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My name is Raymond Blijd and I am Legalcomplex.
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Evolution of Law Charts
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..Evolution of Law inspired the charts below.. Curious to know more? Just ask 👐🏽..

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LawKit: How Apple Can Engineer A Secure Legal Backdoor
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In my previous post, I pleaded my case why creating a backdoor would be fair. I suggested a solution to Apple’s predicament: hire legal engineers

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Apple’s Backdoor is Unlawful…with One Exception & One Solution
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I was quick to condemn the courts forcing Apple to create a backdoor. I couldn’t imagine any situation where it would be justified…or maybe I could?

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The Future of Law And Why Lawyers May Save Humanity
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It started with a Number and a Question: What is the Future of Law? The discussions surrounding the mundane anxieties of lawyers losing jobs to robots spurned my interest. Most jobs (pdf) in the information age will ultimately be replaced by…

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2015 Year in Review: The Cool, The Beautiful & The Intelligent
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2015 was quite an eventful year in legal tech. Here’s my shortlist in random order: Apparently AI is the new Black. ‘Hire Peter’ earn an astonishing 755 votes on ProductHunt; But Big Data has all grown up and will electrify the legal sector;…

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Legal Startups Charts
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Charts on Legal Tech startup growth

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Electrifying Insights from Big Data In Law
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We recently presented a Masterclass at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM), and while preparing I had a couple of insights. As with Artificial Intelligence*, I mostly shied away from the “Big Data” discussion because I felt it was…

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What is Perc? A Way To Outsmart Robots
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This might sound crazy but what if we could outsmart robots? We depend on them for a majority of our daily tasks and it is increasingly harder to make decisions without the assistance of an algorithm. Meanwhile, machines are learning at…

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3 Epic Insights From Hunting Legal Apps on Product Hunt
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In “Who will beat Law Firms?” I mention that Product Hunt had just 22 legal apps. That number seemed a bit low so I went back to see if I could find more. And what I found was Epic. Here are my 3 main insights while collecting legal apps on Product Hunt.

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Corrected: Do Legal Unicorns Exist? Yes, They Will
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Sometimes we make bold statements just to challenge our own assumptions. Dare ourselves to look closer and see if our reality is just a lie. While charting 912+ legal startups I wrote: “I did not spot a unicorn…yet“. How would I…

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Who will beat Law Firms
Who will beat Law Firms? An Interactive Chart
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** Charts updated: Dec, 2015 ** In my previous post I wondered: If the increased demand for legal services is shifting away from law firms, where is it heading? Some believe it’s mostly heading back to corporate counsels and law departments.…

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Psychology of a Legal Service Purchase
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  It recently dawned on me that I might be missing a rudimentary reason underlying the legal industry: why does anyone want to pay for a legal service? “…As always, consult a lawyer…” isn’t mandatory, it’s just a mantra. What…

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