As part of the innovative disruption discussion started earlier on this blog, this entry will focus on some of the legal technology companies that are creating and leading some of the innovative legal disruption. Perhaps one of the better known companies is Legal Zoom. Not only does it advertise on week day morning news shows, it has been in the news as many have argued that Legal Zoom is engaging in the unauthorized practice of law and sued to stop them. The Supreme Court of South Carolina recently concluded and reported that Legal Zoom was not engaged in the unauthorized practice of law while the company did not fare as well with the North Carolina Courts.
This is just a brief list of the many companies that Mr. Furlong mentions in his blog. He then very helpfully splits the list into two categories: “aligning human talent with legal tasks….[and ] applying technology to the performance of legal tasks.” Check out some of the library’s materials, both print and electronic, on innovative legal disruption here via the library’s catalog.
Hat Tip: Jordan Furlong, An Incomplete Inventory of New Law, Law21