online dispute resolution

Online Dispute Resolution

Have you ever ordered something online and had a problem with the purchase?  A dispute about the quality, charge, etc. Did it get resolved online or did you file a complaint in a court? More than likely, you exchanged documentation…
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alternative fee arrangements

Embrace Alternative Fee Arrangements; Kill the Billable Hour

The billable hour undermines professionalism. It incentivizes lawyer inefficiencies and undermines client confidence. Alternative fee arrangements align the incentives of lawyers and clients and should become the norm. Despite Reports, the Billable Hour is Not Dead When I started practicing,…
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Value

Sure, Your Clients Want Value, But How?

“Price is what you pay, value is what you get.” ~Warren Buffet quoting Benjamin Graham (2008 Annual Report of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.)   If you were to ask seasoned lawyers to describe their job to a classroom of students, you…
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Alternative Business Structures Hidden Figures

The Disruption of Alternative Business Structures

It used to be that any services provided by a lawyer were legal services and only a lawyer could provide those services.  Not anymore.  Alternative legal service providers are everywhere. And in some jurisdictions of the world, professionals in addition…
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The Future Is Now TownHall 2

It’s Back: The Future Is Now Legal Conference

You should plan to attend our second annual The Future is Now conference on May 18, 2017 in Chicago. Our first future law program last year was a great success. And based on feedback from those participants, this year’s program…
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law library

The Great Shrinking, Expanding Law Library

In July 2016, Chicago hosted the 2016 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Show and Conference with the theme of “Make It New: Create The Future.” Thus, it comes as no surprise that technology’s role in legal research, analytics, and furthering the…
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The Future Is Now TownHall 2

Where Is Our Legal Profession Heading? (Part Two)

Back to The Future is Now: Legal Services 2.016. After a robust town hall meeting where attendees debated the costs and benefits of our future practice, four more speakers took the stage to address how startups are disrupting the legal…
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