Author: Graeme Johnston

  • Two types of transparency in legal work

    Two types of transparency in legal work

    Graeme Johnston / 23 October 2022 There has, for years now, been great talk of ‘transparency’ as a thing to aim for in legal work, though sometimes more instrumental words are used, like reporting, analytics and dashboards. The desire is, I think, typically to know: On the surface – what’s being done and, more pointedly, […]

  • Videos on complex work in teams

    Videos on complex work in teams

    Graeme Johnston / August 2022 I’ve recently been sharing some short videos on LinkedIn. Here’s a list for finding it easily. I’ll update this as I add more. Friday 5th August – experimental start: a poem about a mouse and what we’re doing at Juralio. Saturday 6th August – first video on complex work in […]

  • Juralio templates

    Juralio templates

    Graeme Johnston / 2 July 2022 The image shows a message I’ve just sent to Juralio early access participants seeking views on which templates to add next. 🟢 Juralio helps you to map your work and get it done. Project management and more. Simple and pleasant to use, and scales to complex stuff while still […]

  • Juralio early access June / July 2022

    Juralio early access June / July 2022

    Graeme Johnston / 22 June 2022 Some news. We’ve just gone live with an early access version of Juralio, our software to help you map your work and get it done. You can try it out on a free-of-charge basis until the end of July.* A short (27 second) video by my colleagues Molly Macgregor and James Friel is […]

  • noslegal – open source legal taxonomy

    noslegal – open source legal taxonomy

    Graeme Johnston / April 2022 Over the last few weeks, a lot of my spare time has been dedicated to the noslegal open source taxonomy project. I’ve done various LinkedIn posts recently about it, which I thought would be useful to collate here – 28 March: announcing the upcoming release and linking to a 1 […]

  • Machines for complicating legal work

    Machines for complicating legal work

    Graeme Johnston / 13 March 2022 This is an article I wrote in June 2021 and published on a blogging platform. A comment by Lisa McClory reminded me of it today. I’m reproducing it here as I think it fits well with the key Juralio theme of helping people manage complexity. Introduction Better roads sometimes […]

  • A simple, respectful privacy notice

    A simple, respectful privacy notice

    Graeme Johnston / 6 March 2022 A personal obsession over recent years has been to understand more about what Shosana Zuboff aptly calls “surveillance capitalism” and to avoid contributing to the problematic aspects of this while still running a modern technology business. Not easy, sometimes. As a small part of this, we have over recent […]

  • Two practical website privacy topics

    Two practical website privacy topics

    Graeme Johnston and James Friel / 15 February 2022 We published a short article recently about how to establish a conveniently administered website with modern graphics but no cookies. Quite a few people have told us they found it useful. This article covers two more practical privacy-related topics we had to address. They’re not unique to […]

  • Overworking in the law

    Overworking in the law

    Graeme Johnston / 10 February 2022 I’m intrigued by this week’s announcement by the largest English regulator of lawyers (the SRA) that, while it recognises that legal work can involve long hours and heavy workloads, it will now consider taking enforcement action against law firms in serious or persistent cases of ‘imposition of wholly unreasonable […]

  • Organising contracting in a moderately sized business

    Organising  contracting in a moderately sized business

    Graeme Johnston / 2 February 2022 Something that’s crept up on me over the years is my frustration with the typical format of contracts, the process for dealing with them and the difficulty of doing much about it in a practical way. Contracts have never been my core business, but I’ve drafted them, negotiated them, […]