Archive for the ‘Law Practice Innovation’ Category

Introducing Counsel-as-a-Service℠

In the days of yore, when dinosaurs roamed the earth (or thereabouts), goodcounsel offered “fractional general counsel” services. The idea of providing part-time counsel to growing, entrepreneurial companies (like those for which I had previously worked) was sound, but offering it a certain number of days each month was, in retrospect, flawed. If the billable […]

Hamstrung by Microsoft

66% of small law firms on Mac. But limitations of Word for Mac deny us software options @officeformac #ClioCloud9 pic.twitter.com/PajPntNGvL — Kenneth Obel (@MyGoodCounsel) September 23, 2014 I tweeted this earlier today. To add a little detail: I’ve long been interested in “document automation” and “document assembly” as a way to make the document drafting […]

A sobering article about the decline of “BigLaw”

Anyone who is interested in the future of the legal profession should read this article from the New Republic. Of course, it’s not news that the legal profession is in a state of crisis to some degree. There is severe overcapacity, clients are spending less and those lawyers who have jobs at the larger firms […]

The paradox of law practice innovation

As those of you who know me know that part of what I enjoy the most about having my own legal practice is finding ways to innovate, including using technology more intelligently in the practice. I like practicing law, but the creative part of me really enjoys playing with new technologies or finding ways to […]