CLOC Talk: 3 Key Takeaways From CGI 2022

As the old saying goes, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas”, unless you’re talking about the ...

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Crossing the AI Chasm: Obstacles to CLM Adoption Limits AI Application

To get some clarity and cross the contract AI chasm,  we have partnered with World Commerce & ...

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Leveling-Up Your Legal Operations

The legal profession has historically seen itself as unique and exempt from the constraints and ...

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Posts by Colin Levy

Colin Levy
Colin is a sought-after legal tech writer and speaker. He was a key speaker at TECHxpo2019, a conference sponsored by the Ontario Bar Association, and has been featured in Above the Law. He also writes frequently on his blog, which was named by Feedspot as one of the Top 30 Legal Blogs in 2020. He is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and Boston College Law School and currently lives in Weston, Massachusetts with his husband and two demanding cats.

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    Colin Levy

    Posts by Colin Levy

    Colin is a sought-after legal tech writer and speaker. He was a key speaker at TECHxpo2019, a conference sponsored by the Ontario Bar Association, and has been featured in Above the Law. He also writes frequently on his blog, which was named by Feedspot as one of the Top 30 Legal Blogs in 2020. He is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and Boston College Law School and currently lives in Weston, Massachusetts with his husband and two demanding cats.

    May 3, 2022

    Leveling-Up Your Legal Operations

    The legal profession has historically seen itself as unique and exempt from the constraints and concerns that have dominated the business sphere. With the rise of technology and its role increasing in power and influence over how businesses run, the legal profession now is coming around to the idea of not being a cost center and the department of no to a value creator and the department of can do.

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    April 4, 2022

    Ask an Attorney: Wet Signatures vs. eSignatures—Which Is Better?

    You’ve likely heard the term wet signature and may have wondered what the heck is a wet signature?

    A wet signature is simply a signature using a pen, pencil, or seal on a physical document. For a long time, wet signatures were commonly used to represent a binding contract.

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    March 21, 2022

    Understanding and Creating Contract Playbooks

    Contracts are the undercurrent that drives business forward. They define the contours of most business relationships, and are how most businesses make money. As a first-year law student, you are taught the law of contracts: offer, consideration, and acceptance. These concepts are useful for a lawyer, but no one (besides legal professionals) gives much thought to these things. What is far more useful for the business is understanding how contract cycles can be sped up. That's where contract playbooks and contract templates prove their worth.

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    March 16, 2022

    AI: the Future is Here

    Hallways filled with people. Some were dressed to kill, others dressed for comfort. Lanyards, bags, and swag were everywhere. Ah, it was good to be back! 

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    January 10, 2022

    Taking a Dive Into Contract Management

    Contract Lifecycle Management continues to be a fast-growing legal industry sector, but do you know what it is?

    This post is intended to provide a brief overview of what this sector is about. In this post, I will:

    1. State a few underlying principles of CLM.
    2. Answer some frequently asked questions about what CLM is.
    3. Provide some additional resources for further review.

    Contracts are legal documents and, appropriately, are the domain of the legal function.

    Managing contracts, however, is a cross-functional exercise involving several functions including finance, legal, sales, and in larger companies, procurement.

    Jason Smith puts it this way:

    “There's a difference between managing the contract lifecycle (the process) and the contract (the document). The contract document is a legal artifact... the process is a business lifecycle. Once you understand this, the cross-functional concept becomes easier to address.”

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    November 18, 2021

    Getting to Know Colin Levy

    Meet Colin, one of our newest additions to the Malbek team! You may know Colin from his heavy social media presence, or his countless speaking affairs.  Actually, he was even a Contract Lens podcast guest! To get to know this legal tech star, we asked him seven questions. Here are his answers:

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