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by Rick Junnier, CCO, Legal Gateway With so many tools entering the legal space, it’s hard to know where to start. Business self-service? E Signature? Matter management? Document automation? Workflows? Storage? Having helped over a 100 in-house legal teams successfully realise the power of technology, we’ve found the following framework helpful: Start with the things that you have the most influence over (but may not have the highest ROI) and build organisational demand over time.…
by Andrew Mellett, CEO, Legal Gateway How our biases are holding us back. One of the greatest paradoxes we encounter in our careers is that our greatest strength often becomes our greatest weakness. One of my colleague’s calls it ‘a strength overdone’. Our biases develop in the formative years of our careers. They are often optimised for a different level, in a different organisation, and a different era. They creep up on us until one…
by Andrew Mellett, CEO, Legal Gateway Like many professions, lawyers have the long held the belief that clients receive the most value when they can see the ‘whites of your eyes’. This belief might not be a problem if the world we operate in wasn’t changing so rapidly. As the velocity of the competitive threats increases, CEOs recognise the key is to have an organisational design that is more nimble, flexible and efficient. To achieve…
Legal Automation is one of the most talked about tech topics… but what exactly is it? What is Legal Automation? Legal Automation is a category of software that allows companies to streamline, automate, manage and measure legal tasks. As legal functions wake up to the fact that they have fallen behind their functional peers in the adoption of technology, they are anxious to catch up. But the tide is turning, legal functions will increase their…
by Andrew Mellett, CEO, Legal Gateway A simplistic view on cost accounting is causing General Counsel to misallocate resources. When my father started his career in the early 60s conventional wisdom suggested competitive advantage was generated through a business’s ability to ‘own, manage, and directly control its’ assets’. Back then businesses employed chefs for the company cafeteria, maintenance men to maintain their buildings, printers, cleaners, security; practically anything a business might need. When everyone woke…
‘People overestimate the impact of AI in the short term, and underestimate the impact of AI in the long term’ ‘People overestimate the impact of AI in the short term, and underestimate the impact of AI in the long term’. – Richard Susskind Everybody’s talking about it. Every week there is another law firm announcement of an ‘A.I. breakthrough’. And no one wants to be left behind.  Yet the truth, for the most part, is…
On average Legal functions spend 65% of their time on contracts, and 68% forecast contract volumes will continue to increase. On average Legal functions spend 65% of their time on contracts, and 68% forecast contract volumes will continue to increase. Yet after execution, they become a ticking time bomb hidden in a desk drawer. On average Legal functions spend 65% of their time on contracts, and 68% forecast contract volumes will continue to increase. Yet…
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Faster, better and more cost effective legal support delivered through automation and self service. Legal Gateway, the world’s first legal operating system, is a cloud-based platform that reduces organisational risk by improving access to more comprehensive and scalable legal support. Lawyers, business users and executives alike rely on Legal Gateway to increase productivity, improve visibility and streamline workflows. Watch video Today’s CEOs are trying to keep up with an ever-accelerating competitive landscape, one that demands…
“Back when the in-house legal function was first taking shape, in the mid-90s, CFO’s recognised it was time to change the finance function” “As CEOs plan their strategies to take advantage of transformational shifts,” the consultancy PWC suggested in their annual survey of CEOs “they are also assessing their current capabilities – and finding that everything is fair game for reinvention.” This is not a new trend. Back when the in-house legal function was first…