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5 Software Engineering Concepts Changing the Way Lawyers Work

Intro The legal profession has remained largely unchanged for hundreds of years. Sure, lawyers use emails and word documents today, but legal processes are still heavy on manual review and unstructured back-and-forth between counterparts. In that sense, legal processes like contract review operate in much the same way as they did in the days of quill and ink....

Meet Jo Vong, Legal Operations Manager at Branch

Last week, at CLOC Vegas 2019, we partnered with Jo Vong, Legal Operations Manager at Branch, to deliver a product demo of Blueprint, our walk-up usable, no-code workflow builder. Jo stole the show, delivering a thoughtful, compelling presentation on both the Ironclad platform and her broader legal ops philosophy. We followed up with Jo to learn more about her journey from law firm to tech company, why she chose to focus on legal ops, and how she and her team use Ironclad to streamline contract processing across the business....

Our Top 3 Takeaways from the Fullstack GC Conference

Last Friday, our team attended TechGC's fifth annual Fullstack GC Conference here in San Francisco. We had a great time connecting with GCs and exchanging ideas on how legal teams can stay ahead of the curve when it comes to protecting—and optimizing—their company's business operations. Here are our three main takeaways from the conference:...

How lawyers can be more like coders: CLOC 2018 revisited

Six years ago, when I was a Corporate Attorney at Fenwick & West, I began taking coding classes on the weekends. I had a hunch that technology could speed up many of the routine tasks that came across my desk, and I wanted to know if I was right....

6 Reasons to Connect With Us at CLOC

The 2019 CLOC Vegas Institute is almost here! If you’re a legal operations professional trying to learn about today’s best practices, connect with pioneers in the field, or snap a killer selfie, we invite you to connect with us at Booth 1 or attend one of the five events we’ll be hosting during the conference....

Community Newsletter Ed. #10

Check out the most clicked links in Ironclad's March Community Newsletter. Want to access 100% of the content? Subscribe here....

Meet Chris Chin, Legal Director at Google

Chris Chin is a Legal Director at Google and has been at the company for 16 years, since it was just a couple hundred employees spread across two buildings. When he started, the legal team tracked all of the company’s contracts on a single spreadsheet. Today, it is an industry leader, defining and setting the standards for how modern legal teams operate....

How to Think About Legal AI

Two years ago, Deloitte predicted that artificial intelligence (AI) would automate about ⅓ of the jobs in the legal sector in the next twenty years.  Which is it? Are lawyers on the brink of extinction, or have the capabilities of AI been vastly oversold? Recently, Eyal Dechter, a cognitive scientist at MIT, judged that AI is still “many, many generations” away from being able to complete the types of tasks that lawyers do. Dechter said, “It’s not that computers can’t replace lawyers because lawyers do really complicated things. It’s because lawyers read and talk to people. It’s not like we’re close. We’re so far.”...

Meet Chris Young, Ironclad's General Counsel

This month, we are thrilled to announce that Chris Young has joined Ironclad as our General Counsel. If Chris’s name sounds familiar, it might be because he was most recently GC of GoFundMe, an early adopter of Ironclad’s ... or, it might just be because Chris knows a lot of people. Chris’s wide-ranging and fascinating career has traversed private practice, tech, entrepreneurship, and even politics. ...

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....