The Change Management Roadmap for your Firm
Lawyers are known for their resistance to change and innovation, but law practice will continue to evolve. Emerging technologies and a new generation of lawyers will shape the legal market. For a smooth change at your firm, it is essential to understand some of its processes.
Where did your digital transformation go wrong?
Often, digital transformation initiatives are placed in the hands of the office of the CIO and therefore are heavily focused on technology. Invariably, this has led to a high dissatisfaction rate and a lot of finger-pointing, usually at the software vendors. However, the real issue facing companies who want to implement the latest AI, RPA, and BPM technology is that they don’t involve their people and processes before adopting new technology.
Optimizing Legal Processes through workflow automation
BPM technology fits squarely within Lean's philosophy. By increasing flow and eliminating the many waste components present in legal processes, you can create efficiencies and add value. Recording
In the following Podcast we are talking about how Intelligent Business Process Management and Workflow Automation platforms help you automate repetitive and tedious processes saving you time and money.
Systems Set-Up for a ‘Lean’ Law Firm
Today Lourdes speaks with Davina Frederick founder and host of Wealthy Woman Lawyer® Podcast. Listening
Among the topics in this podcast you can find:
• Setting up processes to improve efficiency, increase caseloads and drive profits
• Intro to Lean Six Sigma and Agile systems thinking and tools
• Necessity of maximizing systems and technology regardless of size of firm
• How systems can help attorneys meet ethical obligations to offer the best representation
• Overcoming resistance to technology and systems
NewLaw in a New Era
What is NewLaw? And why is this a new era for the legal industry?
A conversation about NewLaw in a new era between two legal innovator veterans, John Tredennick and Lourdes Fuentes Slater.
Dear General Counsel: The Tech Tipping Point is Now
Why are we at the Tipping Point of Legal Tech Innovation? How do we achieve a sustainable and successful digital transformation in the legal industry?Read more
The pandemic has pushed us into thinking about technology and digital transformation, whether we like it or not. To not embrace our reality or fail to execute our digital strategy is an existential threat. If you want your tech acquisitions to be successful and not an experiment in futility, here are the keys for a sustainable and successful digital transformation.
The Legal Risks Of Bias In Artificial Intelligence
By Brigadier General Patrick Huston and Lourdes Slater, as published in Law360. What is bias in artificial intelligence? What are the risks? What is ethical AI? Read this article to find out more. The good news is that the Pentagon and other corporations, developers, and regulatory bodies are working on establishing AI principles and parameters. There is no better time than now to establish robust processes and develop ethical AI.Read more
El Final de la Abogacía como Oficio Artesanal
In this article, which translates to "The end of lawyering as a craft," a fellow Lean evangelist, Ignacio Escobar Quintana, exposes how in law, like it has happened in other industries, there is a move towards business efficiencies and automation viewed through the lens of tried and tested methodologies, like Lean and Agile. There is a great deal that can be accomplished by training our lawyers in these tools. Now more than ever, delivering value, reducing waste, and increasing flow has to be the name of the game.
The why and the how of legal innovation
"Why are we even talking about this? The biggest law firms are still crushing it, and - let us be honest- "the clients" are not demanding much change, if any.” In this article, we will address the why and the how to approach this new year, and the beginning of a new decade, with a strategy for innovation of legal services delivery.
Top 10 Things I do not want to hear in 2020
A quick summary of the 10 things we had been dealing with for more than a decade and that I wish it changes starting this new decade 2020
What is a Legal Hackathon?
The Oxford dictionary defines it as "an event at which a large number of people work together developing computer programs, usually over several days."
What is legal innovation? What are basic legal technology initiatives? And, importantly, WHY should you innovate?
All law firms and legal departments today should have these basic technologies: a document management system, e-billing, performance metrics software and analytics, knowledge management and matter management. Without these, at best you are not operating efficiently; at worst, you are not complying with your professional and ethical obligations.
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.
How do you motivate lawyers to change and embrace legal technology? How do you improve a lawyers' Adaptability Quotient?
For lawyers to embrace change and use legal technology to its fullest there must be a change in ethos. A culture change. 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.