Legal Evolution is pleased to welcome lawyer and legal technologist Marc Lauritsen as a regular contributor.
For most people working in the legal industry, including many regular LE readers, I suspect that legal technology feels new and potentially disruptive. But alas, as I have learned the hard way, that feeling is not very reliable. I met Marc Lauritsen several years ago at a conference at Chicago-Kent organized by Ron Staudt (a law professor who helped launched LexisNexis’s lucrative legal research business), where I began to take in some of the war stories of the early days of law and technology. Thirty years before the venture capitalists became interested in legal technology as a sector, a small cadre of brilliant and inventive lawyers were learning enough about technology to begin to solve some significant problems in law office practice management and experiment with ways to use technology to improve access to justice. Others in this group include Richard Granat and Glenn Rawdon.
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