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2018 Report on the State of the Legal Market

Thomson Reuters: “The market for law firm services is being transformed — by clients, by law firms that ‘get it,’ and by alternative service providers — and that pace of change in this transformative process is accelerating.”

“This statement sets the premise found in the 2018 Report on the State of the Legal Market just issued by The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at Georgetown University Law Center and Thomson Reuters Legal Executive Institute. But the report suggests that few law firms may be ready for the change. Law firms have spent much of the past decade fortifying themselves against anticipated future challenges. But strategies based on how the market has behaved in the past may be leaving many firms unprepared for the rapid transformations that are sweeping the legal industry. The report compares the strategies of many firms to the French strategy of the Maginot Line — a seemingly impregnable fortification that provided a false sense of security until it was easily defeated in the early stages of World War II. Strategic blind spots, decision-making inertia and unwillingness to adapt strategies to changing conditions can lead decision-makers to ignore signs that the world has progressed and current strategies may not be working…”

6 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Help Lawyers (Infographic)

Rocket Matter: “There’s no doubt about it: Artificial intelligence (AI) is on the rise and is very much a part of our reality. Though lawyers may be weary of AI taking their jobs, there is much to be said for artificial intelligence as a major asset to law firms. Still not convinced? This infographic breaks… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – The State of Law Library eBooks 2017-18 Part Three: What Law Libraries are Doing

Via LLRX – The State of Law Library eBooks 2017-18 Part Three: What Law Libraries are Doing – In the third installment of her series, Ellyssa Kroski discusses the hybrid model at NYLI and how her team is utilizing aggregators and individual publisher platforms as well as subscription models and patron-driven acquisitions to create the… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – 2017: The Year of Change for the Legal Industry?

Via LLRX – 2017: The Year of Change for the Legal Industry? This commentary by attorney Nicolle Schippers offers insight and perspective on how technology has changed the paradigm of legal services and client communications in 2017. Looking forward to 2018, Schippers calls upon her colleagues to engage in a continuing dialogue to collectively deliver… Continue Reading

Robert Ambrogi – 2017: The Year of Women in Legal Tech

This is a must read article – it is a positive, illuminating, thought provoking and informative shout-out to women in legal tech – some of whom you may know, and many to whom you will be introduced – who have redefined this male dominated sector with their innovative and multifaceted work in multiple arenas of… Continue Reading

The Extinction of Libraries: Why the Predictions aren’t Coming True

An idea to kick off 2018 – think of each librarian (this includes all relevant job titles) to be in essence, a living breathing library. The wide ranging expertise of each librarian engages and employs skills that include communications, marketing, research, technology innovations, teaching, training, knowledge discovery, building communities (including those of best practice), ensuring… Continue Reading

New on LLRX – Virtual Chat Reference Services

Via LLRX – Virtual Chat Reference Services – If our library had a virtual chat service linked to our website, would our reference librarians receive more questions? Brandon Wright Adler answers this question in the affirmative and shares her recommendations for services that merit your review and consideration. Continue Reading

Diversity is growing in law firms but not at the top

WashingtonPost: “Minority lawyers now make up 16 percent of law firms – a record high – but remain scarce at the top, where only 9 percent of law partners are people of color, according to new data collected by the Minority Corporate Counsel Association. Put another way, nearly half of their white counterparts make partner,… Continue Reading

Group of legal tech experts discuss whether email is broken

Is Email Broken? Law Technology Today November 30, 2017 – “Ways to communicate now with clients and collegues have grown tremendously since the days of just using the telephone, faxing a letter and even Emailing. If Email no longer gets the job done, what are our alternatives? Our Panelists Dennis Kennedy (DK), Steve Embry (SE), William Goren (WG),… Continue Reading

AALL – Budgets, Staffing for Law Libraries on the Rise

AALL news release: ” Law library information budgets and full-time law library staff are both increasing, according to the AALL Biennial Salary Survey & Organizational Characteristics study  (purchase req’d) conducted by the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). The study, the 13th conducted by AALL, provides the only comprehensive, comparative salary information designed by and… Continue Reading

International Bar Association – President’s Task Force on the Future of Legal Services

President’s Task Force on the Future of Legal Services: “The legal profession is in a period of profound change, the pace of which is intensifying. Change on this scale can be both threatening and challenging, but change can also make way for new opportunities. The IBA Task Force on the Future of Legal Services was… Continue Reading

How Artificial Intelligence Will Affect the Practice of Law

Alarie, Benjamin and Niblett, Anthony and Yoon, Albert, How Artificial Intelligence Will Affect the Practice of Law (November 7, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3066816 “Artificial intelligence is exerting an influence on all professions and industries. We have autonomous vehicles, instantaneous translation among the world’s leading languages, and search engines that rapidly locate information anywhere on… Continue Reading