Linklaters designates new Global Practice Head for TMT/IP. Discover Julia Schönbohm
Linklaters is committed to reinvigorating its TMT and IP practice with the appointment of Julia Schönbohm as its new global head. Since Schönbohm joined the firm as a partner in 2014, she has been involved in contentious and non-contentious proceedings. Able to practice law in Germany and...
Joe Goodman - 18 October 2021
Arizona Supreme Court boosts its legal technology through LegalZoom
LegalZoom has been approved by the Arizona Supreme Court for an Alternative Business Structure (“ABS”) license in the state. The approval positions LegalZoom, a leading online platform for legal and compliance solutions, to accelerate its efforts to democratize law by allowing for g...
Editor - 15 October 2021
Danielle Snell (Elit Lawyers): "You can achieve professional fulfillment beyond your wildest dreams"
Danielle Snell launched with her former colleague Robert McGirr a new law firm in Australia, having to face the pandemic at an early stage of her project. She launched Elit Lawyers by McGirr & Snell when she was 30 weeks pregnant and what started as a small dream promoted by two people, in a few...
Álvaro Navarro - 14 October 2021
The legal area is constantly reinventing itself: Use of social media, Legal Design and Visual Law
--- Law does not necessarily need to be formal, complex, dense and restricted to a single way of working. There is a huge demand for ease, publicity and engagement   The imposition that digitalization brought to activities that were essentially analog and that did not depend on technolo...
Ana Julia Vaz Guimarães Sampaio - 06 October 2021
From law to the launch of a DEI consultancy: the case of Jon Henes
Jon Henes, former restructuring partner at Kirkland & Ellis, has announced the creation of C Street Advisory Group, an innovative strategic consulting project focused on diversity and inclusion.  The initiative is aimed at companies, CEOs and boards of directors, as well as advising when a...
Joe Goodman - 17 September 2021
Laura Keily (Immediation): "Technology is also able to provide greater access to mediation and arbitration tools"
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Laura Keily, founder and Managing Director of Immediation, an online dispute resolution platform that has recently collaborated on a project with the Northern Territory Local Courts (Australia) to improve access to justice for Northern Territory society   1....
Laura Keily - 16 September 2021
Interview to Lexub's co-founders: the lawyers' marketplace
--- The Impact Lawyers interviews Maizorig Janchivdorj, co-founder of Lexub and Zolo Mundur, co-founder and CEO of Lexub, a platform that serves as a marketplace for lawyers to publish self-drafted legal documents and sell them at an affordable price   1. What is the main objective of Lexub?...
Zolo Mundur, Maizorig Janchivdorj - 13 September 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 - 12 September 2021
Book review: Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law
--- Book Review: Dennis Kennedy, Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law: A Practical Guide for Law Firms, Law Departments and Other Legal Organizations (October 18, 2019) The word “innovation” can sound ominous to those who have experienced too many brainstorming sessions featuring a sw...
Jerry Lawson - 10 August 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
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
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
The first step towards Bar Associations´ innovation
--- The digital revolution has forced Bar Associations to meet new needs through innovative ways of making conferences Bar Associations also need to satisfy the changing needs of lawyers. Some of them think Bar Associations have not been able to adapt to the digital revolution that the whole world...
Joe Goodman - 22 May 2021
Innovation in mediation. Discover the programme launched by Winter Wheeler
--- Winter Wheeler has launched The Winter Wheeler Experience in order to change lawyers' perception of medication Winter Wheeler is a professional mediator and arbitrator who combines legal professionalism with remarkable communication skills. Wheeler recently launched The Winter Wheeler Experien...
Editor - 06 May 2021
Leverage ALSPs and Legaltech to Improve Work Culture, Client Service, and Your Bottom Line
--- ALSPs or Alternative Legal Service Provider and legal technology are critical resources to streamline services and results Does anyone else see it coming? It's so clear to me… We've just gone through an extended period of lockdown and reflection. We don't want to go back to the way thi...
Yvonne Nath - 28 April 2021
How to build a team or department from nothing
--- When a lawyer starts with his new legal project or becomes head of a department in a law firm, one of the first questions that crosses his mind is the structuring of his team of employees   How do you create a team from scratch? This is an eventuality that every entrepreneur - including...
Editor - 16 April 2021
How Delegations of authority destroy innovation and employee morale
--- When organizations are small, process tends to be an afterthought. This might create inefficiencies and some risk, but it also enables speed, experimentation and adaptability - all critical to innovation However, as an organization gets larger, there is not only more to lose but a lot more peo...
Steve Glaveski - 24 February 2021
Why don't we work 4 days a week?
--- First there has been the rise of teleworking and now many voices are calling for a 4-day working week, extending weekends from 2 to 3 days. The relevant question is whether such a plan would boost workers' efficiency and productivity  Have you considered implementing this measure in your ...
Editor - 15 February 2021
Innovation, disruption, and transversality to change the rules of Spain’s legal sector
--- With more than twenty-five years of experience in the legal sector, creating and transforming law firms, I sincerely believe that lawyers can add value and make a better world, fairer. We can change the industry’s rules and bring the most qualified defense closer to groups affected by abu...
David Fernandez - 13 February 2021
How to optimise your return on failure
--- If you’re not willing to fail, then you will only ever embark upon safe, incremental improvements, where you have all the answers and therefore can’t fail If you’re not failing, you’re not innovating. Elon Musk’s words are echoed by most successful entrepren...
Steve Glaveski - 09 February 2021
A platform for gathering information and boosting efficiency in the legal sector, LegalEye is born
--- It has recently been announced the birth of LegalEye, a platform promoted by Barclays and Legal Advisor, which allows law firms and legal advisors to share work and ideas efficiently, creating interesting synergies between these two areas of the legal sector  So far, six law firms have jo...
Joe Goodman - 05 February 2021
Survival guide for legal marketing managers (4). How to strengthen or create constructive relationships
In the last article of this series we tried to explain how to design a marketing plan. The pandemic has greatly changed the way marketing managers communicate with their peers. Departments are looking for new ways to communicate.  Marketing managers must also take into account the new paradigm...
William Brown - 19 January 2021
8 crucial interviews during 2020 for the legal sector
During this year, The Impact Lawyers has been pleased to be able to interview interesting and relevant profiles within the legal sector. We have interviewed professionals interested in innovation and that many of them have been able to see opportunities in the midst of the pandemic.  Below, we...
Editor - 31 December 2020
The business development keepers of 2020
Yes, there really are some things that all professional services firms should keep in their marketing and business development plans from 2020.... No.1 - Listening 2020 was the year we listened.  For some this was true pre- 2020, but there seems to have been a universal acceptance this year ...
Claire Rason - 29 December 2020
5 minutes to a good idea
At our recent 48 Hour Lean Startup workshop I helped guide an optometrist with no idea what he wanted to work on to a gamechanging concept in under 5 minutes. How? --- What does your day look like? I see patients. What else do you do? Administrative tasks. How much time do you spend on these ...
Steve Glaveski - 24 December 2020
Legaltech: 5 first pioneers to join Lawtech Sandbox Pilot
The Lawteck UK platform has announced the startups ClauseMatch, Amplified Global, Clause, Deep Tech Dispute Resolution Lab and Legal Utopia as the first pioneers to join The Lawtech Sandbox Pilot project. The Lawtech Sandbox Pilot will provide these 5 startups with three months of advice to deliver...
William Brown - 10 December 2020
Discover the legal accelerator created by Allens-Linklaters and Collective Campus
The law firm Allens has opened the registration for its new legal accelerator called "Auctus - Allens Legal Accelerator". This innovative project will be carried out with the innovation consultancy firm Collective Campus. The accelerator offers innovators and entrepreneurs in Australia and internat...
William Brown - 27 November 2020
Legalpioneer.org: A platform with over 4,900 pioneers in the legal sector. Why join this platform?
We could attract more talent to help build better technology than in the last decade. And we hope these pioneers start on Legalpioneer.org. TLDR: Despite a decade with thousands of companies with billions in capital, we failed to bring meaningful change to the process of law. No matter the reasons,...
Raymond Blijd - 27 October 2020
What are the main barriers faced by in-house lawyers regarding innovation?
Are you an in-house lawyer and don't know how to make your work and services more innovative? Allen & Overy has published a report in which they surveyed 92 senior lawyers from corporate legal departments about the barriers that corporate lawyers face in becoming more innovative in their offices...
Editor - 13 October 2020
Know the winners of The Changing Lawyers Awards
The judging team of The Changing Lawyers Awards had announced last week the winners of this original award:  Legal Innovator of the Year: Presented to the individual who has driven the most significant change within their firm or legal department. Evan J. Shenkman, Senior Director of Knowle...
Editor - 05 October 2020
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