Becoming a legal ops professional with Carl Morrison
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by Elliot Leibu, The Legal Ops Podcast
1w ago
Carl Morrison is the Director of Legal Operations at MGM Resorts International, based in Las Vegas. He began his legal career as a paralegal, working primarily in litigation support and legal project management. He progressed to management roles in which he lead teams of paralegals to efficiently deliver complex discovery and document review initiatives, eventually combining his existing skills with technology, analysis and strategic advice to move fully into legal operations. We covered many topics with Carl, including: * How he progressed from paralegal to director of legal operations * What ..read more
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Designing a modern legal tech stack with Nam Truong
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by Elliot Leibu, The Legal Ops Podcast
1M ago
Nam Truong is the head of Digital and Innovation at Law Squared, an innovative and young law firm based in Melbourne, Australia. Nam is relatively new to the legal industry, having spent a number of years working with digital products in the financial services industry. This non-legal background, combined with the blank canvas of Law Squared's existing tech stack, enabled Nam and the firm to eschew many traditional legal tech services and instead create a flexible and robust system which leverages modern architectural principles. We covered many topics with Nam, including: * Why he moved from ..read more
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Investing in legal tech with Zach Posner
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by Elliot Leibu, The Legal Ops Podcast
2M ago
Zach Posner is a co-founder and managing partner of The Legal Tech Fund, an investment fund which focuses exclusively on early stage legal tech start ups. He is an accomplished entrepreneur himself, having started and sold three companies in a variety of industries. In a wide ranging and fascinating conversation, we covered many aspects of the legal tech investment world, including: * What is unique about the legal tech market, and why he and The Legal Tech Fund focus on it * What makes a good start up, both in general and in the legal industry specifically * How to validate a new business ide ..read more
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Talking Tech: Malbek CLM with Matt Patel
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by Elliot Leibu, The Legal Ops Podcast
3M ago
In this Talking Tech episode Alex and Elliot speak with Matt Patel, co-founder and COO of Malbek. Malbek provides provides contract review and management software solutions to companies across the globe. LINKS Malbek website: https://www.malbek.io/ Matt Patel on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/matt-patel-36680a9 ..read more
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Standardizing the legal industry with Electra Japonas
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by Elliot Leibu, The Legal Ops Podcast
3M ago
Electra Japonas is the founder and CEO of The Law Boutique, a legal optimisation consultancy which aims to turn law departments into commercial enablers by supercharging their business through legal design. Electra and TLB are on a mission to drive efficiency through standardization. Their first two contract standardization projects, OneNDA and OneDPA, have received widespread adoption and acclaim. Their next venture, Claustack, aims to build on that success by creating a platform which enables all industry participants to start and run their own standardization projects. We sat down with Elec ..read more
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The Pulse: money pouring into legal tech, switching legal tech vendors, Google's move into e-signature and a recent big capital raise
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by Elliot Leibu, The Legal Ops Podcast
4M ago
Alex and Elliot chat about: * Why are investors pouring money into legal technology? * Is it getting easier to switch legal tech vendors? * Google's move into e-signature and what it means for other markets * AirSlate's recent $51.5m capital raise * Why Alex isn't wearing his Apple Watch any more (most of the time) Thanks to HBR Consulting for sponsoring this episode. Find out more about HBR here: https://www.hbrconsulting.com/ LINKS Money pouring into legal tech: https://www.ft.com/content/b6f0796e-0265-40c6-ad4c-a900cd788c39 Switching legal tech vendors: https://www.law.com/legaltechnews/202 ..read more
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Talking Tech: HBR Consulting with Kevin Clem and Lauren Chung
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by Elliot Leibu, The Legal Ops Podcast
4M ago
In this Talking Tech episode Alex and Elliot speak with Kevin Clem and Lauren Chung from HBR Consulting. HBR is one of the world's largest legal operations consulting firms, headquartered in Chicago with operations throughout the USA, Canada and the UK. In addition to consulting on all aspects of legal operations, technology and strategy, HBR conducts an annual law department survey to analyse and understand developments in the legal industry. In the episode we draw on the survey, as well as Kevin and Lauren's extensive experience, to discuss recent trends in the industry and a number of insig ..read more
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Legal Design with Meera Klemola and Astrid Kohlmeier
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by Elliot Leibu, The Legal Ops Podcast
5M ago
Meera Klemola and Astrid Kohlmeier are legal design pioneers. They are both teachers, speakers and writers, specialising in the application of design principles to legal services delivery. Both have consulted on this topic to the world's largest law firms and in-house teams. For this episode we sat down with Meera and Astrid to discuss their book, "The Legal Design Book", which was published in 2021. We covered many topics including: * Why they wrote the book and why now is the right time to publish it * What "legal design" is and how it differs from some other methodologies, such as Lean Six ..read more
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The Pulse: lawyers abandoning MS Word, legal tech capital raisings and the M2 MacBook Air
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by Elliot Leibu, The Legal Ops Podcast
6M ago
Alex and Elliot chat about: * A recent survey suggesting lawyers are (possibly) moving away from MS Word * Recent capital raisings by Evisort, SirionLabs and Dilitrust * The M2 MacBook Air and what's to like (and not like) about it LINKS Lawyers moving away from MS Word: https://www.artificiallawyer.com/2022/05/25/are-some-inhouse-lawyers-falling-out-of-love-with-word/ Evisort: https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/evisort-raises-100m-in-funding-led-by-tcv-301545180.html SirionLabs: https://techcrunch.com/2022/05/10/sirionlabs-lands-85m-to-inject-contract-management-with-automation/ Dilitru ..read more
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Talking Tech: Hyperion legal business advisory with Eyal Iffergan
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by Elliot Leibu, The Legal Ops Podcast
6M ago
Alex and Elliot interview Eyal Iffergan, Managing Director, Legal Business Advisory at Hyperion Global Partners. Hyperion provides legal operations consultancy services to legal teams across the world. In this episode, Eyal, Alex and Elliot discuss technology roadmaps and data analytics, including: * What a technology roadmap is, why it's important in both private practice and in-house and how it relates to the team's broader strategy. * How legal operations is helping to drive the legal industry to become a "customer driven market". * What legal teams typically do well (and less well) when cr ..read more
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