Why everyone should read Legal Upheaval

Today’s headline on Dialogue, Why everyone should read Legal Upheaval, is a rhetorical statement emphasising my message and challenging readers to take action.

Michele DeStefano wrote Legal Upheaval: A Guide to Creativity, Collaboration and Innovation in Law to inspire practising lawyers to innovate, irrespective of how comfortable and successful they feel. In this she succeeds admirably. Here’s why…  

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Innovation and operations in legal services

Catherine’s contribution on Innovation and operations in legal services deserves wide readership because of its focus on collaboration and co-creation and reporting on the SOLID conference last month. 

Innovation in legal services is a team sport in an ever-growing league, with a terrific roster of players, coaches, owners, scouts, and commentators. Yet we don’t compete; we share and collaborate. The Cowen Group’s Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption (SOLID) has become an energetic gathering for counsel to stay at the top of their game.

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Remaking News of the Week: Bill Henderson on Microsoft and Innovation

In July 2017 David Howard, a senior Microsoft general counsel announced “Microsoft’s New Strategic Partner Program.

In an important post on Legal Evolution last month, Bill Henderson,  Professor of Law at Indiana University Maurer School of Law, explains the rationale, mechanics and high hopes for this initiative.

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Legally Innovative is refreshingly different

Legally Innovative by Anna Lozynski is a refreshingly different and practical exhortation to ‘get with’ innovation for lawyers of all stripes everywhere.

The Foreword by Scott A. Westfahl of Harvard Law School appropriately invokes Martin Luther’s 1521 exhortation to ‘sin boldly’, setting the scene for a scintillating read.

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Law firm innovation takes more than talk

In Law firm innovation takes more than talk, Ron Friedmann writes the legal market remains abuzz with innovation talk and articles, but absent from that discussion is assessing the impact of innovation. I explain here the innovation buzz and assess its current state and impact.

Assessing it turns out to be hard, so I include a case study of Ogletree Deakins to illustrate one innovation approach.

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The golden age of the legal entrepreneur

In The golden age of the legal entrepreneur, Mark Cohen explores why this age is now upon us and why it matters to society first and foremost and, not least to today’s lawyers.

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