New Law: Innovative Disruption & Legal Technology Companies

newlawAs 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.

Jordan Furlong recently compiled what he calls an incomplete inventory of new law companies at Law21.  He mentions several companies, including:

Avvo

CleanSplit

Clio

CaseTrek

Curo Legal

Custom Counsel

Daily General Counsel

Direct Law

Elevate

FairDocument

Fair Outcomes

Fixed

Iron Tech Lawyer

Justice Cafe

Lawdingo

Law Gives

Law Without Walls

Legal Force

Legal Zoom

Lexspot

Littler CaseSmart

MiamiLex

NovusLaw

OnRamp Apprentice

Panega3

Picture It Settled

Posse List

Potamac Law

Reinvent Law

RocketLawyer

Rocket Matter

Shake

Smart Legal Forms

UpCounsel

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

 

About Lisa Smith-Butler

Lisa is the Associate Dean for Information Services at the Charleston School of Law, Sol Blatt Jr. Law Library. She teaches Advanced Legal Research & Children & the Law.
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