Everyone likes getting awards. But the most eagerly anticipated end-of-year awards are the annual handing out of the 20 top Legaltech Tweets of 2018. In a landmark year, Twitter reflected radical transformation, distinct voices, wit, and wisdom (as well as lots of other bizarre stuff) within the legal technology space. Congratulations to all the worthy winners.
"Pressing Ctrl+F and then copying and pasting 3,000 times a day is not real legal experience."
— Alma Asay (@AlmaAsay) October 22, 2018
Every lawyer who has ever been on Reddit. pic.twitter.com/Uw1xVUfQjG
— Keith Lee (@associatesmind) November 27, 2018
2/n The view that lawyers are Luddites is total and complete nonsense. What I get in sales meetings with lawyers and innovation folks: "we are thirsting for sane and thoughtful solutions to our problems." Clients want it, firms want it & all acknowledge that future is efficient.
— Alex Nordholm (@anord04) November 19, 2018
I forced a bot to watch over 1,000 hours of lawyer commercials and then asked it to write a lawyer commercial of its own. Here is the first page. pic.twitter.com/47MebRmIy0
— Keaton Patti (@KeatonPatti) October 11, 2018
#SOLI2018 The room just voted (it might have been unanimous) to prohibit reference to administrative professionals as “non-lawyers.” Most also indicated that such pros should be eligible for law firm partnership. pic.twitter.com/9KAJBfGYSs
— Mark T Greene (@MarkTGreene) April 30, 2018
“The creativity, depth and potential socio-economic benefits of each of the 14 finalists were inspiring. There were no losers…The winners were society, youth and democracy ” — @grbeaton_law on judging the final #GLH2018 teams! https://t.co/H73mcVwcir pic.twitter.com/0DA7LLcDHX
— Global Legal Hackathon (@worldhackathon) April 27, 2018
From Richard Susskind at CLOC 2018
— wavelengthlaw (@wavelengthlaw) January 23, 2018
#AI vs Lawyers >> 40-page study details how #ArtificialIntelligence has overtaken top lawyers >> @lawgeex_ HT @ipfconline1 via @mikequindazzi >> #MachineLearning #DigitalTransformation #LegalTech #Infographic >> https://t.co/5jgoAUR2MM pic.twitter.com/k2l7ypQ2yN
— Mike Quindazzi ✨ (@MikeQuindazzi) August 29, 2018
Consumers "know one thing about lawyers, and that is that they cost too much money. That is the brand for lawyers in the United States." @Mark_Britton @Avvo #LawNext #podcast https://t.co/Zl95JafkWS pic.twitter.com/zceatjeSTi
— Bob Ambrogi (@bobambrogi) September 25, 2018
— ronfriedmann (@ronfriedmann) November 18, 2018
Law school candidates should take a look at this, may be your path to new and interesting careers >> @Suffolk_Law tops list of 30 best law schools for legal tech. https://t.co/a8WIl6hvUG pic.twitter.com/gmQ7AV8fri
— Kevin O'Keefe (@kevinokeefe) November 9, 2018
When the design team loses a debate with the legal team. pic.twitter.com/oYTnvNVqQ0
— Martyn Reding (@martynreding) August 21, 2018
To be clear, at this point I quite regret adopting the term "smart contracts". I should have called them something more boring and technical, perhaps something like "persistent scripts".
— Vitalik Non-giver of Ether (@VitalikButerin) October 13, 2018
You can’t have a ‘legally binding contract’ for sex. Consent for sexual activity isn’t a contract, it can be withdrawn at any time including after sex has started. This is ridiculous. https://t.co/3XpSCdDyN9
— Paul, Dreaming of a White Privilege Christmas (@paulkidd) January 11, 2018
Big news! You can now sue anyone (in all 50 U.S states and 3,000 counties), fight corporations and beat bureaucracy with the DoNotPay App! All 15 of the new products are completely free. (1/15) https://t.co/JjH6I3ABjE
— Joshua Browder (@jbrowder1) October 10, 2018
Just want to remind everyone talking blockchain, AI and other feats of legal innovation that in Chicago at least the court system still uses carbon paper and DOS based computer systems.
The revolution will be inclusive or it’s bullshit.#legaltech
— Sarah Glassmeyer (@sglassmeyer) July 5, 2018
You know lawyers are terrible at Word and Excel, right? https://t.co/tiKjCCW9xK
— D. Casey Flaherty (@DCaseyF) May 17, 2018
It’s important to acknowledge that legal technology is not all fancy expensive systems. It can simply be Word, Excel, or Outlook. Likewise, the best legal tech tends to solve a specific problem and not be a one size fits all solution. #LegalTech #lawyers #law #learning
— Colin S. Levy (@Clevy_Law) September 12, 2018
"If artificial intelligence sources were employed, no doubt counsel’s preparation time would have been significantly reduced."
— Andrew Arruda (@AndrewArruda) December 3, 2018
Of course, we have to end with this…
— Joshua Lenon (@JoshuaLenon) December 6, 2018
We wish everyone a happy, healthy and highly innovative Christmas and New Year.
Make sure to check out our free Christmas present to you, the just-published 30-page 2019 General Counsel Landscape. Or our other 2018 offerings including The In-House Counsel’s LegalTech Buyer’s Guide 2018