The Mayo Clinic staff describe whiplash as, a neck injury that can occur during rear-end automobile collisions, when your head suddenly moves backward and then forward — similar to the motion of someone cracking a whip. These extreme motions push your neck muscles and ligaments beyond their normal range of motion. Whiplash is what I... Continue Reading →
Living in a Fact-Based World
What dataset informs your mindset? That's the question that Dr. Hans Rosling would ask you if he could. When he probed this issue with his university students in Sweden, he discovered that some of their views in the 21st century were based on a dataset that reflected the reality of ... the 1950s. In fact,... Continue Reading →
Law Firm Investment Portfolios
Every good conversation invites participation, and I've found it impossible to resist jumping into the very interesting conversation Toby Brown and Ron Friedmann have begun online regarding possible business models for large law firms. The genesis of the conversation was a session at the 2010 International Legal Technology Association Conference in which Ron Friedmann, Gerard... Continue Reading →
Times Are Changing — Are You?
For the last few Sunday nights, my family has been completely absorbed by the upstairs downstairs drama of Downton Abbey. This English import provides a glimpse of life in an aristocratic home just before the First World War. One very poignant moment occurs early in the series when a man trained to be a gentleman's... Continue Reading →
Hiding From Bad News?
Are the lawyers you know hiding from bad news? Whether you work in a law firm or an in-house law department, this is a question you have to ask yourself. As you survey the range of lawyer responses to the economic challenges of the last few years, think about the lawyers you work with. How... Continue Reading →
Light Bulbs in Las Vegas [#ILTA10]
How many light bulbs are in Las Vegas casino lights? According to WikiAnswers, 9,000,000 light bulbs per floor. Last week, however, the International Legal Technology Association's 2010 annual conference resulted in a great deal more light in Vegas as one informative session after another caused "light bulbs to go off in my head." There were... Continue Reading →