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A Digital Lawyer #1: Re-thinking legal operations during the crisis

Industry news on legal tech, digital transformation & innovation in law and professional growth.

In this month’s Digital Lawyer:

Legal tech industry news

The coronavirus crisis affects legal professionals who have to work digitally with their teams and clients now. To help lawyers keep providing their legal services, Lawsiteblog put together the list of online resources for case management, tracking billable hours, electronic signature, management of legal operations platforms etc. 

STHLM Fintech Week and Nordic Legal Tech have partnered to discuss the changing role of in-house counsel. Too many legal teams are still isolated from the business functions what makes businesses get stuck and lose profits. Victoria Swedjemark, Founder at Glowmind and former Head of Legal, Regulatory and Security at Tele2 Sweden shared a simple trick: “Get your lawyers out from behind their desks and show them what you do”. Read all the takeaways here. 

Digital transformation and innovation in law

Episode 1 from the series of “Better contracts” explains how to make contracts even more functional with the “business-end first” method. The method is used to structure content and standardise key terms across the contracts, which helps with productivity, analytics and automation.

Out-of-box methods for operational change in legal services. How to use legal service design to improve the client experience, a lean method to map and fix any legal process flow, Six Sigma to eliminate operational defects, a rule of 80 / 20 to select and implement software within your legal team. Antony Smith, a training provider of legal project management (LPM), shared these methods in his blog.

Professional growth and personal productivity

James Clear questions the habit of setting up goals and offers to focus on building up the right systems. “If you completely ignored your goals and focused only on your system, would you still succeed? For example, if you were a basketball coach and you ignored your goal to win a championship and focused only on what your team does at practice each day, would you still get results?”. Read the full article here. 

Harvard Business Review conducted the survey to figure out what makes some people more productive than others. The results led to some productivity hacks such as: revise your daily schedule the night before to emphasize your priorities; schedule an appointment on your calendar and jot down your objectives for it; before reading any length material, identify your specific purpose for it; before writing anything of length, compose an outline with a logical order to help you stay on track. All hacks work pretty well with lawyers’ routine – learn them here.

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