Big Law

CNBC Article on AI in Law Firms

This month CNBC Journalist Eric Rosenbaum interviewed me for an article entitled “Can elite law firms survive the rise of artificial intelligence? The jury is still out“. Below is one of several sections in the article in which I am quoted. Dolin noted that Google has a dashboard that allows its legal counsel to monitor the billing […]

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Law Librarians: The Hidden Bastions of Data-Driven Innovation

It is not uncommon to hear of venture capital’s hesitancy to invest in legal tech startups. The challenges are many: a long sales cycle, cultural conservatism and entrenched processes to name a few. Within the academic community, we’ve heard a similar reason for not investing in evolving and increasingly important legal tools. A law school […]

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Getting To New Law: Standardized Quality Metrics

I was at a gathering a while back that happened to include the General Counsel of a Fortune 100 company.  I asked him if he measured ROI on his legal spend.  “No,” he said, “I can’t.”  Why not?  “I can’t measure quality.” I suspect, though, that he meant “I can’t measure quality yet.”  At various […]

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Big Law as Legal Fiction and the Lack of Innovation

We often come across the concept of “legal fiction” in law: corporations, survivorship, adoption, real property, etc. In particular, large law firm partnerships are a legal fiction, and the fiction becomes paramount when one views the decision-making processes involved in keeping a firm viable under today’s changing ground rules. Decisions that would be in the […]

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