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Quoth the RAVN: How iManage’s RAVN Acquisition Will Affect the Legal Market

[My business partner Joshua Fireman of Fireman & Company co-authored this blog post. It was first published by the International Association of Legal Technology (ILTA) at the ILTA KM blog and the ILTA corporate blog, both on 25 May 2017.] The document management, search and AI spa

The Future of Legal Services in the Global Age of More for Less (Live #Lexpo17)

This is a live blog post of The Future of Legal Services in the Global Age of More for Less. Professor David B. Wilkins (Harvard) is the presenter. I am posting live from Lexpo 2017, a legal innovation event in Amsterdam on May 8-9, 2017. I post as a session ends, so please forgive an

LXBN Interviews Me re Lexpo + Legal Tech: On Innovation, Passion, Challenges, and Accomplishments

I give a keynote talk next week in Amsterdam at the Lexpo Legal Innovation event in Amsterdam (agenda, speakers.). In connection with it, The LexBlog Network (LXNB) interviewed me: Fireman & Company Partner Ron Friedmann Talks Lexpo and Legal Tech. Mellina White-Cusack conducted t

Interview: Elevator Pitch, Blogging, and Legal Tech (#LegalTechLives)

I was recently interviewed about my elevator pitch, blogging, and the future of legal tech for the ROSS Intelligence blog by Kathleen Killin (#LegalTechLives with Ron Friedmann, Consultant at Fireman & Company + Principal of Prism Law).  I reproduce it here. #LegalTechLives with R

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