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Legal Tech StartUp Focus Podcast

Welcome to the Legal Tech StartUp Focus podcast from your podcast host, Charlie Uniman. 

On this podcast, I'll be interviewing the people who build, invest in, comment on and use the apps made by LegalTech startups.

My guests and I will be discussing many different startup-related topics, covering, among other things, startup management and startup life, startup investing, pricing and revenue models and the factors that affect how users decide to purchase legal tech.

We’re not going to focus on legal tech per se - instead, we’ll be focusing on the startups that develop, market and sell that tech.

So, whether you’re a startup founder or investor, a lawyer or other legal professional or a law professor, law student or commentator who thinks about legal tech startups — sit back, listen and learn from my guests about just what it takes for legal tech startups to succeed.

And if you’re interested in legal tech startups and enjoyed this podcast, please become a member of Legal Tech StartUp Focus, free online that I mentioned at the outset of this introduction, by signing up at

May 4, 2020

Episode 14 of the Legal Tech StartUp Focus Podcast -- Interview with James Quinn, Co-founder and CEO of Clarilis

In this episode of the Legal Tech StartUp Focus Podcast (, podcast host, Charlie Uniman, interviews James Quinn, co-founder and CEO of document automation startup, Clarilis (

Charlie and James discuss: (i) James' transition from corporate lawyering at Slaughter and May in London to co-founding Clarilis, (ii) how Clarilis' technology nvolves automating the preparation of a suite of highly complex documents (i.e., those with provisions that themselves consist of many "moving parts" that articulate with complicated logic), (iii) the emphasis that Clarilis places on using a very "hands on" customer-success approach by having its team of technologists and lawyers help its law firm and legal department customers to implement the Clarilis technology (thereby driving long-term customer adoption and avoiding the "shelf-ware" fate often suffered by legal tech), (iv) James' and his team's very positive involvement with Slaughter and May's "Collaborate" startup incubator, (v) the impact that the COVID-19 crisis has had on Clarilis' business and (vi) the biggest "mindset" adjustment James had to make in moving from practicing law at a Magic Circle law firm to managing a legal tech startup.