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Marc Lauritsen (, president of Capstone Practice Systems, is a lawyer and educator with over twenty years of pioneering leadership in advanced legal software. He earned two degrees from MIT and the J.D. from Harvard Law School. After practicing and supervising in legal aid offices, Marc returned to Harvard as a fieldwork instructor, director of clinical programs, and a senior research associate. He directed Project Pericles, Harvardís first major research program in law and computers.

Capstone advises and builds systems for some of the top law firms and departments in the world, but is also energetically involved in pathbreaking projects on behalf of nonprofit legal organizations, such as LawHelp Interactive, which delivers smart forms for free to low-income people and their advocates.

Marc has lectured widely and published several hundred articles on the uses and implications of information technology in the legal profession. He is on the editorial boards of Artificial Intelligence and Law and the International Journal of Law and Information Technology. He has trained hundreds of lawyers in the development and use of knowledge-based systems.

Marc co-originated the international SubTech conferences that began at Salzburg in 1990 and that continue to draw law school thought leaders every two years for rich exchanges about the technology of law. He is a fellow of the College of Law Practice Management, and co-chairs the American Bar Association's eLawyering Task Force. The ABA recently published his The Lawyer's Guide to Working Smarter with Knowledge Tools

Twitter: @marclauritsen

Contact us:
Marc Lauritsen
Capstone Practice Systems, Inc.
193 Bolton Road
Harvard, MA 01451
(978) 456-3424