Presentations

Law Librarians: The Hidden Bastions of Data-Driven Innovation

It is not uncommon to hear of venture capital’s hesitancy to invest in legal tech startups. The challenges are many: a long sales cycle, cultural conservatism and entrenched processes to name a few. Within the academic community, we’ve heard a similar reason for not investing in evolving and increasingly important legal tools. A law school […]

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Video: Implementing Innovation: The Challenges to Changing Big Law

Below is the video from a panel presentation entitled Implementing Innovation: The Challenges to Changing Big Law that was held at Stanford Law School by the Center for the Legal Profession on May 19th, 2015.  I was pleased to present my work with Thomas Buley, JD/MBA candidate at Stanford on this topic and to engage with Stephen Poor, […]

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Measuring the Subjective

Abstract This article describes a generalized approach to measuring subjective notions of quality.  It shows how using a particular mathematical framework can yield several beneficial properties.  These properties allow for measurements of complex, subjective notions of value or quality that are intuitive and easily tailored to a particular individual and data set.  This example shows […]

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UPL, Technology, and Access to Justice

I was asked to participate on a panel at the ABA’s Center for Professional Responsibility’s 2nd UPL School in Chicago on April 17th. The panel topic was “The Users and Abusers: Technology and the Unauthorized Practice of Law“. I’d written a guest blog at MyCase in 2013 called “Using A Document Automation System – Authorized  […]

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Getting To New Law: Standardized Quality Metrics

I was at a gathering a while back that happened to include the General Counsel of a Fortune 100 company.  I asked him if he measured ROI on his legal spend.  “No,” he said, “I can’t.”  Why not?  “I can’t measure quality.” I suspect, though, that he meant “I can’t measure quality yet.”  At various […]

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