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A Defining Time For The Legal Industry As Technology Shows Its Claws

A Defining Time For The Legal Industry As Technology Shows Its Claws
David Kinnear – High Performance Counsel
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For a younger generation entering the legal industry it’s important to acknowledge how different it will be and the extent to which tech, such as AI, will displace vast tranches of human activity, intervention. Equally significant is the context in which the legal industry will exist – inescapably falling within the broader ecosystem of data that is now the modern economy. 

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In the #Spotlight: Transparency, Predictability and Control – A Conversation with Chris Kraft of Mitratech on the Release of TeamConnect Essentials

We sat down to speak with Chris Kraft of Mitratech on the release of TeamConnect Essentials in the Legal Ops arena. The real take-away here is the control clients can achieve quickly and efficiently. What you measure, you can manage. What you manage, you can improve. This sentiment seems resolutely on point for TeamConnect Essentials. One to watch in the coming days.

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Legal Innovation: Incrementalism May Win Battles But It Won’t Win This War

The issue of labor sourcing in the modern legal industry is going to come under significant scrutiny as buyer sentiment changes and new technology identifies the opportunity for far greater efficiencies and cost savings. Technology has crossed the chasm. Now the legal industry must do likewise to prepare for stiff competition ahead. This is no time for incrementalism. HPC presents a few thoughts on this by David Kinnear

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HPC Expert Commentary: Can You Hear Me Now? The Future Of Law In Our Pockets

It’s September 12 and what you don’t already know about the new iPhone, you’re probably going to find out today. The ’phone in your pocket represents the empowerment of a generation and every future generation – the ability to self-serve, self-select, self-support. This is hugely relevant in the context of engaging people who are qualified and who want to be found for legal services work these days. The task of finding and mobilizing qualified legal talent shouldn’t be complicated. I repeat “shouldn’t”. In future, it won’t be thanks to truly disruptive tech like Mplace. And that’s the point.

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HPC Analysis: On Legal Costs And Expectations – The Road Ahead Calls For Confidence In Closer Collaboration

The best way to tackle a difficult subject is to understand it – and talk about it. Legal costs and expectations would seem to be a good example. We see some great conversations ahead and even stronger business relationships emerging as clients and their legal service providers engage around data, embrace change and realize the benefits of greater transparency in helping one another succeed.

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James Joyce And The Legal Sector Myth

As the industry faces cost pressures and business interjections from outside – from the C-suite, from new technology and new legal service providers, from data and automation – we may yet see a new and greater symbiosis between these communities around what unites us, not what divides us. In my various conversations with leaders, I see a shared passion for “better” – not just for cost reduction though that is a consideration for every business. I see a genuine “fire” in the eyes for advancement in how we do things, the purpose it serves and the value it creates or adds to our clients. The future will come soon enough, as they say, and it will bring mighty change. Of that there can be no mistake. But on both sides of this discussion – and looking further afield into the growing array of participants – I see encouraging evidence of great innovative and forward-thinking individuals that will carry the torch and take the opportunity to champion “better”.

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HPC Analysis: Market Forces and Smart Leadership Shape Successful Technologies Like Mplace

Ford observed that his customers would have asked for faster horses but he saw the need – and opportunity – for the car. In modern law, it may be said that the co-founders of Mplace have a similarly bold view. The opportunity for something better, like Mplace, far outweighs the incremental changes others may suggest. Caleb and Aden are onto something – you can feel it. But even moreso, when you run the numbers, you know it. This may explain why several major customers and partners have signed on to work with them this year.

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