Legal Tech: How to Manage Change & Adoption

Craig ConteAs you may have noticed, “legal tech,” contract lifecycle management platforms, automation, and AI are frequent topics of conversation at industry conferences and networking events, and a common theme in industry blogs. Unsurprisingly, everyone is attracted to the new, shiny toys that aim to transform an industry or business. But what about the (often less exciting) topic of how to get a team to adopt these technologies? It’s no secret that every team faces challenges when it comes to change management and adoption…

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Flexible Lawyering: An Interview with Denise Nurse

Denise NurseHow do you know if a flexible career path is a good fit for someone when you first meet them?

It starts with understanding someone’s confidence in who they are and what they do, and then looking at how that fits with their personal goals. If someone’s primary need is the security of knowing exactly what each month ahead will look like, they probably aren’t a good candidate for this career path. The reality is, today, there is no more security in a permanent role than there is in this approach to work.

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ElevateNext 2020 Vision Series: Maya Markovich Interview

It’s hard to believe that we are only 10 weeks away from 2020 (and the end of our blog series). Luckily we still have time for some worthy visionaries, like Maya Markovich, to give us their predictions of life in the legal world in 2025. Maya is one of the great forces in innovation and legal tech and, as Head of Products at Denton’s Nextlaw Labs, she has a unique vantage point for what’s coming around the corner. You don’t want to miss her answers to the “four questions”…

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ElevateNext 2020 Vision Series: Anna Lozynski Interview

Anna Lozynski is the General Counsel of L’Oreal Australia and New Zealand, an accomplished author and an in-demand speaker. Anna’s most recent book is Legally Innovative, which has 3 parts—Be Bold, Be Curious, Be Disruptive (you can tell why we like Anna so much!). As Anna writes, “[s]ince popping the lid on the legal transformation jar some years ago, legal innovation has totally become my jam.”…

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Different Things to Different People: What Does Legal Project Management Mean?

Arnold MittMy last post focused on a case study of how a crisis with one client matter led to the implementation of good LPM practice across the client’s entire portfolio of matters. This case study demonstrated that clients and law firms want essentially the same thing–transparency, justification, and consistent processes. In this post, I’ll explore how the term “Legal Project Management” (LPM) can mean different things to different people within a law firm practice. The complicated part is that there is no right answer–the different interpretations of LPM are all valid and plausible…

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