Read the blog article: Solving the 'First-Year Dilemma'

October 27, 2011 | Kira Insights

Solving the 'First-Year Dilemma'

The Wall Street Journal recently ran a piece on the growing number of corporate clients who refuse to pay to have junior lawyers staffed on their matters (also see the WSJ Law Blog post on the article and Ashby Jones on Mean Street being interviewed about the trend).

Read the blog article: Software is Writing News Articles. Here's Why Lawyers Should Care

September 16, 2011 | Kira Insights

Software is Writing News Articles. Here's Why Lawyers Should Care

The New York Times recently ran an article on Narrative Science, a Chicago company that Transforms data into high-quality editorial content.

Read the blog article: Reading Carol Bartz's Employment Contracts

September 9, 2011 | Legal

Reading Carol Bartz's Employment Contracts

Here at the DiligenceEngine Blog, we ususally restrict ourselves to discusssing (1) legal tech and efficiency and (2) what we’re up to.

Read the blog article: Making Junior Lawyers Better Value

August 25, 2011 | Kira Insights

Making Junior Lawyers Better Value

The Wall Street Journal Law Blog recently ran a piece on Debevoise & Plimpton and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom’s moves to have a significant number of their junior associates complete four weeks of business training put on by Fullbridge.

Read the blog article: Law Firms Being More Efficient

August 11, 2011 | Legal 

Law Firms Being More Efficient

Law firms can increase profits by being more efficient. Sure, this is obvious for firms that bill fixed fee: lower production costs (or the less time time spent on matters) mean greater profits, all other things equal.

Read the blog article: The End of Lawyers?

July 28, 2011 | Kira Insights

The End of Lawyers?

Anyone interested in the future of legal practice should read Richard Susskind’s “The End of Lawyers?: Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services”.

Read the blog article: All-Inclusive?

July 20, 2011 | Legal

All-Inclusive?

Clients are increasingly pushing back on passed-on fees for disbursements, according to an Administrative Director in an AMLaw 100 firm (who I was fortunate to speak with recently).

Read the blog article: Automating Law

July 12, 2011 | Legal

Automating Law

DiligenceEngine is focused on a specific problem: improving legal due diligence. But our work fits into a broader issue: making lawyers more efficient and effective.

Read the blog article: Issues Considered in Legal Due Diligence

June 30, 2011 | Legal

Issues Considered in Legal Due Diligence

In line with previous posts explaining the background to what we do (make legal due diligence better, faster and cheaper), this post will focus on some of the issues considered in legal due diligence.

Read the blog article: Low-End Work in High-End Law

June 16, 2011 | Kira Insights

Low-End Work in High-End Law

The Wall Street Journal ran a piece on the expanding use of contract attorneys. For the unfamiliar, contract attorneys are lawyers hired to work on a temporary basis, frequently on document review projects as part of large litigation matters.

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