Defying Expectations as a Woman in Law and Tech with Catherine Krow [GWL 91]


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After practicing law for 17 years at top-tier firms, most recently as a Partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, Catherine Krow founded Digitory Legal, a cloud-based legal budgeting solution for lawyers and clients.

What we chat about in this episode:

  • How and why she walked away from a partner position at a big law firm in pursuit of something she felt passionate about
  • How she launched Digitory Legal
  • Why more and more clients are demanding budgets from their lawyers instead of the billable hour
  • Why law firms need to start focusing on accuracy and budgeting
  • How a new lawyer can anticipate how long a matter will take for budgeting purposes when he/she has never gone through an entire trial
  • Why being soft-spoken as a lawyer can be a great asset
  • Why if you try to fit yourself into someone else’s mold or expectation, it’s a great way to fail
  • How to tap into your community to help support you in your ventures
  • Why young lawyers are well-positioned to take advantage of the tech industry to help change the legal profession
  • Advice for women in difficult industries like law and tech

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