I have been an attorney for 6 years, and I have been blogging and speaking about legal tech for 2 of them. My obsession with legal tech began the day I needed contract management software and my search for the perfect solution ended on a somber note.
After countless demos, days of research and emails with providers, I decided to start blogging about the legal tech solutions that are (or are not) available for attorneys. I noticed that after a while, every CLE event I attended was related to legal tech, my nights were preoccupied with coming up with blogging ideas and searching for the next big thing in legal tech I can write about.
It became clear to me that I no longer wanted to practice law full time. I wanted to help other attorneys practice law in a more efficient manner and share my knowledge, experience and new connections. So, I went on a mission to find a role where I can work with a legal tech company that developed a great product that provides value to their users.
One of my all-time favorite products from day one was MerusCase, a law practice management solution for lawyers. I gave them one of the highest scores on my blog (which is not easy to get). I actually don’t even blog about companies that are not providing any value to attorneys. MerusCase not only provides value, but they have an amazing tool to do it.
A year later, I found myself at an interview with MerusCase. I wanted to work with them and use my experience as a lawyer and proponent of legal tech to take their product to the next level. I officially joined the team as a Product Marketing Manager on November 1, and look forward to working with an amazing team.
So what does this mean for Disrupt.Legal? Not much actually. I will continue blogging about legal technology and reviewing other products. I will however avoid reviewing law practice management software simply to avoid conflict of interest. Everything else is fair game and I look forward to seeing a lot of new companies take the practice of law to a new level and improve the lives of lawyers and their clients alike.