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The Evolving Corporate Law Ecosystem

The corporate law ecosystem continues to evolve. Twenty years ago, it was just Big Law, a few boutiques, and law departments. Today, new players offer far more choice. I discuss here Crowd & Co, a recent Australian legal market entrant, as an illustration of the ecosystem evolutio

The Transformation of the Delivery of Law

This is a live blog post from HyperionGP Solution Accelerator Conference. This 2-day event brings “together Law Department operations managers with leading Industry Experts and [Enterprise Legal Management] ELM Solution Providers in a highly interactive forum focused on success

The Future of Law & Contracting (live from IACCM)

This is a live blog post from the International Association for Contracting & Commercial Professionals (IACCM) Americas Forum. [Please forgive any typos or misunderstandings in meaning.] This session is The Future of Law & Contracting (live from IACCM) with Mark Harris, Founde

The Bar Dithers, Rich Firms Get Richer, and NewLaw Grows

Each Friday, I publish Tweets of the Week. I pick them individually, not considering how they fit together. My picks today (below) tell a nice story, one that needs more than 140 characters… Toby Brown wrote this week in The Profession is Doomed that the bar is so hidebound (my

Disruption is Dead but Change Lives – What Big Law Needs to Do to Succeed

I will start the new year with thoughts about the future. I see continued evolution of the Big Law market. That evolution is nicely captured in the  Citi Private Bank – Hildebrandt Consulting LLC 2015 Client Advisory (PDF), which I summarize and comment on here. I especially lik

Business of Law Innovation – FT North America Awards

The Financial Times recently released its 2014 North America Innovative Lawyers. Five firms won the top business of law award (“Stand Out”): Seyfarth Shaw: “Developed SeyfarthLink, an online tool that enables better client-firm collaboration by improving flows of inf

Industrializing Law Practice at Radiant Law

I recently saw how Radiant Law, a UK law firm, is improving contract drafting speed, quality, and consistency. I start with background on Radiant, then consider ways to create value, discuss custom versus commercial software, describe Radiant’s custom-built software, and conclud

Legal Market and Large Law Firm Trends from TRI COO – CFO Conference

This is a live blog post from the Law Firm COO & CFO Forum by Thomson Reuters. The opening session is The Market Setting – Trends Driving New Approaches to Legal Practice, which covers large law firm trends and the legal market.. The presenters are James Jones, Senior Fellow

Legal Innovation on Continental Europe – Xenion Legal

Innovation in the continental European legal market has long seemed to lag relative to the UK, US, and Australia. I have puzzled if my perception was wrong or reflects an actual lag. A recent conversation with a European innovator suggests it is the latter. And I am glad to see this c

Big Law Changing or Being Disrupted?

The legal market has seen a running debate since the economic crash: is Big Law being disrupted?  My short answer is no, it’s only changing. It’s not the three conferences in February alone on this question that prompt me to write today.  Rather, it’s the appearance