Posts By: Jordan Furlong

Blawg Review #207

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Blawg Review #207: All the News That Fits April 13, 2009 Section A – News The Recession Prosecutors on the Ropes Same-sex Marriage Section B – World International Justice Spotlight: Canada Section C – Business Law Practice Innovation Google Copyright Section D – Life Section E – Sports Section F – Technology Section G –… Read more »

The three types of collaboration

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There was a lot to take away from yet another excellent ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago last week. One thing I didn’t take away, though, was my laptop. I managed to lose it the night before leaving and spent a fruitless morning searching all over the Hilton Chicago hoping to find it. Happily for me (and… Read more »

To the class of 2012

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….and so once again, best wishes from all of us on the faculty to you, the class of 2012, as your journey through law school begins. Before I yield the microphone, I have some news to share both with you and with my colleagues: that little lottery ticket I bought on a lark at the… Read more »

Law21 to host Blawg Review!

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I’m delighted to be hosting the next edition of Blawg Review (#207)  on Monday, April 13. For those not familiar, Blawg Review is a weekly collection of the best of the legal blogosphere, assembled each week by a different law blogger. This post is to invite all Law21 readers to nominate great posts made during… Read more »

At ABA TECHSHOW

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I’m back in Chicago, my favourite US city, for ABA TECHSHOW. Looking forward to meeting old friends and making new ones while picking up the latest in legal technology, practice management, and innovation insights. This year, if all goes well, I’m also going to try some liveblogging, or at least, quasi-liveblogging, from various sessions, building… Read more »

Join “Legal Innovation” at LinkedIn

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As I’ve mentioned before, I’m serving as Chair this year of the InnovAction Awards, an annual presentation by the College of Law Practice Management (which, by the way, has announced the September dates for its high-powered Futures Conference).  The InnovAction Awards recognize and promote law firms, legal departments, and other providers of legal services that… Read more »

Rightsizing

Posted by & filed under Management.

The massive grocery superstore in my neighbourhood has something like 17 checkouts. Great, you might think — 17 lines, no waiting. But I do wait, often, behind two or three people usually, and it’s not because the store is bulging with shoppers at any given time. It’s because at least some of those checkouts are… Read more »

How to solve the legal employment crisis

Posted by & filed under Innovation, Recession, Talent.

The cover story in last week’s Economist got me thinking about the looming crisis in lawyer employment. “When jobs disappear” paints a bleak picture of a rising wave of unemployment worldwide that will hurt more and last longer than past employment crises. The credit crunch has forced companies to cut costs rapidly, while the massive… Read more »

Peer pressure

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“If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it too?” Every parent has uttered some variation on that line to a child who insists on doing something unwise, over-priced, or physically perilous simply because “everyone else is doing it.” Training children to resist peer pressure is one of the thankless but necessary… Read more »

This is not a drill

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I’ve experienced it, and maybe you have, too. In mid-flight, the seat-belt light comes on and the pilot announces that the airplane is entering an area of turbulence. Shortly afterward, various shakes and jolts start bumping you around, and while it can be unnerving, you knew it was coming and you’re not too concerned. Then,… Read more »

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