This episode of The Geek In Review has it all. We talk with Kyle Doviken, Senior Director at Lex Machina about their legal analytics tool, and about Kyle’s passion for helping out in the Austin community through substantial Pro Bono efforts. (17:05)
Greg disturbs a recent third-time father, Noah Waisberg, CEO of Kira Systems to see how the acquisition of $50 million in minority funding will help Kira expand its reach into the legal market and, according to Waisberg, well beyond the legal market. (5:35)
We are adding a new (hopefully) installment of updates on government actions, public policy, and other actions affecting the legal information profession. Emily Feltren, Director of Government Relations at the American Association of Law Libraries fills us in on potential actions coming before the midterm elections, and AALL’s push to fill the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. (11:10)
Marlene takes a break from the chaos of filling out school documents, by hand… in what she refers to as “Death by ten thousand papercuts, and two boxes of Kleenex… and recommends a Netflix movie called American Animals —warning for librarians… rare books are stolen!
Does rational debate still exist? Marlene points out Kialo, a platform which looks to do just that. Let Marlene know if you’ve ever used it.
And, Greg discusses his own view of an HBR Consulting article on whether law firms should buy vs build when it comes to technology development. (Spoiler… it’s buy!)