Oct 11

Big Money Is Betting On Legal Industry Transformation

If “Money makes the world go ‘round,” then the legal world is spinning as never before. Law has been big business for decades, but only recently has significant venture capital, private equity, and entrepreneur money been pumped into the legal sector. Last year saw an eye-popping 718% increase in legal industry investment,... read more →
Sep 30
Sep 30
Aug 26

Are Law Firms Sustainable? It’s The Model That Matters

Law firm sustainability—and more specifically, the future of the partnership model-- is a hotly debated topic. Some pundits suggest partnership firms are dinosaurs on the brink of extinction. They point to a Darwinian marketplace with peripatetic rainmakers; migration of work in-house and to other provider sources; competition from the Big Four and other formidable... read more →
Aug 12

What Does “More With Less” Mean For The Legal Industry?

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. Law is about... read more →
Jul 29

The Legal Industry is Starting to Collaborate—Why Now and Why It Matters

Collaboration is a fiber of the digital age business fabric. In a global marketplace climate where boundaries separating geographies and industries are melting like glaciers and technological advances are enabling new delivery models to transcend traditional divides, collaboration is essential for competitiveness. Organizations that collaborate internally, with others in the supply chain,... read more →
Jul 15

Law Schools’ Lost Opportunity

Law schools have ceded an opportunity to shore up their balance sheets and to do right by grads, the legal industry, and the broader society. How? They have failed to transition from three-year degree stopovers to learning centers for life that upskill grads and other professionals throughout their careers. This would have... read more →
Jul 09
Jul 09
Jun 27

Why Is Law So Slow To Use Data?

“Data is the oil of the digital era,” proclaims a 2017 Economist article. Big business—especially tech giants like Alphabet (Google’s parent), Amazon, Facebook, and Apple among others—are mining data like Standard Oil processed petroleum a century before. Why is the legal industry still running on gut and instinct while the businesses it... read more →