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Right on cue, 2020 promises to be a watershed year for the legal sector as it transforms into.. the modern legal industry. Just how abrupt, fundamental and abrasive this change will prove to be remains to be seen.
On HPC #BulletPoints: Legal innovation is hot. Law is having its Steve Jobs moment. Some will get the significance of this instantly; others maybe not. Everyone will eventually. And it has nothing to do with leather pants. We break it down. #hipcounsel
It's some time since I last wore my barrister's wig and gown "in anger". Rather like my rugby boots, I hung them up a while back. I went to the dark side, working for a major investment bank during one of the most dynamic periods of global change and the first wild...
To kick off Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions’ new Legal Innovator blog series – showcasing how industry leaders and experts are moving the business of law forward – we turned the tables on David Kinnear, publisher and chief conversationalist with High Performance Counsel who spends most of his time talking to the leading thinkers and practitioners in the industry.
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
We live in interesting times. Over the last few years I've spoken with many folks involved in the legal sector - some speak of excitement and many speak of dread. Change is all around and most confess to being pulled along by the current versus surfing the wave....
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”.
As surely as the darkest night in mid-Atlantic precedes the most spectacular sunrise, the long and difficult night for legal innovation will be rewarded. And the view will be magnificent.
Just over a month ago, we raised a glass on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange to a full day of discussions and presentations on Cybersecurity. It was a suitably sparkly end to an otherwise very serious day. While Cybersecurity conjures up images of...
We’re delighted to launch a new, exclusive series written by two leading minds in legal innovation, Lisa Culbert and Jason Moyse of Law Made. They’ll be looking at the road ahead for the modern legal practitioner and other participants in the legal industry. What does it look like? What are the new skills? Will yesterday’s niche career in tech and innovation become tomorrow’s mainstream career? All these questions – and more. We think you won’t want to miss this.
HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL MEDIA GROUP ANNOUNCES NEW ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS REFLECTING DEEP LEGAL INDUSTRY EXPERTISE
Each of the new Advisory Board members brings unique insights and experiences of the legal industry in their various capacities as clients, practitioners, founders, analysts, commentators, technology advisers, investors and media. They join world-class colleagues who have supported HPC since its inception – the resulting combination of intellect and experience is second to none.
Newton's Law of Gravity applies to everyone except when you're an astronaut in a cool rocket and then you don't care anyway since, well, it's so cool. For everyone else, we have gravity. It's an uncomfortable truth for many but, a bit like Newton's Law of Gravity, it...
It’s time to weaponize knowledge management. A client may not buy your law firm’s services but why not sell them your knowledge product? A question many law firms need to consider, soon.
We’re highlighting the individuals, organizations and solutions that are creating the framework on which – and around which – the legal industry will be built going forward. Few would deny that we’re in for a lot of change though many debate how quickly. If you think we should be telling your story, do drop a line.
That was the week that was. And what a week it was. Here’s a thought or two we had about it – and why we’re excited about what the future holds.
On BULLET POINTS: For Henry Ford, no doubt, the goal of reinventing travel entirely was big, hairy and scary. It is for law also. We can build cars – or train faster horses. Which will it be?
There will be winners and losers in the emerging legal industry. To see some of the younger, agile players coming through is to know that the old guard has competition. The incumbents have alternatives. Those with most to gain also have less to lose – and they’re prepared to fight harder for client business.
From the outset, we identified High Performance Counsel to be a platform about the positive and the possible – the potential for great and even greater – the goals we can stretch for an accomplish. We think it’s timely.
Ever-incisive commentary on the subject of Brexit from leading barrister and our man in London, David Willink
It's that Monday morning feeling that starts on Saturday night for a lot of lawyers I've spoken to. It doesn't have the decency to wait until Sunday night any more. The angst about the new week starts on Saturday. There's a reason. Law used to be a "safe option" -...
"A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent." [Douglas...
My way or the highway. We've all heard this phrase and there's a curious correlation to how so many businesses operate - that is, until they come to an inflection point. May I suggest that legal services is coming upon its own inflection point - and this is where the...
The legal industry is embarked upon a decade of truly unprecedented change. Contrary to popular belief, it's only just beginning. The level of disruption we will see - driven by a combination of data, finance and a shift in consumer perception - will be substantial....