Interview Rocío González, Legal Director and Legal Coordination at University of Montemorelos
--- The Impact Lawyers publishes a series of interviews with deans of the world's leading law schools. On this occasion, Rocío González Cepeda, Legal Director and Legal Coordination at University of Montemorelos (Mexico) answers the questions in this interview   1. What are the...
Editor - 23 July 2021
Case study: how blockchain can make database use more dynamic
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Mike DiPetrillo on the benefits that the use of blockchain technologies can bring to lawyers to make the use of databases more dynamic   1.      Have you had the opportunity to implement Smart Contracts in a company? Or any blockchain empowere...
Mike DiPetrillo - 22 July 2021
Discover Reedsmith tech tool: E-Discovery App
--- On the occasion of the 1st Annual Study of Juridical Technological Innovation, The Impact Lawyers interviews the participating law firms to discuss the benefits that these technological tools bring to their work   1. What differentiates E-Discovery App from other Apps available in t...
Dave Cohen - 22 July 2021
Interview Vito Velluzzi, Dean of the Law School of the University of Milan
--- The Impact Lawyers publishes a series of interviews with deans of the world's leading law schools. On this occasion, Vito Velluzzi, Dean of the Law School of the University of Milan answers the questions in this interview   1. What are the main differences between the teaching methods us...
Vito Velluzzi - 22 July 2021
Discover Hogan Lovells tech tool: EBA Outsourcing Solution
--- On the occasion of the 1st Annual Study of Juridical Technological Innovation, The Impact Lawyers interviews the participating law firms to discuss the benefits that these technological tools bring to their work   1. What differentiates EBA Outsourcing Solution from other technological t...
Rachel Dabydoyal, John Salmon - 22 July 2021
Selling in a Sustainable Economy? Lessons we've learned since 2020
--- Today, being sustainable is an integral part of staying relevant. Any business that fails to address this differentiator will do so at its own peril.   This approach could keep you ahead of the competition, catapulting you into the forefront of your average organization and giving you a ...
Filippo Chisari - 21 July 2021
Why it is Now Important to Provide Resilience and Hope to Your Team
--- The author emphasises the importance of teams having hope in difficult situations Last week, as I was coaching one of my clients, his situation got me to reflect. He had reached that state of hopelessness with what is happening with the Covid 19 Pandemic. I then remembered a story I read a few...
Brian Maphosa - 20 July 2021
Interview Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President of SILFA and The Bar Association of India
--- The Impact Lawyers publishes a series of interviews with deans of the world's leading bar associations. On this occasion, Dr. Lalit Bhasin, President of SILFA and The Bar Association of India answers the questions in this interview   1. You will surely remember that a few years ago, a la...
Dr. Lalit Bhasin - 19 July 2021
COVID-19 and the Future of Law
At the heart of the current crisis is its human impact, the very real direct threat to life that it poses across the globe. Further to this is the threat to society as it is currently lived. Looking beyond the current medical crises, the legal profession, like the wider society into which it fits, c...
Lizzie Carr, Millie Thomas - 18 July 2021 United Kingdom
Anti-burnout #1: Recognising 12 steps to burnout
The last few weeks have been chaotic and alarming for pretty much everyone. Especially for medics and the vulnerable. Some groups are at high risk, but no-one is safe. COVID-19 does not discriminate. Even the young and healthy have been struck down.  And vast tracts of the world are locked dow...
Angus Lyon - 17 July 2021
Summary of “The Rule of Law” (Part 1)
--- In this summary of “The Rule of Law” by Tom Bingham, we will look at 4 out of 8 of his 8 principles that explore the rule of law more thoroughly and break down the general concept of it   First, the law must be accessible and so far as possible intelligible, clear and predict...
Chloe Lee - 16 July 2021
Case Study: Legal malpractice insurance for law firms
If a firm’s legal malpractice insurance is non-renewed because it has incurred claims, it will be difficult for the firm to obtain quotes for replacement coverage, and any quotes that it does obtain, will likely be for a much higher premium than it paid for its expiring policy. This article ex...
Curtis Cooper - 15 July 2021
Case study: creating a warm and welcoming office for a law firm in Texas
--- Dick Clarke + Associates creates sustainable and comfortable building for law firm Coffin Renner LLP   1. Client's needs Coffin Renner LLP is a law firm that specializes in representing gas, electric, and telecommunication companies in regulatory proceedings in Texas. Their practice foc...
Dick Clark + Associates - 15 July 2021
Interview C.A. Maimela, Deputy Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria
--- The Impact Lawyers is publishing a series of interviews with deans of the world's leading law schools. On this occasion, Professor C.A. Maimela, Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Pretoria (South Africa) answers the questions in this interview.   1. What are the main ...
Charles Maimela - 14 July 2021
Q&A with the Head of School and Acting Dean at UNSW LAW, Professor Andrew Lynch
--- The Impact Lawyers is publishing a series of interviews with deans of the world's leading law schools. On this occasion, Professor Andrew Lynch, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of New South Wales (Australia) answers the questions in this interview.   1. What are the m...
Andrew Lynch - 14 July 2021
Property and cryptocurrency—the legacy of "AA v Persons Unknown"
--- The author unpacks the consequences of the case of AA V Persons Unknown on the legal controversy over the ownership of cryptocurrencies   In the recent case of AA v Persons Unknown [1], the English High Court has pronounced judicially for the first time after the publication of the UK Ju...
Yan Shen Tan - 13 July 2021
The rise of the SPAC: what law firm professionals need to know
Even though SPACs have been around for decades, over the past year they have shaped the M&A and IPO markets in a big way. Indeed, there has been a historic spike in the amount of capital raised by utilizing SPACs. In the first quarter of 2021, some $166 billion worth of deals were closed via SPA...
Amit Rajvanshy - 12 July 2021
The connection between Open Finance, Personal Financial Management and Investment
--- Open banking data promotes customer access to Personal Financial Management (PFM) and facilitates cooperation between banks and third-party service providers I believe you must have heard these statements: "In the future, banks will resort to Open Banking", "Banks must open up customer informa...
Allen PakChing Lau - 12 July 2021
Technology Certification: Competency = Competitive Advantage
--- Law firms look to thrive in the digital world by instructing their lawyers in technological matters with LTC4 certificate For all its upheaval, the pandemic has had a few benefits, like exposing the actual state of technology competence in the legal industry. While professional guidelines like...
Joanne Humber - 09 July 2021
Case study: application of smart contracts
--- Smart contracts are becoming an indispensable working companion for lawyers   1. Case of fact Law firms are advocating the use of technology to complement the work of their lawyers. The blockchain, although its definition is unfamiliar to many legal professionals, is substantially helpi...
Stevie Ghiassi - 08 July 2021
Case study: office renovation for a Brazilian law firm
--- GDL Arquitectura remodelled the office of a Brazilian firm, making it more innovative and welcoming 1. Client's needs Legal consultancy company dedicated to business issues with an emphasis on tax, corporate, labor and civil matters.  Area increase to receiving customers in order to hap...
Gabriel de Lucca - 08 July 2021
CMS: post-pandemic economic stability and driver of legal innovation
--- CMS has managed to stabilise its financial accounts in 2020, in addition to increasing its partner promotions. Despite a tumultuous 2020 for all law firms, CMS has managed to stabilise its global revenues, as well as registering new investments.  CMS, a globally significant firm with mor...
Editor - 07 July 2021
Case study: How the blokchain automatises will processing
--- Automation, thanks to blokchain and technologies, streamlines the will drafting process   1. Case of fact You are an attorney writing a will for your client. The will is simple and a tad ridiculous in this example. It stipulates that upon the parent’s death, their two kids must be...
Joseph Raczynski - 07 July 2021
Case Study: How to implement a Blockchain tool in your law firm
--- Blockchain tools are very useful for law firms. But few know how to implement them.   1. Case of fact Many law firms are considering using technology to help them draw up contracts and keep track of their contract activities in detail.  The blockchain's support for law firms ensur...
Mark Waser - 06 July 2021
Offices of Hogan Lovells, Baker McKenzie and Kim & Chang renovated by MCX Interior
--- Law firms renovate offices to make them more open and sustainable The working environment is vital for lawyers. Offices, spaces where lawyers used to go every working day of the year, are now becoming less and less available due to remote working.  New models of office attendance require...
Álvaro Navarro - 06 July 2021
How can lawyers get ready for greater anti-money laundering scrutiny?
--- Anti-money laundering requirements for law firms have been growing steadily over the past few years In this new landscape, regulatory technology – or RegTech – can play a key role in helping legal firm undertake client due diligence and meet their compliance obligations in a very c...
Claus Christensen - 05 July 2021
The top four reasons why cross-selling is so hard
--- Claire Rason explains the top four reasons why cross-selling isn’t always as successful as the statistics suggest it should be, along with some ideas to overcome them.    1. A lack of understanding about what selling is The biggest myth that gets in the way of cross-selling i...
Claire Rason - 04 July 2021
Lawgile: the legaltech that is changing the way lawyers work
--- Lawyers need to streamline their services. Lawgile is a tool that addresses this issue. The world is changing at a fast pace. With the advances of technology, globalization, and a pandemic, there is a lot of uncertainty. This scenario is transforming the legal landscape. However, the way lawye...
Talita Abud Amaral - 02 July 2021
Case Study: Law Firm Data Protection & Cybersecurity Awareness
--- Law firms are constantly fighting for their clients and defending their clients' interests. However, they sometimes forget that they are always at risk – the cybersecurity risk.  Law firms face many cybersecurity challenges, but safeguarding their clients' confidenti...
Vlad Styran - 01 July 2021
Case Study: Corporate cybersecurity and risk management
--- Baufest presents a case study in which they tell the problem, the solutions and the benefits of his performance in a company   THE COMPANY A leading supplier of pipes and related services to the global energy industry. Its customers include major international oil companies, as well as ...
Baufest - 01 July 2021
1st Annual Study of Juridical Technological Innovation (JTI): The law firms with the highest technological projection in 2021
--- Over the last year and a half, lawyers have become aware of how important the use of technology is in their professional work. Terms such as "Blockchain", "Artificial Intelligence", "Smart Contracts" or "Digitalisation" are used by today's most relevant law firms.  The quality of profess...
Editor - 30 June 2021
Case study: How to improve your firm's SEM and SEO?
--- With the rise of digitalisation, the internet has become the place where law firms attract potential clients. Therefore, it is crucial to increase SEM and SEO   1. Case of fact The UK law firm Wilson & Farrell, based in London, has more than 100 lawyers and specialises in internatio...
Mike Noos - 30 June 2021
The Blockchain beyond cryptocurrencies: NFT's
--- Villamizar explains the definition of NFTs and their possible application to guarantee the intellectual property rights of creators or artists The technological world and the adoption of new disruptive technologies has had a huge impact on the way we relate to each other, and of course, in alm...
Nicolás Junco Villamizar - 30 June 2021
Law students as agents of change
--- Holger Zsxheyge recommends that to adapt to the new digital world, lawyers must know the new tools from the first moment: in law schools If we want to speed up technology adoption in the legal industry, then we have to start preparing the potential users of legaltech at the earliest possible p...
Holger Zscheyge - 29 June 2021
Hogan Lovells promotes diversity and inclusion work
--- Hogan Lovells has implemented a global diversity and inclusion initiative as a strategy to create better teams Hogan Lovells has introduced diversity & inclusion (D&I) billable hour credit for U.S. lawyers, an initiative being implemented globally and further affirming its commitment t...
Joe Goodman - 28 June 2021
Lawyers and new client communication technologies: a difficult relationship or a game changer?
--- The technological revolution has forced lawyers to update their way of communicating from traditional to digital media to attract millennial clients The legal market abounds in years-old legends that lawyers are less than eager to adopt new technologies in their work. First, they refused to ha...
Natalia Mituniewicz - 28 June 2021
The current paradigm of litigation funding
--- Utkarsh Gambhir talks about litigation funding and the rise of crowdfunding platforms as means of funding  In the wake of the pandemic shake-up in the legal market, many litigators are relying on third parties for litigation funding. While this practice is common in Anglo-Saxon markets su...
Utkarsh Gambhir - 27 June 2021
The 4 keys to Creating a succesful Practice
--- Eva Guerra details the 4 keys to creating a successful practice: change the way of thinking, accepting to make mistakes, looking for new opportunities, and asking for support   1. Change the way you think The way you think creates your success. If you find yourself blaming other people ...
Eva Guerra - 27 June 2021
Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions study reveals extreme legal spend volatility in second LegalVIEW Insights report
--- Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions study gives LegalView Insights report results Nearly one-third of corporate legal departments (CLDs) surveyed in a new Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions study reported a remarkable 90 percent or more difference between their lowest and highest annual legal spend amounts...
Wolters Kluwer ELM Solutions - 25 June 2021
Insights on Legal Department Enterprise Modernization
--- Jeff Cox discusses the highlights from Deloitte's white paper "Taking legal department modernization to the next level" Transformation in the legal industry has and continues to be driven by client demand for more innovation, greater efficiency, increased diversity, and better use of technolog...
Jeff Cox - 24 June 2021
Chatbots - Legal friendly?
--- Chatbot technology is based on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning taking into account that it complies with all data processing principles and regulations Nowadays, it is difficult to determine whether a natural person or Chatbot is talking to a customer on a Company's website. And n...
Anete Garoza - 24 June 2021
Key Elements to a Successful Employee Onboarding Strategy
--- Dr. Lisa J. Lindsay Wicker, CEO and president of Linwick & Associates, breaks down the most important elements of an onboarding process in your firm A new hire will form an opinion of your company as soon as the first interaction takes place. This can be when they are with the HR repr...
Dr. Lisa J. Lindsay Wicker - 23 June 2021
Look outside the bubble for new opportunities
--- The technological revolution can help law firms reach more companies if they are able to see beyond the large bubble they are in Let’s face it – law firms live in a bubble. It is a large bubble, almost $1 trillion of annual revenues for the legal services industry. So, law firms ar...
Holger Zscheyge - 23 June 2021
Women in Law: Rising to the Challenges
--- The majority of women in the legal profession will tell you that when they graduated from law school, more than half of their graduating class was female. That is a change for the better from generations past. But, when looking at the senior ranks of law firms, the number of women who have ris...
Harriet Grant - 22 June 2021
FrontFoot law: how to launch a law firm during the Pandemic
--- David Curtain explains how he managed to launch FrontFoot, a new law firm, in the midst of a pandemic   What is the purpose of FrontFoot Law? Our mission is to identify and implement the legal operations and technology improvements best suited to our clients’ specific circumstance...
David Curtain - 22 June 2021
Interview with Claire Rason: How to improve your firm's sales?
--- Marketing can be a great ally when it comes to improving your law firm's sales The Impact Lawyers publishes an interview with Claire Rason, regarding the Essential Guide: Keys to increase your law firm’s sales. Claire is legal coach, law firm marketing and business development expert, an...
Claire Rason - 21 June 2021
Three steps to the consolidation of new innovations
--- Steve Glaveski shows the three steps to the consolidation of new innovations along with final thoughts and examples Typically, when new or potentially disruptive innovations come along, they are pursued by a large number of small players. That’s because new innovations are characterized...
Steve Glaveski - 20 June 2021
Why an internal podcast could benefit our law firm's culture?
--- Corporate culture is important and that is the reason why companies should publish a series of internal podcasts Many of us have calls with colleagues and bosses via Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Google Meet and other online platforms, yet we sometimes wonder whether we really feel a sense of belongi...
William Brown - 20 June 2021
Why Networks Are an Untapped Resource in Legal?
--- Sharing economy and digital transformation have encouraged lawyers to share experiences between departments  Covid-19 brought in an epochal shift to remote working and forced organisations to reprioritise plans simultaneously. For many, this meant focusing heavily on digital transformatio...
Mercedes Brown - 18 June 2021
AI for Lawyers - What’s the truth?
--- AI has come to make the lawyer great by doing the tedious and complex tasks, especially related to long contracts No other technology has conjured fear like AI (Artificial Intelligence). Imagine the future with AI - and you either see the positive (like R2D2-like droid companions) or the negat...
Jim Chiang - 18 June 2021
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