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Building the Exponential Law Firm (Live #Lexpo17)

This is a live blog post of Building the Exponential Law Firm. Rohit Talwar, a futurist, 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 any typos or errors in my understanding. Th

Gaining the Benefits of Legal AI for In-House Counsel

How can in-house counsel gain the benefits of legal artificial intelligence (AI)? That is the question I answered on April 12, 2017 in a webinar for the Buying Legal Council, the trade organization for legal procurement. The slides are below; I present here a brief synopsis of my talk

Upping the Game in Large Law Firm Online Legal Services

In December 2016, Goodwin announced an expansion of its Founders Workbench online legal service for emerging companies via a partnership with Shoobx. I follow large law firm online legal services carefully, so wanted to learn more about this move. This year, I spoke with Goodwin partn

The Future of Contract Management

What is the future of contract management? I ask for two reasons. First, we have seen an explosion in software start-ups focused on various elements of drafting or managing contracts. And second, in the last month I saw demos of synergist.io and LawGeex. Synergist’s tag line is

Knowledge Management Priorities in Large Law Firms – 2017 Survey

I report here on a recent, privately conducted knowledge management survey of large law firms. Mary Abraham, Oz Benamram and I conduct this survey in preparation for a meeting of KM professionals in February. Learning about current KM priorities and interests inform our agenda. We sha

Is 2017 the Year of Legal Data Analytics? Jackson Lewis’ New Team

In this post, I interview Jackson Lewis Principal Eric J. Felsberg about a team of statisticians and data scientists he leads. (See the firm’s 22 November 2016 press release for additional detail.) Introduction I think 2017 is more likely to be the year of legal data analytics and dat

What Will be Hot in 2017?

Legal IT Today asked several commentators, including me, to answer three questions about 2017. The questions and my answers appear below. You can download the entire PDF issue here. See the end of this post for list of other commentators who answer the questions. Q: In your field of e

Legal Market on the March

The legal market has been on the march in the last few days, despite the the long US Thanksgiving weekend. I highlight here, in two related groups, a few news items of note… Law Firm Business Services Staffing May Be Up For Grabs The Lawyer magazine has a long and interesting re

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Legal – Why the Hype?

I’ve been thinking lately about why there is so much hype recently among lawyers and legal market commentators about artificial intelligence (AI). I was not ready to put hands to keyboard for a full explanation, so on Sunday I recorded a short video on Twitter stating my prelimi

Client Facing KM and AI: Opportunities and Challenges

Client facing KM (knowledge management) and AI (artificial intelligence) have been topics of conversation at conferences and in articles for years. I revisited this topic when in a recent presentation at the International Bar Association Annual meeting in Washington, DC. My slides are