There’s no denying that we’re in an age of disruption in the legal profession. The old, established way of practising law is being questioned and rejected by both lawyers and clients.
At the heart of the change is the slow death of the billable hour. As firms do away with billing by the hour they realise that they’re embarking on a redesign of their whole business model. When you stop charging based on time, all of a sudden you also need to make a whole lot of other changes. You need new metrics to measure and reward staff performance. You learn the importance of project management, knowledge management, process design and how to foster a culture of innovation. In many cases, you rebuild your business from the ground up.
My new podcast, Doing Law Differently explores how the world’s most progressive law firms and legal service providers are thinking outside the box and challenging the status quo.
It’s easy to talk about why we should change, but the implementation is the hard bit. I focus on the “what” and “how” of change, sharing tried and tested takeaways from those at the coalface. I want to find out what NewLaw looks like from the inside and aim to tap into the valuable knowledge of those who are walking the talk.
Join me from 6 August as I interview forward-thinking leaders who share how they’re doing law differently.
If you want to join me to share how you’re doing law differently, get in touch!