Mark A. Cohen kicked off the Legal Geek North America Conference to a sold out crowd in Brooklyn, New York. Mark shared insights, challenges, and opportunities confronting the legal profession to 450 attendees from around the globe. READ MORE
Escalating demands on corporate legal consumers to “do more with less” have raised their expectations and performance bars to levels that even elite law firms cannot wholly satisfy. Leading corporate legal departments need much more than top-tier legal expertise, they need new business structures and digital transformation. This is where enterprise... read more →
In advance of his headline speaking slot at Legal Geek North America Conference, Mark Cohen talks with Legal Geek about the evolution of his public speaking skills and what it takes to land a speaker slot.
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Linguistic precision is a must-have in the legal toolbox. Words matter—especially to lawyers. Lengthy “definitions” sections are standard fare in lawyer-crafted contracts. Who but lawyers parse definite and indefinite articles or contest the meaning of the word “is?” Semantic gymnastics are exercised regularly by the legal profession. With all the... read more →
The Association of Corporate Counsel recently released the 2020 edition of its Chief Legal Officers Survey (CLO Survey). It is chock full of data that confirms the changing role of the Chief Legal officer, corporate legal departments, and, by extension, the entire legal supply chain. The Survey results are a... read more →
Atrium, the Silicon Valley tech company and law firm, is laying off the bulk of its law firm staff. Justin Kan, the tech company’s CEO and co-Founder, wrote that Atrium “will continue expanding outside of legal services as trusted startup advisors by building a professional services network dedicated to founders.”... read more →
The legal industry is principally focused on technology, new models, competition, reregulation, the sustainability of the traditional partnership model--issues that impact stakeholder livelihoods and career trajectories. Defending the rule of law is a less concrete, but seminal challenge the industry must focus on in 2020 and beyond. It is law’s... read more →
The Stones intoned, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.” That’s certainly true for the legal industry. Here’s my holiday wish list for its key stakeholders. 1. Law Schools: · Align with the marketplace · Cut cost · Prepare students for the profession/industry as it is, not as it was. This requires practice skills... read more →
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How can legal technology make legal services more relevant to consumers and what’s holding the legal sector back? We speak to Mark A. Cohen, CEO and Founder of Legal Mosaic, global thought leader on legal technology and regular contributor to Forbes. Read the full article
Axiom has been blazing new trails in the legal industry since its launch in 2000. What began as an upstart legal services provider coyly straddling the law firm/service company divide has become a trusted global provider to half of the Fortune 100 legal departments. Axiom was initially an enigma to... read more →
This is the age of the customer. The asymmetrical advantage that sellers long held over buyers is gone. Consumers have access to market information and choice that has transformed the buy-sell dynamic. Social media provides them with a reference source and a voice. The balance of power has shifted from... read more →
Transformation is a staple in legal industry articles, conferences and parlance. What is it, and what is the gauge for law’s progress? Short answer: transformation is an omnibus term to describe powerful macro socio-economic forces impacting all industries. Those same drivers—notably digital transformation—are reshaping the legal buy-sell dynamic. Legal delivery is being reimagined... read more →