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Know Your Goal

Before he became Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission, Jon Leibowitz served as one of the Commissioners of the FTC. I had the good fortune to meet with him and his incredible staff attorneys from time to time, mostly to advocate for policies that would benefit intellectual property holders. The first several times we met, […]

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Know Your Strategy

I still recall the first trip Go Daddy Founder, Bob Parsons, and I took to Washington, DC. It was in early 2002. Go Daddy was just breaking into the ranks of the top ten largest domain name registrars. The room was full of CEOs and lawyers from all the giant registrars. And, we were the […]

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Know Your Big Picture

In December of 2001, a few weeks before I became the first lawyer at a tiny Internet start-up called GoDaddy.com, I got a call from the CEO and Founder, Bob Parsons. I had only met Bob once, but I already knew I was going to like working for him. He was unlike anyone I had […]

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One Size Fits All?

It seems like the very minute I got my first general counsel title, I started getting pitches for “great solutions” that will make my professional life so much easier. Starting with a lot of e-discovery companies who really got the whole legal tech world going, there’s been a never-ending stream of sales people pitching me […]

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Contract Lifecycle Management: How Cats Can Fix Your Law Department

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away. Put another way, […]

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Web-Based Contract Management: The Evolution From Teenage Angst To High School Graduation

Over the past few weeks, social media posts about senior pranks, and college plans, and scholarship awards, and military commitments, and trade school admissions, and gap years, and prom dresses, and new jobs, have forced me to focus on the great accomplishments of the children of our friends and family members as they graduate from […]

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Law Project Management Software Makes Spring Cleaning Easy

Ever get to the end of the Quarter and notice your legal ops need a little “spring cleaning?” Maybe you’re not sure if every contract was actually signed and filed. Or, that dispute files were docketed and updated. Or, that management reports were created and submitted. Or, that employment investigations were finalized. If you answer […]

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Best Practices Evaluating and Selecting Legal Tech

Post-CLOC conference and pre-ACC Legal Ops conference, legal tech has been making a lot of headlines. Both for the increase in options and in the overwhelming complexity in trying to figure out which solution is the best for your internal team. We’ve felt that pain for years – it’s why we created ALOE. We wanted […]

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3 Easy ways to improve in-house legal work flow

We’ve all heard the tips and read the trends about how in-house lawyers should be managing their legal work: more and more are bringing work in-house; law firms are forced to offer value or hybrid billing; legal ops professionals are critical for making in-house departments more efficient; standard processes should be systematized; routine contracts should […]

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Legal Project Management – A Method For Saving Your Sanity

It’s late Friday afternoon, you’re watching a stream of colleagues leave the building for a team-building happy hour activity, and there you sit, with a thousand unfinished items on your to do list that were supposed to be done by close of business. You’re used to this, of course, because you work in legal and […]

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