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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 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.

Fireman & CompanyIf You Need Consulting…  If you need assistance to improve law practice efficiency or law firm business operations, I am a consultant with Fireman & Company (or contact me directly).

ABA_blawg_100_2016Thought 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. Blawg 100 Hall of Fame 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.  @ronfriedmannYou can also follow me on Twitterwhere 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).

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Alt legal staffing in the UK via @TheLawyermag
https://t.co/4i8lCsMEqB
Headcount + revenue bigger than I expected
Inclues PeerPoint (A&O), @Exigent_Group , @ObeliskSupport, PWC
PeerPoint largest law firm op: £25m
Obelisk has 1500 L roster
PWC 1000

.@gavelytics Partners with @CourtCallLLC to Drive Analytics into the Small Firm Market While Expanding Nationwide
@jogdc https://t.co/d2E8agFDR4
Legal data analytics more readily available to small law firms
With good historical perspective on adoption challenges

45 Legal Practice Fields that Didn’t Exist 5 Years Ago (or Even Yesterday)
@jbruhl https://t.co/VnYlKKqGxY
Nice list
Question - What will have more impact on law firms: these + other new practices or advances in #legaltech?