CLOC Institute 2019 Recap: A Force for Change in Legal Departments

By Brian Powers on May 30, 2019 9:26:37 AM

“Legal ops is not a trend; it's a movement.” - Mary O'Carroll, President of CLOC.

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Are clickthrough agreements legally enforceable?

By Gizelle Fletcher on Jan 7, 2019 10:01:00 AM

A clickthrough is one of the quickest ways to collect user consent to your online legal agreements. By presenting these agreements as a box or button users check or click in order to agree, businesses make the sign up process smoother while keeping this data secure. But people often wonder whether or not clickthrough agreements are legally enforceable. Does checking that box or clicking that button count as a real contract? Can it hold up in a court of law?

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Research-Backed Tips for Aligning Legal and Sales in 2018

By Kyle Robbins on Dec 12, 2017 11:53:26 AM

Streamlining workflows to close deals faster is a perennial business endeavor. Fortunately, the methods to accomplish this goal are continuously improving. More and more technology tools are being developed to meet the need of the consumer—for both B2C and B2B companies. Because a successful sales cycle has evolved around customer behavior, businesses now need to adapt their internal processes to a) meet customer demand, b) scale, and c) hit growth targets. Slowing down a sales process and deal closings because of a bogged-down internal process is completely avoidable going into 2018.

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Webinar Recap: What To Learn From Equifax's Mistakes

By Caitie Parten on Oct 26, 2017 9:54:58 AM

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Webinar Recap: eCommerce Contracts

By Greer Williams on Oct 5, 2017 3:40:46 PM

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PactSafe: The Ultimate Xtern Experience

By Kyle Peeler on Aug 14, 2017 8:32:00 AM

I was selected by PactSafe to be part of the ultimate tech internship experience through Techpoint’s Xtern program this summer. I learned how to work on an agile team, build my own SDK for our API and more! 

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Top 5 Benefits of Clickwraps for SaaS Businesses

By Emma MacAnally on Aug 3, 2017 7:10:00 AM

The majority of Software as a Service (SaaS) apps rely on personalized consumer accounts individuals create when first accessing the platform. Essentially, this exchange allows the business operating the SaaS application to generate a license for the user, which in turn grants them access to the app. Because of the nature of this process, it’s imperative that proper legal steps are taken to ensure that the exchange is secure for both the company and consumer. One of the best ways to successfully do this is to implement the clickwrap method.

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Get the Most Out of Your eSignature Strategy

By Caitie Parten on Jul 25, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Implementing an eSignature strategy is one thing, but taking full advantage of that strategy is another. When using an electronic signature as part of your contract process, you’re already taking a huge step towards a more streamlined, accelerated form of business. But there are a few more things you need to be sure you’re doing to really capitalize off this technology.

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New Rule Restricting Use of Arbitration Provisions Follows Trend Towards Transparency and Fairness

By Brian Powers on Jul 17, 2017 1:27:34 PM

Recently the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau issued a new rule restricting the use of arbitration clauses in contracts for all sorts of financial products such as credit cards, payday loans, auto loans and more. Why are arbitration clauses so important? They are typically used to prevent aggreived consumers from banding together in class action lawsuits by requiring them to deal with financial institutions 1:1 in form of an arbitrator.  

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CLOC Might Just be the Legal Profession's Best Hope for Change

By Brian Powers on May 19, 2017 10:15:00 AM

I've attended quite a few legal tech/operations related conferences and trade shows over the past 10 years - both as a practicing attorney and as the CEO of PactSafe. Most of the them have a heavily vendor-driven agenda geared toward law firms. I'm often left with very little hope that the legal profession is on the right track to evolve and embrace efficiency and technology. Last week, though, I had the privilege to attend the 2017 CLOC (Corporate Legal Operations Consortium) Institute in Las Vegas, and I left with a much different outlook.

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