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My name is Raymond Blijd and I am Legalcomplex.
Legalcomplex creates uniquely gorgeous products to help us outsmart robots and advance a fair society. Legalcomplex is an independent initiative and the views expressed are my own and unique to me.

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How First-Principle Thinking Uncovered The Mythical Legal Professional Universe
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It’s 2007 and here’s the challenge: conceive the next big legal product. ‘Cite’ — Evernote for legal research — never made it out of the lab, but the lessons are still valuable. One of the artifacts was a mind map…

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DESH 3: Smart Legal Tech on your Wrist
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  Awhile ago I wrote that I did not belief in legal technology on your wrist. I changed my mind shortly thereafter but I was haunted by my wavering because: how would it work? DESH DESH debuted on June 17,…

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5 Confessions of a Trackaholic
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On Sunday, February 22, at precisely 16:44, my Fitbit Flex stopped syncing with my iPhone. I just finished 20 minutes on my elliptical trainer and I was feverishly waiting for my workout to appear…I realized I was shackled and gripped…

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Five Stages Lawyers Need To Embrace In a World of Robots
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The Kübler-Ross model describes the five emotional stages experienced when faced with impending death or death of someone. The five stages are denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Similarly, change is an irreversible and unapologetic event. Here are 5 alternate…

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#Robolaw Is A World Without Law
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…I get my receipt and check the numbers. There is fine print at the bottom stating something legal. It is referencing some other texts and is suppose to enlighten me about liability, indemnification etc…I believe its evidence…  The law blankets…

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I’m Bondrew and I Build Robots for Law
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 It was a hot and humid Saturday and I really did not want to spend my time in a dark damp dungeon in the middle of Amsterdam’s Redlight District. But I had to. We, a small community of charity lawyers-in-training,…

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Seymour: Maybe I Was Wrong About Legal Wearables
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  Maybe I was wrong about wearables because I needed to go beyond my comfort zone to see what’s around the bend. I too easily settled for limits. Seymour is the project name for one of the ideas that took…

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It’s A Rebirth, Not A Reinvention of Law
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 You may have noticed a steady stream of stories surrounding the law and its need to reinvent. But actually it’s specifically targeted at the need to modernize the practice of law and the business model, which gave rise to a $300+/- billion…

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The Power of Privacy and The Value of Confidentiality
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Google’s Vint Cerf, who is recognized as one of “the fathers of the Internet,” stated “Privacy May Be An Anomaly.” Historically, he is right in some context. We used to bathe in the open and wore less and more revealing…

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Meet Bondrew: Our Future ‘Freestyle’ Lawyer
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Freestyle Chess is a competition between humans, who are allowed, like in correspondence chess, to make use of any technical support for selecting their moves. Basically it’s an interplay between human intuition and computer calculating power to arrive at the…

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About Failure And How Technology Saved My Life
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I believe technology will not doom us but quite the opposite. It will not only save businesses, industries even but also lives in unexpected ways. This is a story of my failure and how a simple piece of tech saved my life…

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CYOS Divergence: How The Growth of Apps Bolsters The Complex
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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) has taken root. In 2012, 38% of CIO’s expected to support personal devices. Now 82% of companies allow it and it’s posing new challenges for IT because along with these devices come a lot of new services…

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