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There’s so much potential for increasing access to legal information online, but only if knowledgeable lawyers are willing to contribute. Which is a challenge. Any project that requires a critical mass of lawyers to contribute is probably doomed from the outset. But somehow, Casetext seems to be thriving, and in this episode, Casetext VP Pablo Arredondo discusses what it takes to get lawyers to collaborate. But first, why law firms shouldn’t serve clients.

Casetext is building a free legal research platform where primary law (cases, statutes) are supplemented by commentary made on and off Casetext. It’s ambitious, it’s cool, and it seems to be working.

So what does Pablo know that other startups don’t get? On today’s podcast, he talks about how lawyers actually are collaborating, just not in the way you’d expect, and considers whether the profession has changed in a way that makes collaboration more difficult. So what does it take to get lawyers on board a collaborative legal project? Listen in to find out.

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Published: September 15, 2015
Podcast: Lawyerist Podcast
Category: Legal Technology
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The Lawyerist Podcast is a weekly show about lawyering and law practice hosted by Sam Glover and Aaron Street.

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