From the monthly archives:

May 2008

TweetI’ve always wanted to be trial lawyer. But in college at the University of Chicago and then law school there, I studied economics and developed a love for business. So when I started practicing law at Sidley Austin, I did transactional work. Some of the most interesting people I met in my practice were entrepreneurs. […]

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TweetA while back I read Larry Bodine’s article in Law Technology News titled “Social Networking – Crowded but silent”. Larry covers well the challenge we face in any social or professional networking system – whether it’s online or offline – what’s in it for the participants? MySpace and FaceBook have been successful in large part […]

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TweetThe User-Generated Content & Social Media Committee of The Interactive Advertising Bureau published a great introduction to user generated content (UGC). While the article focuses on helping advertising agencies and “brands” understand the potential and risk of advertising in this new environment, I think there’s a lot that law firms, lawyers, and other legal professionals […]

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TweetI’ve spent the last few weeks on the road visiting with various corporate legal departments. The pressure on corporate counsel to control costs is as intense as ever. That’s not new. What I found interesting was the amount of legal work — like real trial work — that is moving in-house to help keep costs […]

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TweetI guess it’s all in who you ask. Within LexisNexis I get involved in this discussion a lot these days. For some time we have been working on enhancing our attorney ratings to make them more comprehensive and useful to the consumer of legal services – from corporate counsel to consumer. Over the past year we have […]

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