Nicole Bradick

Nicole Bradick

Nicole is a former lawyer and the founder and CEO of Theory and Principle, a legal technology product development firm. Whether it is improving the delivery of legal services, the justice system, lawyer efficiency, legal education, or access to justice for all, Theory and Principle works with clients who are moved to innovate and build to create a better system.

Nicole Bradick is Chief Strategy Officer at CuroLegal, a company that works with lawyers to grow efficient, profitable, and scalable firms through its consulting services, operations support, and flexible staffing solutions. She was the founder and CEO of Custom Counsel, a nationwide network of freelance attorneys, which was acquired by CuroLegal in 2015. She regularly writes and speaks about the changing legal marketplace, the evolution of the law firm business model, and the technology that allows attorneys to do their work better, faster, and cheaper. For her work in this area, she was named a 2012 ABA Journal “Legal Rebel” and was named to the Fastcase 50 list of global legal innovators in 2014.

Guest Appearances
August 15, 2018
Legal services innovator moves on to app development

Nicole Bradick discusses identifying something that's not working in a law firm and the importance of investing the energy to fix it.

March 12, 2018
Lawyer Dodge: Understanding Self-Help Legal Technologies

How can lawyers and law firms thrive amidst the rising popularity of self-help legal technology? Experts Catherine Sanders Reach and Nicole Bradick discuss in this legal podcast.

January 10, 2018
#154: Why Legal Tech & Design Thinking Can’t Solve All of the Legal System’s Problems, with Nicole Bradick

Using technology and the design process to approach systemic problems in the legal industry and what to do for justice to be accessible for everyone.

March 20, 2017
ABA TECHSHOW 2017: Alternative Uses for Your Law Degree

Stacy Stern, Nicole Bradick, and Dan Lear talk about alternate ways to use your law degree.

September 30, 2016
Is LegalZoom Ruining The Legal Profession Or Enhancing It?

Joe Patrice brings on Chad Burton and Nicole Bradick of CuroLegal to cohost a wide-ranging discussion with LegalZoom General Counsel Chas Rampenthal.

October 9, 2015
ATL APP: First Thing’s First…

For many leaving the big firm to start their own legal practices, certain administrative tasks and overhead expenses can be a big surprise. What used to be automatic and perhaps taken for granted now becomes part of the weekly grind. Fortunately, there are affordable and scalable services that can put needed help into place. In...

June 3, 2015
The Lean Startup: Eliminating Wasteful Practices in Your Law Firm?

The idea of a lean business was recently made popular by Eric Ries’s book, “The Lean Startup.” The lean concept involves eliminating waste and resources that don’t create value for the end client. This practice has become predominant in the tech world, in which companies create a minimum viable product, test it early and often,...

April 30, 2015
ABA TECHSHOW 2015: Cloud-Based Tools for Communication

Legal Talk Network producer Laurence Colletti interviews Chad Burton and Nicole Bradick from Curo Legal at the 2015 ABA TECHSHOW in Chicago. Together, they discuss Chad’s conference presentation on eliminating email and running a virtual law office. Cloud based tools mentioned include Basecamp, Box, Dropbox, Drive, Slack, Yammer, Clio, Rocket Matter, MyCase, and Intake 123....

October 22, 2014
Clio Cloud Conference: Nicole Bradick on Agile Lawyering

New Solo host Adriana Linares interviews Nicole Bradick about trends for staffing in firms during the 2014 Clio Cloud Conference. Bradick explains that more than half of law firms are using or thinking about using a contingent workforce in order to best meet their clients’ needs while still turning a profit. Nicole Bradick is the...

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