May 22 - 24, 2016
Trump International Beach Resort, Miami, Florida

Kenneth Grady

Lean Law Evangelist, Adjunct Professor and Member, Legal RnD Faculty
Michigan State University College of Law

17:00 Technology-Augmented Lawyers: Lean Thinking, Technology & Lawyers

In the 19th century, law departments were small and lawyers used quills and parchment. In the 20th century, law departments grew large and lawyers struggled to use computers. In the 21st century, the world may be entering The Fourth Industrial Revolution, but in law we are entering The Third Legal Practice Revolution. Computers will learn to work with humans. Technology will play a pervasive role in the delivery of legal services.

The Third Legal Practice Revolution centers on the seismic shift of lawyers moving from a labor-centric model of legal services to an augmented model of legal services. The Revolution starts by understanding the law department?s services as processes, disaggregating the processes, and starting the journey of continuous improvement. Next, simple technology replaces discrete tasks.

Finally, we move to augmentation. In this presentation, Ken Grady shows how to combine lean thinking with technology to create flexible, efficient and high quality legal services organizations built on a client-first model. Key takeaways include:

  • Moving from a labor-centric model to a client-centric model,
  • Incorporating technology with busting the budget, and
  • Making your client part of your technology strategy.

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Kenneth.

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