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Kanban For Lawyers: Getting Started kanban for lawyers

Recently the ABA's Law Practice Today Magazine published my article The Dawn of the Agile Attorney. In it, I profile several lawyers, some practicing attorneys and others who have gone on to legal tech careers, who have adopted Agile methods in their work and lives.

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The Two Keys to Lawyer Profit (Spoiler Alert: Cost Control is Not One of Them) define your business model

It seems like far too long since I've revisited the Grand Unified Theory of Legal Value™ that inspired me to start this blog in the first place. I got a nice reminder, however, from an Inc. Magazine article this month titled The Two Keys to Profit. (unfortunately it appears to be print-only...

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A Nice Balanced Indemnification Clause law practice innovation

I feel like like I've been reviewing a lot of painfully one-sided contract clauses lately, so I was pleasantly surprised when I came across this little beauty. Indemnification is something everyone looks for, especially for IP, so it always baffles me when I wind up going round and round with...

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A Tale of Legal Waste in 10 Tweets law practice strategy

I heard the following story from a friend this week, and it struck me as representative of a common frustration with lawyers (in this case outside counsel).

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Legal Ops: Doing the Thing Wrong or Doing the Wrong Thing? improve your productivity

Since my post on legal project management, I’ve heard a lot of stories about LPM initiatives that didn’t deliver as promised. Because I argue that Agile project management is superior to traditional (or waterfall) project management for legal work, much of the discussion has...

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Legal Project Management: You’re Doing it Wrong legal project management

Legal Project Management is quite the buzzword these days. Of course the concept has been around for years, but the recent publication of the ABA's The Power of Legal Project Management has renewed the push for lawyers to adopt the project management techniques that have been used in the business...

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