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I highlight here findings from the 2019 Altman Weil CLO Survey on ALSP (alternative legal service providers), legal operations professionals, and knowledge management. See also my post on the 2018 survey, where I focused on these topics as well. The Chief Legal Officer Survey is one of the better legal market surveys. Altman Weil has run it since 2010, asking many of the same questions year to year, which provides better than usual longitudinal…
Law firms can win more cases and gain new business with proper use of data analytics. We now live in the age of data analytics so expect to keep hearing about this topic. I explain here what data analytics is, how its age arrived, and what that means for the legal market. [A version of this post originally appeared at Intapp’s blog, titled Drive better business decisions through data analytics. What is data analytics?…
A couple of months ago I posted Visual Intelligence (Part 1). I explained that in my new job as of January 2019 at LAC Group, I spend more time thinking about how to present visually the results of our competitive intelligence and business research services. And that I have focused on visual displays since my first job after college.  To get ideas for different approaches, I turned to limited crowdsourcing. I moderated a…
This is a call for and invitation to new voices to join the annual Knowledge & Innovation Summit, hosted by White & Case LLP on February 6, 2020. We seek legal innovation speakers. For over 15 years, knowledge management leaders of largest US, UK and Canadian law firms have gathered in a privately organized meeting to compare notes on current developments in KM, innovation, and the business of law. As many of our participants have…
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