Lightbulb Moments - the blogA collection of thoughts, insights and revelations about legal innovation
Innovating in the New Normal
The new normal brings new opportunities to do things differently. However, before applying a legal technology bandaid, first do your homework to understand the current process: how it could be enhanced, what impacts will it have, how will you manage the change, what issues could technology help solve?read more
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....read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Legal evolution, innovation, technology – changing law?
We talk about the rapid change happening in the legal industry today as being game-changing, disruptive and unprecedented. But is it? What’s really changed? The way we deliver services – sure. We can now collaborate with clients through online portals providing access...read more
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...read more
The Adventure of Innovation in Law: Part 8
The Rewards In this, the final part of my Adventure of Innovation in Law I thought it appropriate to focus on the rewards. It's fair to say both of the adventures (overlanding for six months and implementing innovation in #BigLaw) have been rewarding. When...read more
The Adventure of Innovation in Law: Part 7
Don’t give up, success is just around the corner I can't stress enough that taking on the role to implement any new initiative in a law firm, you'll need thick skin. You'll also need to keep the end goal and big picture in mind, while tracking the small details along...read more