Category: Future of Law

Disruption SmackDown!

Jill Lepore (a Harvard history professor) has launched a broadside attack on Clayton Christensen in the most recent issue of The New Yorker. It’s a lively piece and highly entertaining if you go in for intellectual smackdowns. And now Christensen has fired back with a...

The Social Law Firm 2014: A Work-in-Progress

We first used the phrase The Social Law Firm about a year ago in a post on this blog. (You can read the original post here.) For us the phrase crystalizes an important idea and points to an emerging trend in the legal market. As law firms continue to face intense...

The Perils of Incumbency

Over the long weekend I had a chance to catch up on some reading. At the top of the stack I found the Innovation Report from the New York Times – this is the internal strategic assessment prepared by a team of Times’ staffers under the leadership Arthur Gregg...

Hacking the Law: Evolution or Revolution?

What is the future of legal technology? Will it evolve over time or will it be violently disrupted by a series of events? Last Friday, I had the opportunity to get a glimpse of what the future of legal technology might hold when I attended an all day conference at my...