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What is John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom, most proud of? It isn’t the fact that his company has grown to nearly 4 million customers in the past 15 years. It isn’t LegalZoom’s status as a worldwide leader in both trademark filing and small-business formation. It isn’t his position leading over 1,000 employees on... Read more
One year after her husband died, Janice Gentile received an unusual request from her daughter: make a legacy video about their marriage -- and their lives.
At first, Gentile, who was 72 at the time, was turned off by the idea. The Holbrook, N.Y., resident was still hurting from the loss of her husband, Cesare, who was her high school sweetheart and to whom she was... Read more
In the wake of a New Jersey ethics opinion prohibiting lawyers in the state from working with online legal service providers Avvo, LegalZoom and Rocket Lawyer, the latter two companies have taken steps to right the ship, while Avvo says it is considering an exit.
The opinion, issued by the New Jersey Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Professional Ethics,... Read more
Whittier Law School in California is closing its doors for good next spring, and students and faculty are stunned. It is, after all, a shocking milestone – to be the first ever accredited law school to shut down.
“We were completely caught off guard,” Kristopher Escobedo, a second-year student and incoming student body president at the Costa Mesa, Calif., school,... Read more
March Madness wouldn't be the same if we weren't all filling out brackets, hoping against hope for a perfect bracket. To say the odds are against us is an understatement. Jeffrey Bergen, a mathematics professor at DePaul University, crunched the numbers and found the chances of filling out a perfect bracket are 1 in nine quintillion.
While there is no perfect... Read more
When I talk to women just starting out in their careers, they often express two of the same concerns to me:
What “I’m good at” is different than what I really want to do with my life
I have student loans and I can’t afford to do the job I really want to do.
It’s so instructive to dissect the career paths of women you admire and see how they did it. If you... Read more
America has student debt crisis. A staggering number of borrowers are defaulting on their student loans.
One in three student borrowers are late with their payments, a study out of the George Washington University School of Business showed. Analysis of Department of Education data from the Consumer Federation of America revealed 4.2 million borrowers were in... Read more
The ABA Techshow’s highly anticipated, and somewhat controversial keynote session took place on Friday afternoon at the Hilton Chicago. As promised, Avvo CEO Mark Britton, LegalZoom CEO John Suh and Rocket Lawyer CEO Charley Moore took part in a panel discussion that focused on their careers, their thoughts on the regulatory landscape, and their visions about the future of... Read more
The legal industry is known for adherence to precedent, not innovation. While precedent remains a guiding principle in the practice of law, innovation is transforming the models, methods, and players involved in the buy/sell process of legal services. Technology, process, access to institutional capital, re-reregulation, client demand for enhanced value, and changes in... Read more
The keynote address for ABA Techshow 2017, traditionally one of the best-attended and most highly anticipated sessions, will not feature one speaker as in years past. Instead, the keynote will be a panel discussion featuring three disruptive forces within the legal industry: Mark Britton, CEO of Avvo, Charley Moore, CEO of Rocket Lawyer, and John Suh, CEO of LegalZoom.... Read more
I got the chance to talk with LegalZoom's CMO, Laura Goldberg, about her journey into the marketing world and what that meant for her. We focused on brand awareness, business challenges, and what is most relevant in 2017 in the digital marketing world.What drew you into marketing in the first place?
I started my career in finance but did not particularly enjoy it. I... Read more