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September 12, 2019


See Presentation on this topic here.

The legal document preparation industry has been around since the early 1990's and has remained essentially the same, except a significant portion has moved online. It is a fast growing industry.

What is the "legal document preparati...

September 6, 2019

In 2009, I started a company called, that provided client-centered technologies to solos and small law firms.

Full Disclosure: the company still exists today but I sold my interest in 2017.

At about the same time other other cloud-based practice management...

March 26, 2019

By a “legal product” we mean an online consumer-facing digital application (software), for sale or free, that substitutes for the work of an attorney. A legal product offers a legal solution to a legal problem through software and automated processes.

A key difference...

March 8, 2019


TIKD is a start-up based in Coral Gables, Florida created by Christopher Riley, not a member of the Florida Bar, which provides a technology platform and financial guarantee for drivers who have received a traffic ticket. The Service is offered in four Florida countie...

February 24, 2019

How is it that a publisher that sells or distributes online legal software for consumers is now considered the "practice of law" in the State of Tennessee?
Under a new regulatory scheme to be adopted by the Tennessee legislature,  the publisher of a website that offers...

July 20, 2018

Discussion of regulation of online legal document providers by the organized bar.

May 5, 2018

Under the guise of consumer protection, North Carolina has passed new legislation, at the direction of the North Carolina Bar, that imposes restrictions on distributing self-help legal software over the Internet.  Rather than protecting consumers, this legislation is a...

January 1, 2018

A Happy and Healthy New Year to everyone.

Its 2018, a new year and time for a change.

Since about 2000 I have been working on the concept of online legal services and “elawyering”.

Since about 2000 I have been working on the concept of online legal services and “elawyerin...

November 10, 2017

LegalZoom® which started as a legal document web site based on individual transactions is gradually shifting towards a new business model based upon recurring revenue.

Under the guidance of Premira, a private equity fund and now the majority shareholder of LegalZoom®, t...

November 10, 2017

Marc Andreessen quipped in 2011: “Software is eating the world”.

The legal profession is not immune from this development. Law has a high information component. In a large sense, law is information or as Bill Palin, the young lawyer who won the ABA’s Legal Hackatho...

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