LEGALTECH MATTERS is a bi-weekly podcast dedicated to creating conversations about technology, trends, and innovation for law firms and companies – big and small. Leading legal journalists, consultants, and lawyers Bob Ambrogi, Joe Borstein, Caroline Hill, Ari Kaplan, and Adriana Linares host the podcast.
An Insider Look into Legal Tech Training
24.2.2023Caroline Hill, Editor-in-Chief for Legal IT Insider, talks with four leading experts in the delivery of training to legal professionals globally. They discuss training as a career path for women; what issues law firms face and what they are doing right; how training can be leveraged as a competitive advantage; and whether firms can measure ROI when evaluating training.
What are the implications of NLP and AI for legal tech?
24:51LEGALTECH MATTERS host, Ari Kaplan, talks to Tonya Custis, Director of AI Research at Autodesk, about the connection between music, artificial intelligence, and computational linguistics. They explore the implications of ChatGPT, natural language processing, and AI generative models for legal use, the increasing number of roles related to machine learning, data science, innovation, and knowledge management, and what that means for legal.
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Progress, and The Lack Thereof, in The Evolution of Legal Services Toward Scale
10.2.2023Nobody knows more about the state of law firms and corporate legal departments than Casey Flaherty and his colleagues at LexFusion. In this podcast, Casey and host David Curle compare some of the insights from LexFusion’s recent Legal Market Year in Review with Litera’s Changing Lawyer over the years. Casey finds an industry that still faces challenges in building legal organizations for spend optimization and scale.
Reinventing Legal Talks E-Discovery and Knowledge Management
27.1.2023In this week’s podcast Ari Kaplan, legal industry analyst and LEGALTECH MATTERS host, talks with Catherine Hanley, Knowledge Management Lawyer, Sidley Austin. They discuss the pathway from e-discovery to knowledge management, the increasing deployment of practice support lawyers in law firms, the skills necessary to succeed as a KM lawyer, and future opportunities in knowledge management.
The Power of Networking, Relationships, and Tech for Firms of All Sizes
13.1.2023LEGALTECH MATTERS host Adriana Linares talks with Liz McCausland, former insurance defense attorney and now solo practitioner specializing in bankruptcy. Liz discusses the importance of networking and building relationships in one’s personal and professional life – and the tech tools that enable her to run her solo practice.
An Insider Look into the Importance of Design in Digital Products
9.1.2023In this week’s podcast, LEGALTECH MATTERS host and Editor-in-Chief for Legal IT Insider Caroline Hill talks with Nicole Bradick, the Founder and CEO of the legal and justice technology design and development agency, Theory and Principle. They discuss recent changes in how law firms and legal tech developers are approaching product development and the importance of UX/UI for product adoption and success.
The Chair of the ABA Law Practice Division talks about the organization
19.12.2022LEGALTECH host Adriana Linares talks with Stephen Embry, lawyer and Chair of the Law Practice Division of the ABA, about his work there and how he got into content writing. Stephen also identifies three trends that will impact 2023: the debate on remote working will continue, the potential for a recession, and large law firms competing with small-town lawyers.
Insights from the Changing Lawyer Report: A European Perspective
12.12.2022Litera’s Legal Content and Research Lead, David Curle, discusses the regional European and North American editions of Litera’s The Changing Lawyer report with Helena Hallgarn. Helena is Co-Founder of Virtual Intelligence VQ, a Swedish legal tech company engaged in digitizing legal services. They discuss trends and findings from the regional reports, and other aspects of the European and global legal tech communities.
Insights from the Changing Lawyer Report: Automation is Everywhere
5.12.2022This podcast examines one of the key themes from this year’s The Changing Lawyer report, “Automation is Everywhere.” Litera’s Legal Content and Research Lead, David Curle, interviews Stuart Whittle, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer at Weightmans, a leading UK law firm with roots in Liverpool. They discuss the ubiquitous reach of automation in the legal industry today, with many examples from Whittle’s experience at Weightmans.
Insights from the Changing Lawyer Report: Changing Work Expectations within the Legal Profession
28.11.2022This podcast examines one of the key themes from this year’s The Changing Lawyer report, the changing work expectations for lawyers and others in the legal services industry. Litera’s Legal Content and Research Lead, David Curle, interviews Bea Seravello and Brad Blickstein of consulting and communications firm Baretz+Brunelle about how the pandemic and other external factors are changing perspectives about work today.