Lightbulb Moments - the blog

A collection of thoughts, insights and revelations about legal innovation

Stickiness of Innovation Post-Pandemic

I had the opportunity to reflect on the CLI-ALPMA Innovation and LegalTech 2021 Conference and on the final wrap up day explore the “stickiness of innovation post-pandemic” or essentially – what will make innovation and transformation sustainable in 2021 and beyond....

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Is BigLaw Innovation Redundant?

As we enter a new decade – one in which the fourth industrial revolution will fundamentally change the way we create and use, store and value, exchange and interact with data – I wonder: is innovation in BigLaw firms redundant? We often hear from legal legend...

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When is good, enough?

In a 'time is money' focused legal market, cluttered with tech solutions driving efficiencies, it's no wonder GC's are seeking more cost efficient solutions from their legal service providers. BigLaw continues to 'over service', while NewLaw is cutting their grass...

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It’s Time

Lawyers have become accustomed to billing by the hour: after all, “it’s the way we’ve always done things”. Or is it? Truth be told, billing by the hour is a relatively modern ‘invention’ largely attributed to Reginald Herber Smith who by 1940 in his US firm Hale and...

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The 3 things you need for legal innovation

After many years pushing the boundaries and being an outlier within BigLaw, it's only now I'm starting to see some of the real possibilities that legal innovation creates. It's taken almost 10 years for innovation to not only be considered as possible in law, but now...

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Innovation doesn’t have to equal invention

When turning Sydney's iconic Opera House into a jellyfish makes you think of innovation in law... I've always been a big believer that innovation doesn't have to be that inspiration that wakes you up at 3am where you go off and invent something no one has ever seen...

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