The law firm of the future continues to be a hot topic of discussion, not just here on Zen, but among lawyers around the world. Both at our recent ILN European Regional Conference and the Association of International Law Firm Network’s (AILFN) Inaugural Summit, the questions of “what comes next?” and “how do we prepare for it?” were on the tips of everyone’s tongues.
So I want to check back in on our series looking at what some of the industry’s experts had to say when asked:
What do you believe lawyers and law firms need to do to prepare for the future of legal services?”
You’ll remember that their answers were pulled together in an eBook by HighQ on Smart Law, available here.
The two thought leaders we’re looking at today both consider people to be at the center of the law firm of the future – which will be a relief to those lawyers who might be concerned that robots are about to take over their jobs. But we can all agree that while technology is still going to play a huge role in the next phase of the legal industry (and does already), the people are – and will always be – at its core. Continue Reading