Impact of digitised delivery of legal services

 

“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.”

What does the impact of technology on legal services mean for the humans in that space?

Customer-entric, agile, diverse, accessible, intelligent and enterprise-focused apply to lawyers (and other professionals). What skills are required to respond to a changing workplace?

They include the ability to grow and manage relationships, an ability to process and consolidate large amount of information, and the psychological agility to remain calm and focused in times of transition and change.

For article in Forbes magazine, see here.

Brainwriting… what is it?

 

Brainwriting is “scientifically proven to get better creativity from anyone” says Leigh Thompson, professor at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Brainwriting is the precursor to brainstorming. Write your ideas before you share them, as a way to navigate team dynamics. Seems like a technique most suited to those exhibiting greater introversion.

Check out the post here.

The future of the lawyer?

 

Richard Susskind’s new book on the future of law addresses the threat to legal profession in the rise and rise of technology. Will the profession react or respond?

In an interview with ‘Legal Week’ Susskind said “The law firms that survive and thrive are those that will refocus their people”.

What are the implications for lawyer wellbeing in the face of this change? This is a subject of my presentation at the Law and Society Association conference in New Orleans in June 2016.

http://www.lawyersweekly.com.au/news/18524-traditional-lawyer-model-under-threat-susskind

http://www.legalweek.com/legal-week/interview/2434693/were-not-even-at-the-fear-stage-richard-susskind-on-a-very-different-future-of-the-legal-profession