Tag Archives: legal technology

How Do Lawyers Work? How Do You Work?

The Lawyerist has introduced an interesting series of profiles of individual lawyers called “How Do Lawyers Work?” Not only do I find it intriguing to look into the work lives of other legal practitioners and discover what digital tools and programs they find most useful to their practices, it is also a fun exercise to answer The Lawyerist‘s questions yourself, … Continue Reading

Complacency about artificial intelligence: A silent law-firm killer?

It is tempting for law firm leaders to assume that what they do is simply far too sophisticated to be seriously threatened by artificial intelligence. Anyone feeling complacent on this subject would do well to read a recent Guardian article entitled, “World’s largest hedge fund to replace managers with artificial intelligence”  – and then extrapolate to our profession. I grant you that Bridgewater Associates – the hedge … Continue Reading

Tech competence not enough — need mastery

In an article in Bloomberg BNA, Adam Ziegler – a lawyer who manages technology projects for Harvard Law School’s Library Innovation Lab – argues that mere competence in technology related to the law is not enough for those who purport to serve the best interests of their clients. Instead, he suggests that mastery of relevant technology should be the goal. In explaining what “tech excellence” might look … Continue Reading

“Big data” and the future of legal technology

In a recent article in The Lawyerist, lawyer and legal writer Lisa Needham argues that when it comes to technology and the legal profession, “We think we know what we need, but we really don’t.” Her contention is that we are wasting effort on inventing and refining existing apps and software, while ignoring major opportunities inherent in … Continue Reading

Don’t Let “Age Profiling” Slow Your Firm

I recently wrote a post for Edge International Communiqué on the perils of making age-based assumptions about our legal-profession colleagues. I share it here for those who missed it. Both older and younger lawyers can let all kinds of intergenerational nonsense get in the way of clear thinking. The misunderstandings that result can do actual … Continue Reading
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