A fresh perspective on the trends and issues across the global legal market.
In this issue: Continuous Innovation
VOL 2 | EDITION 2 | 2016
In this issue of Forum, we shine a bright light on technology and the special role it plays as a disruptive force and as a means for managing and thriving in a rapidly changing environment. Here we take a look at implementing innovative programs to serve clients by sharing knowledge, large law’s growing use of cloud computing technology and security considerations, the role of corporate counsel plays in innovation, the emergence of in-house counsel as a central organizing for in the legal market in India, Brazil and China, and much more.
Thomson Reuters talks with Mark Chandler SVP, GC and secretary of Cisco Systems about how to stay innovative in a tech-centric environment and promote a culture of efficiency and creativity in your legal department.
Thomson Reuters talks with Archana Makol, chief counsel of BT Legal and director of BT Law Ltd. about the evolving legal landscape in England and Wales.
In the last five years, the business of big construction has changed dramatically and the level of risk has spiked; the more complex the project, the higher the risk profile.
Littler Mendelson, the largest global employment and labor law practice, a recognized leader in implementing innovative programs and technological advancements, talks about the benefits of knowledge sharing with clients.
The Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession (CLP) has been conducting a survey of General Counsels operating in India, Brazil and China, here Forum has the preliminary conclusions.
Find out why ALM’s 2015 Am Law- LTN Tech Survey revealed that more than one-half of the 79 Am Law 200 firms responded “yes” when asked whether they use cloud computing.
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Forum spoke with Chris Landgraff and J.B. Heaton of Bartlit Beck Herman Palenchar & Scott LLP about how the firm keeps alive its innovation streak with infusions of technology and staffing and process management.
Co-Opetition? What will the future hold for “traditional” and “alternative” legal service providers?
With the rise of non-traditional business concepts, lawyers are turning to alternative legal services providers (ALSPs) increasing the potential to fundamentally change market dynamics.
Nishith Desai, head of the research-focused Indian legal and tax firm, explores the current legal environment, and why law firm leaders should be addressing robotics, automation and artificial intelligence.
The results of Thomson Reuters in-depth research with more than 400 respondents paint a picture of a segment facing challenges and opportunities in equal measure.
Pushing process and performance: How general counsel identify and overcome challenges to effectively move forward
Dozens of workshops have focused on increasing legal output and quality while simultaneously reducing costs by using the Smarter Legal Model to answer the question: What’s on your mind?
The technology-driven changes in the legal industry have spawned a fascinating network of organizations devoted to legal innovation in all its various forms.
Law firms must become cognizant of the risks associated with a data breach and focus on how they can best protect and secure their clients’ confidential data.
To be a really good lawyer, it is essential to be vigilant and constantly ask questions that might ultimately harm clients interests.