July 30th, 2012 by Gwynne Monahan
Fastcase, the leading next-generation legal research service, has announced its Fastcase 50 class of 2012.
Clio’s co-founder and CEO, Jack Newton, was named to the Fastcase 50 Class of 2012. While he is most well known as CEO of Clio, he is also on the board of the International Legal Technology Standards Organization, where he’s helping craft standards for law office technology, and is a co-founder and acting President of the Legal Cloud Computing Association (LCCA), a consortium of leading cloud computing providers with a mandate to help accelerate the adoption of cloud computing in the legal industry.
The Fastcase 50 Class of 2012 also includes a who’s-who of legal technology. Susan Cartier Liebel of Solo Practice University, Matt Homann of LexThink, Erik Mazzone of the North Carolina Bar Association, Larry Port of Rocket Matter, Ed Scanlan of Total Attorneys, Jeff Richardson of iPhoneJD and Reid Trautz who chaired #ABATECHSHOW 2012, just to name a few.
Similar to last year, some big names were included, such as noted legal author Richard Susskind, LegalZoom CEO Robert Shapiro, Avvo founder and CEO Mark Britton and Lawline president David Schnurman. There were a couple that one doesn’t immediately associate with “law’s smartest, most courageous innovators, visionaries, & leaders,” like Keith Rabois, the Chief Operating Office of Square and Oracle Policy Consultant Michael Poulshock. Their inclusion suggests that legal technology is not limited to practice management, marketing or the latest iPhone app but also includes more subtle, less visible elements, too.
It seems fair to say that legal technology will continue to disrupt the legal sphere, in front of as well as behind the scenes.
Congratulations to the Fastcase 50 Class of 2012!