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Digital Lawyer #7: Mindful Digital Transformation and Change Management for Lawyers

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

In this month’s Digital Lawyer:

Digital transformation and innovation in law

#1

Mark Le Blanc’s article explains how a modern in-house lawyer’s focus in this age of commoditization has evolved from negotiation of contract terms to advising on legal and business risk and being responsible for contract management systems.

#2

“Chris Fowler and Jon Pedersen share ideas about how to begin and sustain a legal department’s digital transformation: what it means, how to prepare, key elements to consider, and important steps to take as you progress”. Access the article here. 

Legal tech industry news

#3

Alex Hamilton, the CEO of Radiant Law, lists basic legal tech solutions such as e-signatures, portals, dashboards and document automation that can effectively address the needs of specific users: who should implement what, how to do it and how much it would cost. Check the list here.

#4

A legal design technique called Contract Design Canvas serves lawyers to visually map out their contract and align their content with the business goals. Verity, a Legal Counsel and Automation Coach at Telstra, Australia’s largest telecommunications and technology company, writes the article and comments: “If your contracts aren’t performing to their intended purpose, that is a red flag for re-design.”

Professional growth and personal productivity

#5

A hot challenge nowadays is helping lawyers to be more productive regardless of their working location as ‘the mental and physical well-being of remote-working lawyers cannot be ignored, especially when 22% of them say they are willing to leave their current firm if it doesn’t allow lawyers to work remotely or flexible hours at least some of the time”. Read more here. 

#6

Ken Grady pointed out 9 principles of global change management for law departments: “Now that change is constant in the legal industry, building change management skills is a valuable investment for lawyers. Getting many offices around the world to move in the same direction at the same time may seem like a daunting task. It isn’t as hard as it looks once everyone on the team is committed and moving in the same direction”. Read the full article here.

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30.09.2020

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