The pace of business and the breadth of social change make it difficult to render an accurate portrait of what will be known as “law new.” In its broadest context, the term refers to any area of legal practice that seeks to innovate by deploying strategies or methodologies not commonly found in the standard setting of a law firm. It also encompasses new ways to deliver legal services, leveraging technology and focusing on process. While a number of firms are exploring the concept, not all understand how to effectively embrace it as part of their overall strategy.
Several major firms, including Squire Patton Boggs, Hogan Lovells and Stroock, are already navigating the rocky waters of a new law. For many, the key to success lies in changing their client relationships and transforming the culture of their firm. In the face of such an arduous task, some are turning to consultants for help and others are leaving altogether.
To help navigate the new terrain, some law firm leaders are looking to hire a chief innovation officer (CIO). These officers are charged with integrating new technologies and techniques into a firm’s workflow and helping to identify innovative approaches that can be used to create value for clients. They are not to be seen as replacements for partners or paralegals, but rather as collaborators in a team that is focused on creating impactful outcomes for the firm and its clients.
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