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Now is the Winter of our Content

“Now is the winter of our discontent made glorious summer by this sun of York; And all the clouds that lour’d upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried.” Richard III (Duke of Gloucester) – Shakespeare   A former investment banker I know received back a signed contract from one of his largest parties…

Resolutions v. Resolve

  The Tradition Making New Year’s resolutions is a tradition dating back to 153 B.C. when Janus, a mythical god of ancient Rome, was the symbol for beginnings and transitions. He was always depicted with two faces, one on the front of his head and one on the back, so he could look forward and…

Clouding, The Issue

In what recently became an epic ILTA .listserv forum thread entitled “Law Firm Cloud Adoption,” contributors’ posts ran the gamut in their comments about where legal technology is today with respect to moving data and workloads to the cloud.

A Good Workman is Known by His Tools

I stayed up late one night to help my daughter finish a high-school term paper. By her standards, it was an extremely lengthy piece with countless quotes and contributions from innumerable sources. She had to pore over every numbered section to ensure correct indentations and  numbering styles. She proofread each quote, footnote and citation for…

Why Everything From Weil Gotshal Looks The Same

A lawyer with a regional firm recently asked me,

“How come everything that comes from Weil Gotshal looks the same?”

He marveled at the ability of one of the world’s largest firms to produce standardized formatting and brand uniformity across all its contracts, depositions, pleadings, etc. He also regretted his own firm’s inability to do so.