May 25, 2018
Not long ago, the idea of a self-executing contract enshrined in computer code sounded like science fiction. But with the rise of blockchain technology, so-called smart contracts are starting to enter the mainstream. While some lawyers are wary, others are building frameworks that would allow practitioners to more...
May 18, 2018
This week Legal Speak focuses on substance abuse and mental health problems plaguing the legal profession. We know from a 2016 breakthrough study that lawyers suffer from alcoholism, depression and anxiety at rates higher than in other professions.
May 11, 2018
This week we explore the rationale behind the “one-and-done” first-year exam model and how it's changing—ever slowly.
May 4, 2018
The country’s largest law firms are increasingly operating in an environment marked by volatility, where client demand ticks up one year and down the next. That leaves law firm managers to grapple with how to plan, how to budget and, not insignificantly, how to manage partner expectations. In this week’s Legal Speak...