Law firms can improve processes, just like any other business. However, there is no industry baseline by which to measure process improvements, so to account for wide variations, we need an Individual Controll Chart.” Donna Seyle‘s insight: Using fee models from other industries can help lawyers move away from the billable hours and eventually pass ...
Picking Cloud Platforms: What Is Right for Your Business?
NEWS ANALYSIS: Don’t follow the herd when making your technology choices. And don’t make the same old assumptions about the capabilities of cloud computing. Donna Seyle‘s insight: Cloud computing is anything but static, and dozens of cloud options are available to suit the tech strategy for your business or law practice. See on www.eweek.com
Malpractice Insurance Provider Writes Sympathetically About Unbundling
“One anxiety that has held back expansion of unbundling is fear that malpractice carriers will be unhappy with their clients providing unbundled legal assistance… [T]his fear is largely dissipating. . .” Donna Seyle‘s insight: One best practice for unbundling is to check with your insurer to confirm coverage of unbundled services. See on accesstojustice.net
“There are many good reasons for law firms to adopt business practices from other industry segments. As has been made abundantly clear, the laws of economics apply equally to law firms as to other businesses.” Donna Seyle‘s insight: If lawyers have learned anything from the last few years, it should be that they and their ...
“[L]aw is facing a productivity imperative. To cope with globalization, the world needs better, faster, and cheaper legal output. The artisan trained lawyer just can’t keep up. To address the productivity imperative – or, more accurately, to turn a profit from this business opportunity—a new generation of legal entrepreneurs has emerged.” Donna Seyle‘s insight: An ...
Far and away the best analyst and predictor of the evolution of the legal marketplace is Richard Susskind, the U.K.-based academic and futurist. Richard has a new book out called Tomorrow’s Lawyers, an Introduction to Your Future. Donna Seyle‘s insight: Excellent, and original, analysis of future law practice possibilities. See on www.abajournal.com
” What are we aiming to achieve with the growing integration of technology into the legal system?” Donna Seyle‘s insight: An extremely thoughtful look at the progression of legal technology and its use in the practice of law. See on www.law21.ca
Legal Ethics Considerations for Lawyers’ Use of Cloud Computing Services | Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) in California, MCLE Los Angeles, CLE Orange County, Irvine & San Francisco
Lawyers must keep legal ethics concerns (and responsibilities) in mind when considering cloud computing solutions for their law firms’ and clients’ information. Donna Seyle‘s insight: A good overview of state bar opinions and work of ABA’s Commission on Ethics 20/20. See on www.netforlawyers.com
Young, Smart, and Safe: General Technology Guidelines for Young Lawyers
Technology is essential to any law practice, whether you are a young lawyer or not, or in a big firm, small firm, or on your own. Young lawyers should get off on the right foot by following these general technology use guidelines. Donna Seyle‘s insight: A good checklist and reminder of what you need to ...
Rethinking Law as Process: Creativity, Novelty, Change (Paperback) – Routledge
“Rethinking Law as Process draws on insights from ‘process philosophy’ in order to rethink the nature of legal decision-making.” Donna Seyle‘s insight: Fascinating new book advocating a “continuous effort to refine and to redefine the continuous flux of legal understanding.” See on www.routledge.com