Remaking News of the Week: 4 BIG Legal Tech themes in 2019

Remaking News of the Week: 4 BIG Legal Tech themes in 2019 is a long – and very worthwhile – piece published in Artifical Lawyer on 2 August. It’s tech journalism at its best; I commend readers to invest the time to study 4 BIG Legal Tech themes in 2019 and, as always, form your own views. Please do share your comments.

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Remaking News of the Week: Legal Innovators Conference

Dialogue contributor Richard Tromans features his major 11 October 2019 London conference in Remaking News of the Week: Legal Innovators Conference.

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The ‘Modern Law Firm’ – A Fresh Perspective

The ‘Modern Law Firm’ – A Fresh Perspective is based on my recent conversation with Alastair Morrison, a Pinsent Masons with a penchant for client-centric legal services innovation.

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The real value of innovation is not shiny objects

The real value of innovation is not shiny objects stems from a dinner conversation that Toronto-based Jason Moyse enjoyed. Jason writes “I was recently at a dinner with some colleagues and the discussion turned to outside interests and passions. Some were into outdoor activities; others loved watches and fashion. When asked what makes my heart sing, I said legal innovation. Notwithstanding the collective eye-roll of my fellow diners, it came from an authentic place. I love innovation and the incredible pace of change happening across all aspects of the economy, and obviously I have a particular interest in the legal services industry.

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BigLaw, MVPs and all that

Classic business rule: develop the product then unleash it on customers. Modern business rule: find the skinniest expression of your product, unleash it on your customers, then lever up. Startup thinking has invaded the traditional business model.

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Design thinking is essential for effective solutions

Design thinking is essential for effective solutions is Patrick (Pat) Lamb’s first post on Dialogue. In the last 20+ years we have witnessed Pat’s NewLaw journey, most recently integrating his law firm into Elevate.

Coyle began his response by reversing the question to “how is design thinking related to innovation?” I thought that was insightful, but my appreciation for his answer ended there. Coyle defined design thinking as “a process and a mindset used to solve complex problems in unique and innovative ways.” In other words, uniqueness and innovation are inherent attributes of design thinking. I see design thinking a bit differently.

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