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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.

ABA_blawg_100_2016Thought 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. Blawg 100 Hall of Fame 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.

Follow Me on Twitter.  @ronfriedmannYou can also follow me on Twitterwhere I Tweet a curated legal news and commentary on legal business and updates on interesting legal technology. (@ronfriedmann).

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2022 Predictions – The Market View: Part 1
@ArtificialLawya assembles 14 views of #LegalTech
https://www.artificiallawyer.com/2021/12/07/2022-predictions-the-market-view-part-1/
Visionary, big wishes, high hopes, some change, jaded… all there
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If we average it out, continued incremental change?

'What's Holding Law Firms Back From Innovation?'
ALM https://www.law.com/2021/12/06/whats-holding-law-firms-back-from-innovation/
IMO the data here are about perception
IME the level of #BigLaw innovation is way up in last 5 yrs with a lot not reported in media / blogs
But uptake remains spotty, as does client demand for it

'With salaries up to $1 million, law firm marketing pros finally get some respect'
@JgreeneJenna https://www.reuters.com/legal/legalindustry/with-salaries-up-1-million-law-firm-marketing-pros-finally-get-some-respect-2021-12-06/
With discussion of CMO impact, which partially answers my Q: do firms enable CMO to deliver full value?