Clearspire -- along with Axiom, LegalForce, VLP Law Group, Vista Law, Legal Force, and Paragon -- is one of the most interesting and innovative companies (law firms?) in the legal space. (John Dzienkowski published an excellent article about these companies earlier this year at 82 Fordham L. Rev. 2995 -- read it here.) But I just heard from someone that Clearspire has suspended operations. I immediately went to the Clearspire home page, which now says:
For five years, Clearspire led the charge in revolutionizing the 21st Century workplace and the delivery of legal services. We built a reengineered law firm as an alternative to BigLaw and, in the process, challenged the entrenched legal industry to think and act differently.
Our law firm was a laboratory– a proof of concept that demonstrated just how innovative today’s lawyers can be. In the process, we redefined client satisfaction, lawyer efficiency, and pioneered the model for the future of legal services delivery.
Now, the time has come to scale. We’re taking Clearspire to the next level with a mission to empower not a law firm, but all law firms.
We are actively working to ready our class-leading Legal Services Delivery Platform for you! Stay tuned to these pages in the coming weeks and months for updates on our global deployment of The Next Revolution.
Welcome to Clearspire. Again.
Does anyone have more information about what happened, and what Clearspire is planning for the future?