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Legal innovation can thrive at smaller, more nimble shops

Regardless of size, firms and legal departments face similar challenges. However, the smaller you are, the more agile you can be. But according to the latest U.S. Small Law Firms survey, few are doing anything to address their challenges with modern day tactics. It does not have to be that way, a small investment in people, process and technology can yield handsome results.

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How to Implement Change in a Sea of Resistance

For legal innovation to be embraced, lawyers need to have the "will' to change and be provided with the "way" to do it.  Both are necessary for successful change management and innovation. However, depending on which one is lacking, the interventions needed to help a client who is struggling with change management are different.

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The Importance of a Robust Document Managment System

A Document Management System (DMS) is an enterprise level software that controls and organizes documents throughout an organization. There are many of these systems on the market. We will not address the selection process here; rather, I want to focus on the importance of having one in place that it’s being used to its fullest.

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The Technically Competent Lawyer

Competent legal representation requires the knowledge, skill, thoroughness, and preparation reasonably necessary to act on your clients’ behalf. Technical competence and skills are a must. Ethically and practically speaking. In this article, we will address two places where lawyers must adopt new technologies in order to competently perform their duties.

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Agile Methodology for Law

While Agile innovation is not new, its incorporation into legal is just starting to break ground. By now, most firms and legal departments have (or should have!) legal project managers to handle client's projects, budgets, schedules and deliverables. Most clients are (or should be!) demanding this level of service. But Agile brings a fresh approach at LPM. It provides quick and nimble techniques to pivot when requirements and specifications demand it. This is significant because, as lawyers, we like to think each of our projects is a snowflake, wonderfully unique. Putting aside all arguments to the contrary, Agile fits that mentality perfectly. Let's explore the concept of Agile and how it can be used to make legal processes more effective and efficient.

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Tackling the Diversity and Inclusion challenge with Lean Six Sigma

Research shows that diversity is strongly correlated with both profitability and value creation. Earlier this year, more than 170 general counsel and chief legal officers signed an open letter to big law firms expressing their disappointment that “many law firms continue to promote partner classes that in no way reflect the demographic composition of entering associate classes.” The letter says their companies will prioritize their legal spend on those firms that commit to diversity and inclusion. The call to action is clear, "improve diversity or lose our business." We present a different approach to solve this challenge, tailored to you.

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Legal Process Improvement through Lean: Bringing the best of business to the world of law

In this article, we will examine: 1) the concept of Lean; 2) the business case for using Lean in the practice of law; and, 3) examples of where to use Lean in the practice of law.

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Ten things to know before buying legal technology 

Buying technology is one of the most important transactions for the future of your business. Here’s how to do your due diligence.

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Ignore technology competence and risk legal and ethical fallout

Today’s lawyers need to know more than the law. Ethical rules may require you to know technology, too.

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IT law for businesses: The basics

From “IT law for businesses: The legal risks every CEO should know”
An overview for industry leaders of the challenges and pitfalls of e-discovery from beginning to end of the litigation cycle.

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IT law for businesses: The path

From “IT law for businesses: The legal risks every CEO should know”
How—and when—to handle the all-important meet and confer about ESI and e-discovery.

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IT law for businesses: The details

From “IT law for businesses: The legal risks every CEO should know”
A deep dive into the nuts and bolts of data management.

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IT law for businesses: FAQs

From “IT law for businesses: The legal risks every CEO should know”
Answering the questions our clients ask most, including, “What document review platform should I pick” and “Is AI the answer to all our problems?”

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