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Best of my 2016 Posts Now in an eBook by Legal Business World

My friends at Legal Business World, a Dutch global publisher, offered to publish an eBook of the best of my 2016 blog posts. Working with them I have assembled about 20 blog posts in three categories: Changes in Law Firm Service Delivery and Who Does the Work Legal Technology Other Le

Should We Settle for Incremental Change in Big Law?

Mainstream media regularly reports on big changes in many markets. Two juxtaposed articles on the front page (below) of the Business & Tech section of the Wall Street Journal (21 April 2016) got me thinking about change in Big Law.   The top-most article, “Market Shifts

Top Three Legal Tech Trends in 2015

Earlier this year, Aderant, via its Think Tank, asked several legal market experts “What are the top legal technology trends so far in 2015?”. Aderant published its synthesis of the answers here on 24 July 2015. The detailed answers of each expert about legal tech appear here (see end

Are Lawyers Getting Dumber? Bloomberg Asks

It’s rare that the legal market makes the cover of Business Week. The current print issue (24-30 August 2015) cover story asks “Are Lawyers Getting Dumber?” The article describes the dust-up between lesser-ranked law schools and the National Conference of Bar Examine

Do Large Law Firms Work Differently from Each Other?

I wonder if lawyers at large law firms practice differently. With all the discussions about strategy and competitive differentiation, I rarely read about how lawyers do their work. And I believe this matters more than the market thinks. What do I mean by how lawyers work? Examples inc

What Big Law Can Learn from Alphabet

Google’s restructuring leads the business news this week. The company created a parent company, Alphabet, under which Google Inc. will be the biggest operating unit. Other units will house Nest, life sciences, robotics, and other Google businesses. As the New York Times suggests

An eDiscovery Conversation with The Hon. Judge Shira A. Scheindlin (Live Post)

This is a live post from the Bloomberg Big Law Summit. Please excuse any typos or errors in how I capture proceedings. Session Description Closing Keynote:  A Conversation with The Hon. Judge Shira A. Scheindlin, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York Inter

Driving Efficiencies in the Law Practice (Live Post)

This is a live post from the Bloomberg Big Law Summit. Please excuse any typos or errors in how I capture proceedings. Session Description 1:30 pm  Panel Session:   Driving Efficiencies in the Law Practice Advances in process management and technology – and a changing mindset around o

Innovation – New Models for Differentiation in Legal (Live Post)

This is a live post from the Bloomberg Big Law Summit. Please excuse any typos or errors in how I capture proceedings. Session Description 11:15 am Panel Session:   Innovation – New Models for Differentiation Pricing pressure and competition are forcing law firms to question every asp

The New Law Firm Competitors: In-House Counsel (Live Post)

This is a live post from the Bloomberg Big Law Summit. Please excuse any typos or errors in how I capture proceedings. Session Description 9:45 am  Panel Session:  The New Law Firm Competitor:  In-House Counsel GCs from Fortune 100 companies share a candid discussion on how in-house l