With barely a week going by without news that yet another chief innovation offi cer has taken up residence in a global law fi rm, it’s clear innovation is still a hot topic, continuing to grow and expand in terms of its reach within law fi rms. 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 benefi t from it.
This insightful book features contributions from legal fi rms 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. The Future of Legal Innovation showcases great examples of initiatives – big and small – that demonstrate how legal is innovating its products and services.
About the authors
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 offi cer, 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 Mundi