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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

Filling the Gaps that Legal Complexity Causes – An Example

A big challenge in law is that rules vary significantly across jurisdictions. All practices – litigation, transactions, regulatory, and counselling – face this problem. That means even highly experienced lawyers often need help outside their home jurisdiction. If countries, states, pr

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

Can Big Law Learn from Hotel Room Design + Airline Pricing?

Sometimes a blog post just cries to be written. Tonight I read hardcopy of the Wall Street Journal. Side by side articles on page 1 of Personal Journal struck me as offering – with a little imagination – lessons for law firms. Secrets to Creating a Better Hotel Room explai

Contracts as Code: Q&A with Ethereum on the Future of Contracting

Introduction I have long thought about applying technology to improve contract creation and management. My first blog post on the topic dates from 2004 (see my contract management posts here.) Recently, I have read several articles about how blockchain technology – which underlies Bit

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

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

Critical Issues in Relationship between Lawyers and Clients – Live from Bloomberg Big Law Summit

This is a live post from the Bloomberg Big Law Summit. Please excuse any typos or errors in how I capture proceedings. Session Description 9:10 am  Keynote Address:  Ann R. Klee, VP Global Operations – Environment, Health & Safety, General Electric Company   A maven of the c

Law Firm Fusion, Unicorns, and Ads

Mainstream news often holds hidden lessons for law firms. Three articles on Monday about fusion, unicorns, and ads make me think about Big Law. “Fusion” (Mergers) With Fusion of Insurers, Questions for Patients (New York Times) reports on the potential impact of health ins