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  • Gaining the Benefits of Legal AI for In-House Counsel April 12, 2017
    How can in-house counsel gain the benefits of legal artificial intelligence (AI)? That is the question I answered on April 12, 2017 in a webinar for the Buying Legal Council, the trade organization for legal procurement. The slides are below; I present here a brief synopsis of my talk. We have to start with a definition of AI. For […]
    Ron Friedmann
  • Upping the Game in Large Law Firm Online Legal Services April 2, 2017
    In December 2016, Goodwin announced an expansion of its Founders Workbench online legal service for emerging companies via a partnership with Shoobx. I follow large law firm online legal services carefully, so wanted to learn more about this move. This year, I spoke with Goodwin partners Mark Bettencourt and Gregg Katz and Shoobx executives Jason Furtado, CEO and Matt Rowe, GC. In this post, I describe the software first […]
    Ron Friedmann
  • A Day of Legal Innovation in London: Client Innovation Space + Flex Staffing March 28, 2017
    It may only be Tuesday, but is has already been an eventful week in innovation news from the London legal market. Two Magic Circle firms  and one Top 30 firm made noteworthy announcements today. Here is a quick recap, some additional insight from an email interview with Allen & Overy, and some of my initial […]
    Ron Friedmann
  • Interview: Elevator Pitch, Blogging, and Legal Tech (#LegalTechLives) March 18, 2017
    I was recently interviewed about my elevator pitch, blogging, and the future of legal tech for the ROSS Intelligence blog by Kathleen Killin (#LegalTechLives with Ron Friedmann, Consultant at Fireman & Company + Principal of Prism Law).  I reproduce it here. #LegalTechLives with Ron Friedmann, Consultant at Fireman & Company + Principal of Prism Law For this edition of #LegalTechLives, […]
    Ron Friedmann
  • The Future of Contract Management February 26, 2017
    What is the future of contract management? I ask for two reasons. First, we have seen an explosion in software start-ups focused on various elements of drafting or managing contracts. And second, in the last month I saw demos of synergist.io and LawGeex. Synergist’s tag line is “empower your team to negotiate great contracts” and LawGeex’s is […]
    Ron Friedmann

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  • Rocky Mountain High - Operational Excellence in Denver March 29, 2017
    On April 4, 2017, we’ll be speaking about operational excellence at the ALA’s annual conference in Denver.  The timing of our talk couldn’t be better. With demand for legal services remaining low or flat, more and more firms are looking for ways to remain profitable. As the recent Citi/Hildebrandt Client Advisory said, the market will reward […]
    Karen Dunn Skinner
  • Buy-In: When the Managing Partner Gets Out Her Sharpie July 28, 2016
    © Gimbal Canada Inc. All rights reserved. May not be reproduced. We get asked a lot about mapping software. People look at the paper-intensive way we conduct our mapping projects and think, “couldn’t we do this on a computer?” The answer is yes. You could do it all on a computer. You could even project […]
    Karen Dunn Skinner
  • Kano's Coffee Shop: Improving your Legal Process Improvement July 12, 2016
    What’s coffee got to do with improvement? Well, thinking about how you deliver a great cup of coffee can help you deliver great process improvements. As Karen wrote in last week's blog, the Improve phase of DMAIC might be fun but it's a phase where teams can get bogged down. They need to move from the […]
    David Skinner
  • DMAIC 4 - Improve: How can you create a better process? July 7, 2016
    Welcome to the next instalment of our DMAIC series: Improve. If you’ve been following along, you’ll know that DMAIC stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control. It’s a structured approach to process improvement that will help you design, execute, and implement successful improvement projects.  Working through DMAIC starts with identifying what your client wants or needs […]
    Karen Dunn Skinner
  • You can only cut once: why process improvement trumps layoffs June 20, 2016
    I’ve been watching the mad rush to match Cravath’s salary increases with a sense of wonder. The market is (mostly) flat. Demand is (mostly) down. There are still far too many law graduates. It’s not like it’s a seller’s market.  And then I saw the icing on the cake. Last week, law firms were raising […]
    Karen Dunn Skinner