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Gamification in Law Firms

Here is my draft working paper on Gamification in Law Firms which looks at the use of gamification in law firms to increase productivity and collaboration, among other benefits. This paper provides a framework for approaching implementation of a gamification strategy within the law firm. For this paper I had fun researching in the fields of psychology, […] ...READ MORE
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Virtual Law Practice: Second Edition Released

The second edition of my book, Virtual Law Practice, will be released from ABA LPD Publishing this month. (There will be a digital copy for sale in the coming months and eventually it gets released on Amazon for those of you who want other purchasing options.)  I’ve updated the book significantly since the original publication […] ...READ MORE
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Practicing Law Online Ebook

Here is the revised version of the Practicing Law Online ebook, which I first released in 2008 and updated in 2010. This revised edition of the ebook examines different business models for virtual law firms and goes beyond solos and small firms to apply the concept of virtual practice to larger firms and in-house legal departments. The ebook walks the reader […] ...READ MORE
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Commission on Future of Legal Services Seeks Feedback

I was honored to be asked to participate in the ABA President’s Commission on the Future of Legal Services this year and next. This Commission is calling for Issues Paper feedback now through December 10th. For my legal tech friends and colleagues, if you have something to say, now is a good time to get it on the […] ...READ MORE
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Consumer Law Levels Up

Two new options for consumer legal services entered the market in the past week. They are different in nature, but both provide alternatives for legal assistance and guidance. Both include different levels of legal guidance from licensed lawyers and some elements of self-help and unbundling of legal services. My stance on that has been that […] ...READ MORE
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Meaningful Play & Legal Games Research

The annual Meaningful Play Conference (@meaningfulplay, #mplay) is being held this week at Michigan State University. This game conference takes an academic approach to how games can be used to educate and persuade the players. The conference explores how games can be designed and developed for meaningful purposes acknowledging that …games have the potential to impact players’ beliefs, knowledge, […] ...READ MORE
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Teaching eProfessionalism to Law Students with Social Media

Today I posted an article on the Legal Technology Blog, part of the Law Professor Blog Network, about the challenges of teaching eprofessionalism to law students in my Social Media and the Law course.  You can read the full post here. The trick with teaching social media to law students is that it is a […] ...READ MORE
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Podcast: How to Provide Client Hand-holding in Virtual Law Practice

Last month I joined in on a podcast for the ABA Journal with reporter Stephanie Francis Ward, Michelle Crosby, founder of Wevorce, and Fred Rooney, Director of Touro Law Center’s International Justice Center for Post-Graduate Development. The topic was “How do you provide client hand-holding if you run a virtual firm?” ...READ MORE
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Online Legal Services Gets a Boost from ABA & Rocket Lawyer Partnership

I was surprised and happy to hear the news today that the ABA announced its partnership with Rocket Lawyer on a pilot project to help match up ABA members with online clients. I’ve been researching and writing about lawyer collaboration with branded networks like Rocket Lawyer for the past couple of years with a focus on ethics issues and best practices. I wrote a book about the best practices for lawyers who wanted to work with these companies and make connections with clients through them. ...READ MORE