Future of Law

Return to Minimally Viable

Return visitors will notice that this site is substantially stripped down from its previous version. The old version had become something of a Frankenstein’s monster, (or maybe more of a Winchester Mystery House), full of partially implemented features based on incomplete ideas. Turns out I was violating two of my own maxims: Eschew supererogatory complexification …

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Did lawyers (unintentionally) sway the election?

//embedr.flickr.com/assets/client-code.js The following is a post I made on Facebook shortly after the November 2016 election. It is something of a quick-take, but I think the ideas below—especially: The correlation between the Access to Justice/Access to Legal Services gap and the general sense that the country is on the wrong track, and The idea that …

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Pardon the dust…

Hi all. I’m making a few changes to the site, including moving away from a somewhat expensive hosting platform that I wasn’t really harnessing the power of. So it’s back to WordPress for now (and a really basic version at that, also for now). If you’re looking for a post that you can’t find, please …

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Happy Blogaversary to Me

Wow, blogaversary is a terrible word, but a good time for reflection nonetheless. I started the Legal Value Theory blog a year ago as a place to capture my thoughts around the nature of legal value and occasionally express my frustrations around the perceived lack of value in our industry. At the time I had …

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Making a move…

A quick heads up: I’m about to try to move this blog to a new home. I’m keeping the Legal Value Theory moniker but moving the blog itself to my new website at agileattorney.com. The new site is also powered by WordPress and their transfer tools are pretty good, but there’s always a chance of …

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Closing the Chapter on the Legal Hackers Trademark

I’m pleased to announce that Legal Hackers, LLC has officially abandoned its USPTO application to register the term “Legal Hackers” for federal trademark protection. As I said before (more than once), I think the term “Legal Hackers” is simply too descriptive to have it controlled by a single person or entity—particularly under the authority of …

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