Paradigm Shift

20 ABA Journal Paradigm Shift articles.

How managed services are building systems for corporate legal work
Legal managed services providers design, build and staff process-driven systems that efficiently complete legal work. The work’s content often is sophisticated and important to the client’s long-term commercial interests. Yet the volume is too large to be performed cost-effectively by law firm associates and too narrow and repetitive to warrant hiring more in-house lawyers.
Some law firms look outside law practice to avoid their ‘Kodak moment’
During the course of reporting this story, the name Kodak kept coming up as a symbol of where the legal industry could be headed if it continues to resist technology.…
What the jobs are: New tech and client needs create a new field of legal operations
It's mid-March and I'm at the DocuSign conference at the Grand Hyatt in downtown San Francisco. It's a bustling gathering with a Fortune 500 vibe—room after room of people discussing…
Roundtable on change and challenge in the business of law
At a rather small table in a large hotel conference room, five pioneers in new legal services met with the ABA Journal in May. Someone suggested the Las Vegas gathering…
Model program brings holistic solutions to divorce
Does the UK know something we don’t about alternative business structures?
Who owns the law? Technology reignites the war over just how public documents should be

These days the smallest and most exclusive piece of real estate in Washington, D.C., is the sliver of common ground that exists between congressional Democrats and Republicans. But during a…

Architecture firm unveils display of the ‘law firm of the future’

There have already been plenty of pop-up stores, especially ones that appear during the holidays. Now witness the pop-up law firm.

The Washington Post reported on Sunday that architectural…

These venture capitalists skip law firms for legal services startups
Who’s eating law firms’ lunch?

Deanna Johnston had 30 minutes to spare. As vice president of litigation at Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co., she and her busy team couldn’t afford to waste time meeting with another…

How law firms can use LPOs to their own advantage (podcast with transcript)

Podcast Transcript

Reginald Davis: What should your law firm do to deal with these upstart non-traditional legal service providers?

Bill Henderson: If I was a law firm, I would go…

ABA Journal takes home hardware in journalism contest

The ABA Journal congratulates its staff and contributors for several awards in the national and regional business-to-business journalism contest sponsored by the American…

‘Law is broken.’ Will these legal tech gurus bring about change?

Corrected: “The law is broken, change is coming.”

So said Axiom Law Managing Director Henry Jones at a one-day session not for the many U.S. lawyers clinging to a century-old…

The Pedigree Problem: Are Law School Ties Choking the Profession?

John, a senior associate at a regional law firm, read the recruiter’s email a second time, still in disbelief.

An experienced litigator, John (who asked not to be identified out…

The Law School Bubble: How Long Will It Last if Law Grads Can’t Pay Bills?

For Andrea, a past decision to ensure her future in law has left her in a stressed and distressful present. Concerned over how it might affect her job prospects, she…

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