Improving Law Practice Efficiency + Law Firm Business Operations
About Ron Friedmann. Prism Legal is Ron Friedmann‘s professional web site. I am a non-practicing lawyer at the intersection of law practice, business management, technology, and alternative legal services delivery. For almost three decades I have worked with lawyers, law firms, law departments, and legal market providers to improve law practice efficiency and law firm business operations.
Thought Leadership. My articles and presentations cover topics such as large law firm business models, legal project management (LPM), legal process outsourcing (LPO), business process outsourcing (BPO), legal technology, knowledge management (KM), e-discovery (EDD), and artificial intelligence. My blog, Strategic Legal Technology, covers similar topics. My blog was honored in the November 2017 ABA Journal list, Web 100: Best law blogs. I have received this honor in prior years as well. Also in November 2017, the ABA Journal, honored my blog by including it in the Blawg 100 Hall of Fame. (“Since 2012, the ABA Journal has maintained the Blawg 100 Hall of Fame to note consistently outstanding law blogs. The list of best blogs has grown to 55, with five new additions for 2017.)
Speaking. If you are looking for a speaker, I’ve spoken to many different legal audiences, from partnership retreats to conferences large and small.
DoLessLaw. In 2013, I started developing the theme of “Do Less Law” (#DoLessLaw). My hypothesis is that the best way to control legal spend and create better value for clients is simply to do less. By that, I mean prevention, better risk-adjusted scoping, and a focus on improving practice efficiency. You can see my six-minutes ReInvent Law talk of February 2014 here.
Follow Me on Twitter. You can also follow me on Twitter, where I Tweet a regular stream of curated legal news and commentary and updates on interesting technology (since about 2015, I have been particularly interested in AI, blockchain, and smart contracts). (@ronfriedmann).
Latest Blog Posts
Can Law Firms Gain a Sustainable Advantage with AI?
The article Investing in AI? Strategy Principles Say Go Lightly and Later by Hugh Simons in the American Lawyer (18 May 2018) argues that law firms cannot gain a sustainable competitive advantage by…
A Multidisciplinary Future to Solve Legal Problems
Legal IT Today (#21, March 2018 – pdf) recently posed a question: “Today the table is full of partners and associates and select others. When AI ‘arrives’ at a law firm,…