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Legal innovation is pyrexial, the tempo fever is at fever pitch. Ron Friedmann provides evidence and explains why he thinks it’s happening. My views here will be tested and perhaps changed by the ILTACON 2019 conference workshop on 20 August 2019 in Orlando, FL. I will co-lead, with Cheryl Disch (Duane Morris) and Joshua Fireman (Fireman & Company), an interactive workshop focused on practical innovation and how organizations can better develop and vet ideas, and then move…
Legal innovation is pyrexial, the tempo fever is at fever pitch. Ron Friedmann provides evidence and explains why he thinks it’s happening. My views here will be tested and perhaps changed by the ILTACON 2019 conference workshop on 20 August 2019 in Orlando, FL. I will co-lead, with Cheryl Disch (Duane Morris) and Joshua Fireman (Fireman & Company), an interactive workshop focused on practical innovation and how organizations can better develop and vet ideas, and then move…
Introduction to Legal Geek Opening Sessions I’m at the Legal Geek North America conference in Brooklyn (on 25 June 2019). It brings together multiple players in legal technology and innovation for a day of rapid fire, 8 to 12 minute, TED-style talks, with a total of 50 speakers in one day. This is the “Making, Designing and Doing” session, starting at 1pm. There are eight (8) speakers. . As is my custom, I live blog…
Introduction to Legal Geek Opening Sessions I’m at the Legal Geek North America conference in Brooklyn (on 25 June 2019). It brings together multiple players in legal technology and innovation for a day of rapid fire, 8 to 12 minute, TED-style talks, with a total of 50 speakers in one day. This is the “Opening Sessions” session, starting at 9:30am. There are eight (8) speakers. . As is my custom, I live blog some conference…
Today’s Classic: Is BigLaw having its Kodak moment? asked Ron Friedmann reminds us of the conundrum with which many observers of the industry continue to wrestle. If the structural changes having a net adverse impact on BigLaw business model firms are real and intensifying, why is there not more evidence of angst amongst BigLaw leaders? Why are relatively few BigLaw firms not taking more determined action to address these forces? Is there widespread denial? Or…
I read a growing number of articles about data analytics and AI in the legal market. Few, however, provide as much detail of how systems work as I would like. Around the time I was ruing that fact, I exchanged tweets with Intapp about data analytics. That led to some private messages and, subsequently, a couple of phone calls to learn more about Intapp Pricing and Engagement DNA. I report here on what I learned…
Almost all players in the legal market talk about innovation. Law firms start incubators, clients demand innovation, and providers promote their innovative solutions. But just what is innovation, who’s doing it, and how do rank and file legal market workers handle it? [Jean O’Grady and I jointly prepared this post. She published a similar post to this earlier today. I will participate in innovation sessions at both ILTACon 2019 and American Association of Law Libraries
Lessons for Lawyers from a Low Cost Indian Hospital is an inspiring 👌 story contributed by regular Dialogue contributor Ron Friedmann . You may be surprised that a low cost hospital chain in India offers multiple lessons for lawyers. The World’s Cheapest Hospital Has to Get Even Cheaper (Business Week, 26 March 2019) explains how an already-low-cost operation can go even lower. That message may not be music to law firm partners’ ears, but it…
In the last couple of years, I have written blog posts questioning the hype around legal artificial intelligence (AI) and legal innovation? Has the time come to focus on legal technology hype? I think so. In this post, I share some dynamic Twitter exchanges from last week. I’ve not used this exact format before so am trying it out. For each of three Twitter threads, I will make some introductory comments and leave it to…
You may be surprised that a low cost hospital chain in India offers multiple lessons for lawyers. The World’s Cheapest Hospital Has to Get Even Cheaper (Business Week, 26 March 2019) explains how an already-low-cost operation can go even lower. That message may not be music to law firm partners’ ears, but it should sound melodious to clients. The article tells a great story. Dr. Devi Shetty, a masterful heart surgeon is the founder and…