Category: #BULLETPOINTS

On #BakersBest 4X4 Edition – Top Legal Industry Leaders Speak: Mary Mack, Jennifer Silverman, Debbie Reynolds & Rashda Rana

At High Performance Counsel, we pride ourselves on asking the right questions – which are typically also the tough questions. So any of these four questions taken from our infamous #BakersDozen interview is arguably an essay in its own right. Welcome to the second issue of #BakersBest – four of the best in the legal industry answering four tough, timely questions. We hope you like it.

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High Performance Counsel CEO David Kinnear To Chair Litigation Finance Panel

High Performance Counsel CEO, David Kinnear will be chairing a panel on September 17 from 3:30-4:30 focused on “Sharing Risk & Reward: Best Practices in Client-Law Firm Partnerships.” Panel members include executives from Bentham IMF, Shook Hardy, Barclay Damon, and the former GC of Sandoz.

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The Three Horses Of The Legal Apocalypse Ride Forth

I coined the phrase when we first launched High Performance Counsel: the three horses of the legal apocalypse. These stood for data, tech and finance – in any order. The power in these elements in play is vast – truly transformative for the legal industry – and the horses are running. #hipcounsel #3horses

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On #BakersDozen: The Hon. Mr. Justice Graeme Mew In Interview With High Performance Counsel

On #BakersDozen High Performance Counsel interviews the Honourable Mr Justice Graeme Mew who was appointed to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in December 2013. He sits on the senior trial court in Canada’s largest province, exercising civil, criminal and family jurisdiction – and also on the boards of the Ontario Superior Court Judges Association and the Sports Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada.

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On HPC #BULLETPOINTS: Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions Named CODiE Award Finalist for Best Legal Solution with LegalVIEW® BillAnalyzer

Wolters Kluwer’s ELM Solutions: LegalVIEW® BillAnalyzer solution is a 2018 SIIA CODiE Awards finalist in the Best Legal Solution category. The CODiEs are the premier awards for the software and information industries and have been recognizing product excellence for over 30 years. LegalVIEW BillAnalyzer was honored as a finalist in one of 52 business technology categories.

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BOLD THINKING, NOT TINKERING – THOUGHTS ON THE GLOBAL LEGAL HACKATHON – CURATED BY MARY MACK

The Global Legal Hackathon (#GLH2018) brings together multiple streams of entrepreneurial activity (internationally) and taps into a global community of individuals and organizations with a passion for innovation via legal technology. Its success is unprecedented and bodes well for future developments.

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High Performance Counsel Presents Its Inaugural #Bakers18 In Association With ACEDS

2018 will be a landmark year in the legal industry so we assembled a crack team, the best of the best, the creme de la creme – the #Bakers18 – to share their thoughts on how this year plays out. It’s a bit like Ocean’s Eleven. Only much, much better. Happy new year from all of us at High Performance Counsel.

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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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Farming And Law – Worthy Professions Responding To The Unforgiving Voice Of Innovation.

“A moment – poised atop the vast field in the dark. Barely in our seats as the vast array pulls us steeply downward. Our powerful spaceship hovered, engine hungry – then plunged deep into the dark – only pierced by the sharp arc lights – and that was plenty. This is not the farming of my childhood. It is better, far better. And the same will be true of law.”

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