For Memorial Day 2018, we are fortunate to have Holiday-quality content.  It is with great enthusiasm that I introduce Jae Um, our newest contributor.  From 2012 to 2017, Jae worked at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, rotating through a variety of roles in pricing, branding, client service, and business development before getting promoted to Director…

When lawyers come together to discuss the future — in law firms, law schools, bar associations, etc — the conversation inevitably turns to clients.  Although this is a wonderful and redeeming impulse, it almost always results in confusing and unsatisfying dialogue that goes nowhere. Why does this happen? Because lawyers focus on their detailed knowledge…

Earlier this year, Lucy Bassli left her position as Assistant General Counsel of Legal Operations and Contracting at Microsoft to become Chief Legal Strategist for LawGeex, a promising legaltech start-up, and to open her own hybrid law firm-consultancy.

Why would one of the legal industry’s most respected legal ops professionals leave the safety and…