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 three decades I have worked with lawyers, law firms, law departments, and legal market providers to improve law practice efficiency and law organization business operations. As of August 2020, I am a full-time analyst at Gartner.
Thought Leadership. My articles and presentations cover topics such as large law firm business models, legal technology, knowledge management (KM), alternative legal service providers (ALSP and formerly known as legal process outsourcing (LPO)), legal project management (LPM), competitive intelligence, law firm libraries, visualization of legal insight and data, business process outsourcing (BPO), e-discovery (EDD), and artificial intelligence. My blog, Strategic Legal Technology, started in 2003, covers similar topics. My blog was honored in the November 2017 ABA Journal list, Web 100: Best law blogs and by inclusion in its 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.)
DoLessLaw. In 2013, I started developing the theme of “Do Less Law” (#DoLessLaw, live link to Tweets with this hashtag). My hypothesis is that the best way to control legal spend and create better value for clients is simply to do less. That means prevention, better risk-adjusted scoping, appropriate delegation to the lowest cost labor possible, and improving practice efficiency. You can see my six-minutes ReInvent Law talk of February 2014 here. Or read DoLessLaw blog posts.
Latest Blog Posts
Large Law Firm Trends in 2020 – Part 2 (Efficiency + Value)
Large law firms have faced growing pressure since 2010 to deliver more value to clients, creating pressure for efficiency and lower rates. The 2020 Law Firms in Transition Survey (June…
The Need for a Data Platform to Improve Law Firm Business + Practice
A Briefing written for Foundation Software Group I have long been a fan of Foundation Software Group. I remember seeing their platform with a consulting colleague the first time in…