The ABA Center for Innovation, formed in 2016 as the result of report by the ABA Commission on the Future of Legal Services, published its first annual report just before Christmas. This showcases its programs. The center is reticent – that is to say silent – on the size of its budget. And the ABA … Continue reading ABA Center for Innovation: a new kid on the block struggling for space?
Proposals by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to upend the traditional organisation of legal education in England and Wales offer the opportunity for discussion of the importance of covering the impact of technology on the training of lawyers. The SRA intends to end the autonomy of law schools to pass students for both the academic … Continue reading Law Schools, Technology and Access to Justice
Technology has certainly got the attention of the private profession around the world. Four reports on the future of legal services in specific jurisdictions, all covering the impact of innovation and technology, have been published since last August by from law societies and their equivalents covering Singapore, the United States, England and Wales and New … Continue reading Technology and lawyers in private practice: hearing the drumbeats
Back in London from the ABA LegalTech conference, it is spring. The Inns of Court (The picture is Lincoln’s Inn taken this afternoon) look as beautiful as they have done over the centuries – as if little might have changed. But, as the ABA ’s presence in a Chicago – famous for its rather more … Continue reading The stirring of the start ups: from Chicago to London
Insiders liked last week’s ABA TechShow. Veteran US commentator Bob Ambrogi was fulsome in his praise of the way that the schedule had been refreshed by a rule that no one who had spoken in the last five years spoke again this year. I have no idea how it compared with previous years but it … Continue reading The top ten practical tech lessons: a view from Chicago