Welcome to Dialogue

Dialogue provides a forum for those invested in BigLaw firms to add their voices to the remaking conversation.

We encourage lawyers and others with a stake in the profession: clients, partners, and leaders of BigLaw firms, NewLaw participants, academics, law students, analysts, commentators, and others to join in.

There are no right or wrong views, diversity and differences are crucial to imagining the future.

Readers are invited to contribute their posts (subject to curation) and comments.

Contact me at george.beaton@beatonglobal.com or call me +61 418 325 351.

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Strategies for uncertain times

With Strategies for uncertain timesHeather Suttie makes a positive contribution in the gloomy, global environment from which no legal services provider will be shielded.

 It’s said that wars are won by strategy and battles are won by tactics. If that’s the case, then uncertainty around upcoming international political events—Canada’s federal election, Brexit, the 2020 U.S. election and forecasts for a financially-soft 2020 worldwide—may be among the factors that spur discontented clients to force change upon traditional law firms or leave them high and dry.

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The remarkable Andrés Jara

The remarkable Andrés Jara is a short story emanating from my recent encounter with Andrés. Within 10 minutes of meeting Andrés Jara when he came to say hello in our Melbourne office, I knew I was privileged to be talking with a remarkable legal services pioneer, a visionary and a ‘doer’. Andrés describes himself as a ‘lawyer, entrepreneur, father and husband’. I’d add ‘global leader’.

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More for less is more than a slogan

Mark Cohen’s More for less is much more than a slogan explores one of several economic opportunities and cultural challenges facing BigLaw business model firms.

Business is about doing more with less. This is its mantra since the global financial crisis. Tech-enabled, data and process-driven upstarts have unseated a pan-industry array of incumbents and ushered in the digital age. Optimization of customer access, satisfaction, and value are common denominators among the disruptors.

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Leading thoughts curated by Stephen J. McGarry

Leading thoughts curated by Stephen J. McGarry brings Stephen’s 2019 Leaders in Legal Business to the attention of Dialogue subscribers. The 250 page flipbook is written by 40 leading authors under six main themes, making this a handy, up-to-date and accessible compendium.

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Lawyers’ three mindsets for success in the technology age

I am delighted that Brian Tang has joined our merry band of contributors to Dialogue. Lawyers’ three mindsets for success in the technology age is his inaugural post.

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Remaking News of the Week: Jae Um on the state of play in legal innovation

Remaking News of the Week: Jae Um on the state of play in legal innovation features a recent piece in her fabulous analytical style posted on Bill Henderson’s Legal Evolution blog. (1)    

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Remaking News of the Week: The remarkable Andres Jara

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