ed. 2008) and the founder of Koncision, discussing his 2012 alliance with global contracts powerhouse, Business Integrity, makers of ContractExpress.com.
Bob Krantz, the dynamic CEO of Mindseye Solutions discussing the company’s technology and its impact on the discovery process.
January 30th, 2012 → 7:17 am @ Ari Kaplan
In anticipation of Legal Tech, I spoke with George Tziahanas, the senior vice president for legal and compliance solutions at Autonomy. We discussed the rise of meaning-based coding, the convergence of Stratify and Introspect, and the changing landscape for information governance. Listen to our interview below: