I’ve decided that I want as many people as possible to read my book, Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law: A Practical Guide for Law Firms, Law Departments and Other Legal Organizations, so I’m now making it available as a FREE PDF download – Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law – 2023 PDF Version. If
Breaking Through Common Barriers to Law Department Innovation
Lawyers are trained to think in ways that can be the opposite of good innovation practices. We spot issues and potential problems, with an emphasis on problems. We identify and manage risks, with an emphasis on the risks of doing new things. We focus, sometimes agonizingly, on process, procedure, and precedent. Saying that something “has…
Coaching and Mentoring for Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law Departments
Welcome to my occasional series of posts of excerpts from my book, Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law: A Practical Guide for Law Firms, Law Departments and Other Legal Organizations. The book is available in paperback and on Kindle on Amazon.
In this chapter, I focus on the importance of coaching and mentoring and…
Flash Sale on Kindle Version of My Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law Book
Summer is here and the time is right for innovating in the law.
From today until June 13, the Kindle version (only) of my book, Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law: A Practical Guide for Law Firms, Law Departments and Other Legal Organizations is on sale on amazon for the too-low-to-resist price of US$4.99.
Legal Innovation as a Service (for law departments only)
Summer is here and the time is right for . . . Legal Innovation as a Service for law departments only.
I’ve wrapped up my grading for my classes at University of Michigan Law School and Michigan State University College of Law for the semester.
I’m planning to largely take the summer off and concentrate…
Killing Innovation Ideas and Projects
I decided last weekend that it was time to kill off some of my innovation ideas and projects, both personal and professional.
And my timing might have been right because yesterday I watched a great Strategyzer webinar called “Why Killing Ideas is Key in Innovation,” featuring Alex Osterwalder, Tendayi Viki, and Uwe Kirscner. A replay…
Agile Lawyering in the Platform Era
I was doing some research on lawyering for ecosystems and platforms and found the video of a presentation called “Agile Lawyering inthe Platform Era” I did several years ago. It’s on The Law Lab Channel (along with many other great videos) – definitely worth a visit.
This presentation was a first pass at a topic…
Announcing: Kennedy Idea Propulsion Laboratory Community
I’m so excited to announce my new Kennedy Idea Propulsion Laboratory Community on the Mighty Networks platform.
The KIPL Community is something I’ve wanted to build for many years and I believe I’ve found the best way to do that. I invite you to join in on a transformational journey for innovators in law.
Featured Service: Panel Convergence Innovation Assistance
I’ve written extensively about what law departments can do to innovate their panel convergence efforts in recent years, including in my book, Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law: A Practical Guide for Law Firms, Law Departments and Other Legal Organizations. I’ve also made the book chapter on panel convergence available for free here.
Innovate Your Panel Convergence Effort Now: Free Book Chapter
I’m not surprised to see some significant stories recently about aggressive efforts by law departments to trim bloated lists of outside law firms and end up with leaner and more aligned panels. There are many reasons: corporate directives, economic stress, cost-cutting initiatives, reports of NYC associate billing rates topping $1,000 an hour, partners hoarding billable…