Remaking the legal services ecosystem

Remaking the legal services ecosystem is by Jason Moyse, one of our regular contributors. I am pleased to advise that is addition to sharing his informed and insightful perspectives, Jason is also one of the 20 globally-sourced interviewees on the The College of Law’s Master of Legal Business, an innovative program for all professionals working in all parts of the legal services supply chain (1).

As much as talk in legal and broader commerce overall these days centres on David v. Goliath or even the clash of the titans (think BigLaw), there’s a very faulty set of assumptions around this type of thinking. Taking the view that it’s us versus them unduly limits the possibilities not just for better delivery of current services but also the creation of new forms of value in the best interests of the ultimate client. An ecosystem approach with some level of coordination among many contributors provides the best and most interesting outcomes. It’s also a key driver of innovation.

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‘Legal Services’ are whatever buyers need to solve business challenges

In ‘Legal Services’ are whatever buyers need to solve business challenges Mark Cohen points out that legacy definitions what constitutes a ‘legal service’, who the client is, and who provides the service constrain our thinking and retard innovation by those invested in traditional paradigms. It’s in the interests of the whole ecosystem that we all revise old thinking (including words and symbols) and adopt new ways to meet the challenges of better, faster, cheaper service to clients and access to justice.

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Fundamental Technologies Shaping Legal Services

Fundamental Technologies Shaping Legal Services is a fully-online subject in the ground-breaking Master in Legal Business offered by the College of Law in Australia.

Early enrolments have come from Tel Aviv, London, Cape Town, Glasgow, Auckland and all parts of Australia, reflecting the global appeal of the subject and the online delivery platform.

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Ron Friedmann critiques report on Alternative Legal Service Providers

Hard on the heels of Heather Suttie’s No Alternatives Anymore post on Dialogue, Ron Friedmann critiques the recent Georgetown report on Alternative Legal Service Providers 2019.

Perhaps influenced by the subtitle, “Fast Growth, Expanding Use and Increasing Opportunity”, the many articles covering it suggested the findings portend trouble for law firms. I read the report differently.

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No ‘Alternatives’ Anymore

These days reference to ‘alphabet soup’ is frequent when speaking and writing about legal services. I recently heard Richard Susskind rattle off 20 different acronyms and names for the many and varied forms of legal services provider, which in my Remaking Law Firms book I called a ‘kaleidoscope’. In today’s post our regular contributor Heather Suttie calls for abandoning the term ‘alternative legal service provider’ (ALSP). I heartily concur. Read what Heather says and decide for yourself.

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Ron Friedmann’s highlights from the Altman Weil CLO 2018 survey

This post covers regular contributor Ron Friedmann’s highlights of the annual Altman Weil CLO Survey.

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