With barely a week going by without news that yet another chief innovation officer has taken up residence in a global law firm, it’s clear innovation is still a hot topic, continuing to grow and expand in terms of its reach within law firms. However, despite rapid advancement in recent years, it’s generally acknowledged that legal is behind the curve in terms of innovation compared to the rest of the corporate world. It’s also generally assumed that innovation relates purely to technology – meaning none but the largest companies with the deepest pockets can benefit from it. This insightful book features contributions from legal firms doing innovative things in all aspects of the fi eld, going beyond the enabling technology – from partnering with clients to productizing services, developing external alliances, transforming the talent management function, to encouraging lawyers to invest billable time in new innovative approaches to the business and practice of law – as well as approaches to dealing with market disruption itself.
Chapter 1: Leveraging professional teams to build a sustainable innovation strategy for your firm, By Anna McGrane, COO and co-founder, Pacer Pro
Chapter 2: Driving innovation – ideas are the key, By Dean Boeschen and Rebecca Holdredge, Husch Blackwell LLP
Chapter 3: Introducing design thinking into legal, By Nicola Shaver, managing director, innovation and knowledge, Paul Hastings LLP
Chapter 4: Cultivating an innovation mindset, By Vishal Agnihotri, chief knowledge officer, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Chapter 5: Innovation as a Service and the Maker’s Matrix, By Anusia Gillespie, director of innovation, Eversheds
Chapter 6: Seeing things differently – diversity and innovation, By Linda Perez Clark, managing partner, Kean Milller
Chapter 7: Using machine learning and AI to drive innovation, By Aaron Crews, chief data analytics officer, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
Chapter 8: The new arms race – how machine learning may redefine the legal landscape, By Josias Dewey, partner, Holland & Knight
Chapter 9: The velocity and geography of legal innovation, By Gordon Vala-Webb, senior advisor, technology and innovation, Lex MundiDownload chapters