Category: #LegalInnovation

ON #FEARLESSLAW: PEARSON GC & CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER BJARNE TELLMANN

Bjarne P. Tellmann is Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel of Pearson and a member of its Executive team. A FTSE 40 company with 36,000 employees in over 70 countries, Pearson provides a range of education products and services to institutions, governments and individual learners. Here he talks to High Performance Counsel as part of our exclusive #FearlessLaw series.

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On #BakersDozen: Caleb King, Co-Founder of Mplace Speaks With High Performance Counsel

On the forefront of change in workforce deployment, co-founder of Mplace, Caleb King tackes the issues of modern law and leadership – in the #BakersDozen. Thought: one of the greatest challenges the legal industry faces is adjusting its business model to continue to deliver the high level of service that blue chip clients have come to expect, while engaging and retaining today’s millennial work force.

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On #BakersDozen: Raymond Blijd In Interview with High Performance Counsel

When I speak with Raymond, I know the future of law will indeed prove exciting – just not the way some people think. With some of the freshest perspective in the industry, here he tackles the infamous #BakersDozen and his responses are well worth noting. Like Ford in his day, the answer lies in looking beyond what is comfortable to identify what is next.

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Lessons In Leadership: Jessica Lockett of RICOH In Interview For #BakersDozen

A globally-aware, razor-sharp lawyer focused on bringing the very best eDisovery experience to the table for clients, Jessica Lockett speaks to the opportunity for innovation today and more to come in this field. With a keen eye on efficiency, she prides herself in honesty and being the kind of services partner that clients can rely on with confidence.

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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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BEST OF THE BEST ON #FEARLESSLAW: SUCCESSFUL CLOC CO-FOUNDER & GENERAL PARTNER OF UPLEVEL OPS, STEPH COREY

Steph Corey is the kind of bright, smart, energetic individual who makes stuff happen – and she’s definitely “one to watch” in the Legal Ops space. She is the General Partner and Co-Founder of UpLevel Ops, LLC, a multi-service Legal Operations consulting firm, and co-founder of CLOC, Corporate Legal Operations Consortium. We’re delighted to share her thoughts and insights here on #FearlessLaw.

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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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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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TOP HEALTHCARE INDUSTRY CEO RUSS RUDISH TALKS LEADERSHIP – AND WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED

To speak with Russ Rudish is to tap into one of the richest and most experienced sources of knowledge, intellect and experience in the modern healthcare industry – and to engage one of its sharpest business minds. And to observe the level of technical and digital growth in healthcare, we can’t help wonder if law is any different in its potential for vast change. We managed to get some time with Russ to share his views on leadership – and what it takes to succeed in a highly-competitive industry – here.

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Legal Delivery Is Becoming Digitized. What Does That Mean?

The features of digitized legal providers are becoming well-defined– they are customer centric, tech and process enabled, agile, diverse, accessible to clients in real-time, intelligent, globally branded, scalable, multi-disciplinary, and enterprise focused. Few—if any—law firms fit this description. The Big Four accounting firms, Accenture, IBM, and others certainly do. Consider that General Electric recently moved its global in-house tax department to PriceWaterhouse Coopers. Law firms should take notice. This is the next phase of legal digitization: managed legal services.

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Mplace Inc. adds Global eDiscovery Leader Consilio to Client List

Mplace Inc., an innovative online talent marketplace servicing the document review, contract review, and due diligence markets, has just announced the addition of Consilio to its growing list of clients. Launched one year ago, Mplace is growing at a rapid pace. Consilio joins some of the nation’s leading law firms and global eDiscovery providers, as Mplace’s notable clientele.

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TODAY AND TOMORROW FOR THE 21st CENTURY LEGAL PROFESSIONAL

Today 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.

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FOLLOW THE MONEY. DERMOT KNIGHT OF NAVIGATE LEGAL STEPS UP FOR THE INFAMOUS #BAKERSDOZEN CHALLENGE

We asked Dermot his thoughts on the greatest challenge facing law – his answer was succinct, powerful and timely: “Inertia. Innovation must go beyond buzzwords at conferences – there needs to be a transition from having an innovation strategy to living one. Those who act first have the most to gain – those that linger the most to lose.” You can read his interview here.

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BRING IT. INSPIRED AND INSPIRATIONAL LEGALTECH CEO LECIA KASLOFSKY ON HARD-EARNED SUCCESS AND MORE IN THE #BAKERSDOZEN

Successful Legaltech Founder & CEO Lecia Kaslofsky has the instincts and the inspiration of a winner. Taking the path less trodden, she speaks the story of hard-earned success. When we asked what inspires her? “Olympic athletes inspire me. Musicians inspire me. People who put in the work each and every day and then make it look facile, triumphant even.

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GREAT TEAMS INSPIRE GREAT OUTCOMES – RALPH SCHONENBACH’S #FEARLESSLAW INTERVIEW FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COUNSEL

Successful CEO and now B2B startup Founder of Envoy, Ralph Schonenbach tackles #FearlessLaw. On his most satisfying feeling as a leader in both consulting and now in tech? “When everyone in the organization is excited about the vision of the firm – this is extremely rewarding. Taking big risks to follow a dream and getting positive feedback from the market is exhilarating.” You can read his further thoughts here.

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