Law Firms are Inefficiency Factories, Automation is the Cure

Richard Tromans writes “There may be a more indirect way of saying this, but perhaps it is better to simply say it like it is: law firms are inefficiency factories and automation is the cure“. Styling himself as a legal industrialist, Richard is an agent provocateur in the best sense of the term – legal services need more Richards who are willing to speak out. Bravo!

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Barriers to tech adoption in BigLaw

 

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Legal transformation requires (a lot) more than tech

Mark Cohen contributes Legal transformation requires (a lot) more than tech, adding to Ken Grady‘s recent contributions. I admit to exercising editorial prerogative and adding (a lot) to Mark’s title. I did so based on research my consultancy released earlier this month: Client-led innovation in legal services. One stunning statistic from the report justified (a lot): When clients are asked what comes first to mind when thinking about innovation and legal services, only 15% answer ‘technology’.

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Classic: Technology and the future of the law

Technology and the future of the law is published as a Classic on The Dialogue on Remaking Law Firms in early March to coincide with our 2018 Client Choice Awards. You may know that Neota Logic is the sponsor of the Law Firms category in the Awards.

I’ve designated Technology and the future of the law a Classic because Michael’s message and argument are so true as the passage of time is proving – and yet the evidence is that the large majority (perhaps as much as 85%, in Bill Henderson’s rendition of the innovation of diffusion curve below) of law firms are not listening.   

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Innovating with technology: Advice from vendor CEOs

With Innovating with technology: Advice from vendor CEOs, Catherine J. Moynihan examines the vendors’ perspective, which is too-often neglected in supply chains. This is all the more reason to listen to Catherine’s outstanding view of law departments and BigLaw firms innovating with technology from the insider-outsiders’ angle

Catherine writes for The Dialogue in this re-post from Inside Voice, a new Association of Corporate Counsel column featuring articles authored by the leaders of the ACC’s  legal management services department. The objective of the  Inside Voice column is to reveal insight on the pressing trends affecting in-house legal practice and corporate legal departments across the globe.

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Predicting the future of legal services

The reflections on Predicting the future of legal services contain three parts. 

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