Tech, Diversity and Law: Things Have Changed, but More Change is on the Horizon.
Foxwordy in the News
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Founder, Monica Zent, featured on the cover of LegalBusiness World’s Issue on Tech, Diversity and Law
Collaboration tool Foxwordy is looking to move further into the business space, and away from its roots as a "social media for lawyers". Startups don’t typically launch with their final product in tact. YouTube was originally conceived as a video dating site, Twitter began as a podcasting company, and Flickr got its start as an online role-playing game called Game Neverending. Tech companies often have to modify their strategy based on the way users interact with their products.
This week, legal professionals, consultants and tech companies from across the country will converge on the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas for what seems to have become one of the most important events of the year in the legal industry: the CLOC Institute.
Monica Zent, the dynamic founder of Foxwordy Inc., ZentLaw, and other ventures, loves to collaborate. In fact, her philosophy can be summarized with poet Mattie Stepanek’s famous quote: “Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” After seeing these “wonderful things” achieved through teamwork and collaboration throughout her career, Zent is on a lifelong mission to spread collaboration in the legal community.
Browse through corporate literature today and you might conclude that our biggest threat isn't a recession or foreign trade. Instead it's silos, those internal units that frustrate and conquer us from within. In fact, some 42% of C-level executives rank overcoming silos as their top priority, according to a 2016 Experian survey.
Monica Zent, the dynamic founder of Foxwordy Inc., Zentlaw, and other ventures, knows that collaboration is key. When asked about her career philosophy, Zent quotes poet Mattie Stephanek, saying “Unity is strength… when there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved.” Zent is on a lifelong mission to spread collaboration in the legal community.
When executed properly, teamwork can yield meaningful, tangible benefits, says Harvard professor Heidi Gardner. What lawyer wouldn’t want to earn higher margins, inspire greater client loyalty, attract and retain the best talent and gain a competitive edge?
A new partnership between the National Bar Association, the oldest and largest bar association of African-American attorneys in the U.S., and legal collaboration platform Foxwordy Inc. will provide all National Bar Association members premium access to the Foxwordy platform.
Monica Zent, CEO of Foxwordy, has partnered with the National Bar Association. “This partnership is special to me because it involves something I am personally passionate about: diversity in the law. We are delighted that Foxwordy is now a tool that can be used by all National Bar Members to help them advance in their careers and gain access to colleagues and opportunities to which they might not otherwise have had access,” she said.
Meet lawyer Monica Zent, CEO of Foxwordy Inc., public beta launch: Feb. 1, 2014. Based in Palo Alto, Calif., she’s determined to convince lawyers to embrace legal technology so they can take advantage of tools that can make their jobs much, much easier!
Law360, New York (June 24, 2016, 10:50 AM EDT) -- In a recent interview, actor Jamie Foxx recalled how he used to do “social media” well before Facebook and Twitter. After a standup set, Foxx would ask fans to give their phone numbers, which he kept on index cards. When he was announcing a date, he would page those users.
An abundance of legal technologies have emerged in recent years, from document management and discovery tools sold to law firms, to regulatory compliance software sold to companies, to legal research tools attempting to make law accessible to individuals. Many of these legal technologies fundamentally reimagine the way law will be practiced in the future.
Foxwordy’s updated collaboration platform includes academic membership, a site redesign and a feature for building teams around different tasks.
The U.S. workforce is undergoing vast changes. Companies are beginning to look at the workplace as an agile construction comprised of a combination of full-time and contract workers and lean outfits supplying services at a value.
I spoke with Monica Zent, the Founder and CEO of Foxwordy, a private social network for lawyers, and the founder of ZentLaw, an alternative law firm.
We discussed the genesis of Foxwordy, which she launched in the spring of 2015, how it differs from other social networks, the use case for a legal industry specific portal, and the future of law practice.
In January, the National Law Review had pleasure of attending the Annual Marketing Partner Forum in beautiful Rancho Palos Altos, California. Programing was provided by the Legal Executives Institute at Thomson Reuters and featured over 15 hours of dynamic workshops. Hundreds of marketing partners, managing partners, in-house counsel and senior-level marketing and business development professionals were in attendance.
If you thought social media was just about being social, think again. Today it’s about “social selling.”
Potential investors, employees, colleagues, clients and customers are literally at your fingertips. But it is up to you to build relationships and establish trust. And that is what social selling is all about.
The Great Recession of 2008 was seven years ago, but its effects continue to linger in the legal profession.
On Ally McBeal, they did it in a unisex bathroom. On Law & Order, they often did it behind closed doors in wood-paneled offices with Manhattan views. Back in the day on LA Law they did it while walking to court. In real life, lawyers usually confer with their colleagues by grabbing a colleague, walking down the hall or maybe bumping into them at a trade event or bar association dinner.
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It's not surprising that, for the most part, lawyers aren't very active on social media. But there's no reason for that.
Monica Zent, attorney and the Founder and CEO of Foxwordy and Founder of ZentLaw, gives us an update on her private social network, Foxwordy. Monica shares how to build a following on a social network and how to bring the followers back to the network once they join. Hear Monica talk about being a successful entrepreneur and the important advice she has for women in business.
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The Social Network Show on KDWN welcomes Monica Zent, attorney and the Founder and CEO of Foxwordy and Founder of ZentLaw.
The promise and pitfalls of lawyer-focused social networks.
Have a thorny problem you’d love to kick around with other lawyers but not so anxious to reveal your identity? Foxwordy is happy to be of service.
Promising to provide anonymous collaboration, the website claims to be the first private lawyer network.
Members of the social network Foxwordy aren't sharing memes or selfies. Instead, they're seeking opinions on family-law rulings and the legalese printed on sunscreen labels.
Move over Avvo, JD Oasis, Legal OnRamp and WireLawyer, there's a new kid in town: Foxwordy.
Known for their competitive spirits, legal professionals often have misconceptions about collaboration.
As Facebook, Twitter and other big Social Media Networks are expanding, there are quite a lot of niche social media networks on the rise. In my previous post, I had specified that a network for DJ’s had been released, DJ Social. Now, a new Social network has been released just for lawyers where lawyers can quickly get information from trusted colleagues, or have access to thousands of documents and clauses.
Just last week we went over the benefits of starting your own LinkedIn Group, and you've just coined a clever name for your group and now, we have the audacity to tell you that you should do more. We hear you.
Yesterday, Bob Ambrogi reported on the emergence of yet another lawyer-focused social network, this one called Foxwordy, which touts an invitation-only membership and “access to thousands of docs and clauses authored by experts” as two of its unique features.
Don’t tell Mark Zuckerberg’s legal department, but there’s a new social network in town: Foxwordy, a newly launched private social network that’s specifically designed for lawyers.
More and more companies, understanding the power of collaboration, have turned to starting their own internal, private social networks. It’s an attempt to simultaneously harness the power the social media has for instant, off-the-cuff communications while still maintaining privacy about what’s going on within the company.
Foxwordy, the world's first private social network for lawyers, made its official debut today. By instantly connecting credible legal colleagues, Foxwordy allows lawyers to collaborate in a private setting, enhance professional reputations and access new opportunities.
It's not surprising that, for the most part, lawyers aren't very active on social media. But there's no reason for that. After all, each attorney has their own opinions and ideals that set them apart. And whether they're sole practitioners, hold an in-house position or work at a law firm, it's important for each to establish their own professional brand. Social media is the ideal way to let colleagues and potential clients or employers know exactly who you are and what you bring to the table.
The new year is here and with it, a chance to have the best of your career. Whether you're self-employed or work for a small or large company, that will mean building and strengthening your professional brand. By enhancing your presence on social media, setting clear and attainable goals for yourself and managing your personal responsibilities, you'll pave the way to make 2014 a huge professional hit.
Starting your own business means wearing tons of different hats and facing endless challenges. The entrepreneurial journey is filled with peaks and valleys. It can be difficult to stay motivated, remember your vision and stay on course, especially during tough economic times.