David Curle is Legal Content and Research Lead at Kira Systems. He came to Kira from Thomson Reuters, where he provided research and content about legal technology and innovation for the Legal Executive Institute. Prior to Thomson Reuters he led coverage of the global legal information market for the research and analysis firm Outsell, Inc. David writes frequently for legal and legal tech publications and is a regular speaker at legal industry events. David has a JD from the University of Minnesota Law School, and a BA in History from Lawrence University.
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