InternetOfLawThe Internet of Things, or IoT, is upon us. For years, we have heard how devices in our lives are becoming interconnected. The coffee maker talks to your car; the refrigerator talks to the microwave oven. This interconnectivity, we are told, makes our lives easier. Run low on milk and the refrigerator will tell the

Source: managementhelp.org
Source: managementhelp.org

Recently, there has been an uptick in the publication of articles about technology applied to law practice or at least it seems that way. Perhaps some of the uptick comes from the spring season conferences. As artificial intelligence capabilities increase, and as the idea of smart contracts takes hold,

In this two-part post, I cover in more detail the concept of deliberate practice and innovation in the legal industry. I explain why lawyers, law firms, and law departments are not positioned to deliver disruptive innovation today, but can eventually get to that point.

Pablo Picasso self-portrait, 1907.
Pablo Picasso self-portrait, 1907.
The 10,000-Hour March

In this two-part post, I cover in more detail the concept of deliberate practice and innovation in the legal industry. I explain why lawyers, law firms, and law departments are not positioned to deliver disruptive innovation today, but can eventually get to that point.

Pablo Picasso self-portrait, 1907.
Pablo Picasso self-portrait, 1907.

If you want

Edward TufteI have posted a few articles about how lawyers should think about design as it intersects with the practice of law.[1] As I have talked with many of you about this topic, I’m struck by the “I get it” and “what are you talking about” separation of groups. Of course, the “I get it” crowd

Time for lawyers to think like Jony Ive.Okay, this week I posted about how Jony Ive and his design team brew coffee, and now I’m posting about Jony’s design secrets. You should be excused for thinking I’m slightly obsessed with how Jony Ive does things. The really confusing part may be that Ive is a designer, not a lawyer. It would make

Books for lawyers to read
The Benjamin Iveagh Library was amassed during the lifetime of the 3rd Earl of Iveagh, Benjamin Guinness (1937-1992).

I do a lot of writing and to write well you must read a lot. In fact, if you follow the advice typically given to writers, reading will be one of your primary

Johnny Carson as Carnac the Magnificent
Johnny Carson as Carnac the Magnificent

I am horrible at making predictions. But, of course, so is everyone else. Even those who claim they are great at making predictions are very bad at making them. Sure, basic probability theory says we all will be right some of the time, wrong some