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Achieving Business Impact With Data: How Process Metrics Can Improve Your Legal Team's Operations

In previous posts, we explained why data is critical to your legal operations strategy and how metrics can prove your team’s value. The main theme of those two posts? Metrics put you in the driver’s seat. They help orient your team in the right direction and take the guesswork out of long-term planning....

Introducing Blueprint with Lucy Li, Product Lead

Lucy Li is a Product Lead at Ironclad. A Carnegie Mellon-educated engineer, she led the front-end mobile web development of Salesforce's early tablet and phone product before joining Ironclad in 2015. She was the creative force behind many of Ironclad's core features, like red-line previewing and complex approvals. Most recently, she lead development of our most recent major product release, called Blueprint....

6 Must-Know Technical Concepts for the Modern Legal Professional

Even a decade ago, “legal” and “technology” were words that were generally juxtaposed oxymoronically, if at all. Today, “legal technology” is a booming industry: in the last 2 years alone, 222 legal tech companies were funded to the tune of $457 million....

Meet Jason Li, VP of Engineering

  Last month, we welcomed Jason Li to Ironclad as our VP of Engineering. At Ironclad, he’ll be working alongside our CTO, Cai GoGwilt, to grow and support a world-class engineering and product team....

Towards a better service development story: How Ironclad moved from monolith to microservices without sacrificing developer experience

Ironclad began as a monolithic Node application deployed on Heroku. For a small team without much time to devote to DevOps, Heroku was a great solution and made it very easy to automatically build and deploy from GitHub. As our team and application grew, we began to want to split portions of our application into separate services. We decided it was time to move off of Heroku, with the hope that we could keep the ease of development and deployment largely intact....

2017 Year In Review

Earlier this year, we started sending monthly product updates to our users because we wanted to better communicate how we’re incorporating their feedback into our product. Below is our latest one, for the month of December. In it, I reflect on the progress we’ve made this year and on the importance of our users to our community and to our product. ...

Meet Ironclad’s CTO, Cai GoGwilt

Cai GoGwilt is Ironclad’s CTO and co-founder. A former software engineer at Palantir Technologies, Cai has always been passionate about building products that make people more effective at their jobs. By day, he’s a brilliant software engineer and thoughtful leader; by night, he’s a concert cellist and karaoke enthusiast. ...