I have learned many things about the law firm business and the legal tech industry in the past 40 years. Please see some of my thoughts below.
I have worked for several different types of legal tech providers, including software, consulting, training, litigation support, and publishing companies. While the products and services change over the years, the goal remains the same: increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the practice of law.
I was a guest on The Geek in Review podcast, encouraging the legal tech community to follow the lead of their customers by helping the community.
I compiled a list of 41 legal tech companies and their efforts to support the community. Please consider asking your legal tech providers what they're doing to give back.
BIGLAW firms treat giving back to the community as core to their culture. They would do this even if clients didn't ask them about their initiatives. BIGLAW firms should ask their legal tech providers about their social responsibility efforts to try to drive change. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/driving-social-responsibility-curt-meltzer
I have been the CIO for 4 large law firms. Each had a unique culture which impacted decision-making. I have learned something new at every stop.
Law firm domain names are critical tools in running a business. Many of the top firms take different approaches as demonstrated in this survey of the top 200 firms.
Whenever I'm asked about my guiding management principles I always include "FUN." It's important to have some fun at work, especially when facing significant demands. Laughter cures much of what ails us.
This is a true story that happened to me in December, 1995 as I resigned from Chadbourne & Parke to move to Minnesota.
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