Legal innovation League

Inspirational ideas on legal tech and innovation from Anders Spile

Contracts are stuck in 2004. Here’s how to fix them
There is a new standard for portability and accessibility of information - and contracts are not up to it. The history of contracts shows us that we are ready for the new revolution.
Lawyers are taking over the Metaverse. And it’s a terrible idea.
Law firms appears in the metaverse without adding any value. It proves the crisis of legal innovation these days.
Legal Tech Is Not About Lawyers (Survey Shows!)
Our research shows that lawyers and counsels are not the ones driving legal innovation. It happens everywhere else. The sooner we realize that legal tech is not about lawyers. The faster we will get this movement going.
The Skills You Need To Succeed in Legal Ops
People working within legal ops must have 3 essential skills: 1. Legal expertise. 2. Some degree of tech literacy. 3. A fundamental understanding of business. Here is why.
The legal ops movement is redefining legal forever
T‍he Legal Operations Movement is redefining legal forever. Legal ops shows us that legal doesn't have to be a cost centre. It can be a value-creator.
A legal tech status report with Artificial Lawyer
Legal tech as a concept has received plenty of attention in recent years. We asked one of the masterminds behind the movement what it really means.
What will be the Legal Tech Trends of 2021 (and what will definitely not!)
We asked some thought-leaders what they thought will be the legal trends of 2021 - and what would probably not. Here is what they replied.
What are lawyers looking for in legal tech products?
To support the accelerating legal innovation movement, Legal Tech Weekly has sought to provide such answers. We have asked 8 Nordic law firms what they are looking for in new legal tech solutions and what parameters determine their choice of provider?
What drone law teaches us about the future of law
Specialised practise areas such as drone law has allowed more cross-jurisdictional legal work on a global scale. Legal Tech Weekly asked a drone lawyer how that works.
Top trends in contract management 2020
The general idea is that the industry gravitates towards a position where data-driven contract automation is a global norm. But what is the status quo? And what are the current top trends in contract management 2020, here and now?
The Skills You Need To Succeed in Legal Ops
People working within legal ops must have 3 essential skills: 1. Legal expertise. 2. Some degree of tech literacy. 3. A fundamental understanding of business. Here is why.
The O shaped lawyer: Rounded and human-centric
The transformation of the industry has forced lawyers to develop a breadth of new skills. To stay competitive, lawyers must have a basic tech literacy, a data-driven mindset, and a better understanding of business. But should they also learn more social and human-centric skills? Yes, says the people behind the the O shaped lawyer programme.
The future ready lawyer: The gap between awareness and readiness to change
Wolters Kluwer has published their annual Future Ready Lawyer report. It reveals a significant gap between awareness and readiness to change.
The Big Four Horsemen of alternative legal services, or the law firm apocalypse
Alternative legal service providers, which includes everything from the Big Four accountants to platforms like Atrium, are growing quickly. But what are the Big Fours own perspectives on their triumphs in the legal industry?
The mental health crisis in the legal industry and what to do about it
The legal industry has a mental health issue. But how bad is it? And what are we to do about it?
The legal ops movement is redefining legal forever
T‍he Legal Operations Movement is redefining legal forever. Legal ops shows us that legal doesn't have to be a cost centre. It can be a value-creator.
Teknofobens guide til kunstig intelligens
Teknofobens guide til kunstig intelligens giver indsigt i kunstig idioti, racistiske softwares og løsningen findes måske i en menneske-centrisk fremtid.
The future of law schools
A consumer-driven “more-for-less” challenge, a liberalisation of the legal market and new information technologies will cause drastic changes to the legal industry, so an important question arises; are law schools doing enough to prepare the lawyers to-be for that future?
New Nordic Legal Tech Hub
Nordic Legal Tech Hub that just launched in Copenhagen this winter. The new initiative aims to gather tech providers, law firms, corporate counsels, and academics.
Simple legal automation & the AI bubble
‍Recently, there has also been much talk about an AI bubble caused by a discrepancy between the enormous expectations to the technology and it's actual capabilities. Should we focus on simple legal automation instead?
Tech Academy: Improving the tech literacy of law students
This May, Linn Alfredsson launched Tech Academy at Lund University in order to introduce Swedish law students to the emerging technologies and how they apply.
Teaching lawyers how to start a startup!
The course How to start a startup is a fresh and practical approach to corporate law working on creating the soft skills that the lawyers of the future need.
Sådan efterkommer du de nye krav til kryptering
Der kommer nye krav til kryptering ved transmission af persondata - Vi guider til løsninger!
Er smart contracts i virkeligheden dumme?
Smart contracts er en af de mest hypede nye teknologier. Men er smart contracts nu også så smarte, som navnet foreskriver?
Legal Tech Is Not About Lawyers (Survey Shows!)
Our research shows that lawyers and counsels are not the ones driving legal innovation. It happens everywhere else. The sooner we realize that legal tech is not about lawyers. The faster we will get this movement going.
Meet the initiative that is mapping global legal responses to COVID-19
As a response to the current pandemic, Margeret Rose-Goddard and her colleagues from FutureLaw, has founded the Global COVID19 Policy Response as a meta-legal research initiative.
Out now: The Manifesto of the Fluid Law Firm
The Manifesto of the Fluid Law Firm is our vision for the law firm of the future. We believe that law firms must rearrange themselves to stay competitive in the customer-centric age.
New eBook out now: Legal Tech 2019
In a new eBook, Legal Tech Weekly takes a look at the year that went by in legal tech. We identify the tree major challenges in the current legal industry and propose three solutions to those challenges.
Nordic legal tech trends 2019
What will be the biggest legal tech trends in 2019? We have asked some of the key players in the digital transformation of the legal industry in the Nordics to answer that question.
OK, boomer. Here is how to manage Generation Z
In a legal industry context, the boomer would be the managing partner who is reluctant to make long term investments in the technological transformation. That is how some on the Generation Z see it.
Legal tech is booming: Are we heading for crash or shooting for the stars?
There is a massive boom in legal tech investments. Now, the billion-dollar question that is being raised multiple places is whether the development marks the final breakthrough for legal technology, or we are witnessing a legal tech bubble that is about to burst?
Legal Tech Weekly in English!
Legal Tech Weekly will be in English as we believe Nordic legal tech could benefit from a boost internationally.
Legal Tech Trends 2019
Årsskiftet er en kærkommen lejlighed til at se lidt nærmere på det kommende år. Derfor stiller vi det presserende spørgsmål: Hvad bliver de største legal tech trends i 2019?
Legal tech in the time of COVID-19
The impact of COVID-19 on the legal tech market is clear: The future of work is now. Technology is no longer a promise (or threat) of an automated future. It is a lifeline.
Legal tech around the World: Brazil
In Legal Tech Around the World we take a look at the ecosystem of legal tech Brazil which grew by 300% in two years.
Legal tech around the World: Singapore
Singapore is a smart place. Nowhere in the world has the internet of things had such an impact as in Singapore so the future for legal tech in Singapore is certainly worth following,
LawGeex: AI and Legal tech in Silicon Valley of the Middle East
Legal Tech Weekly visited LawGeex for a chat about the innovative spirit of the Israeli people, the role of artificial intelligence in the legal industry, and how to brand a legal tech company.
Legal tech around the World: India
With an estimated total population of 1.4 billion people, around 17% of the world is Indian. That alone makes the legal tech scene an interesting one. There are almost 750 million internet users in the country, and the massive legal sector in the country gives it an enormous power that can contribute significantly to the overall growth of the legal tech industry. Legal Tech Weekly takes a look at legal tech in India.
Legal robots & the human x- factor
In his newly published book Robots Entering the Legal Profession, Niels Christian Ellegaard searches for answers about legal robots and the human X factor in law.
Legal Tech Academy presents: Frank Pasquale
On September 30th, The Legal Tech Academy will host its third event. This time we have invited the acclaimed author, Frank Pasquale, to present and discuss his new book New Laws of Robotics.
Legal Tech 2018: “Innovation er fint, så længe vi ikke skal ændre på noget”
Legal Tech 2018 åbenbarede, at der er masser af lyst til at innovere og ditto vilje til at investere. Når det kommer til at ændre praksis er det en anden sag.
Legal Design and how to make legal products more accessible through design principles
In Finland, a young law firm is applying strategic legal design principles to make the law more accessible and their legal products more user-friendly. When the paradigm shift happens, this approach might be required to comply, their CEO predicts.
In-house legal counsel skal være et profitcenter!
In-house legal stor overfor en digital transformation. De skal blive et profitcenter for at kunne klare sig.
Lawyers are taking over the Metaverse. And it’s a terrible idea.
Law firms appears in the metaverse without adding any value. It proves the crisis of legal innovation these days.
Lawyers should think like coders: “If I go to the gym today, it’s pizza for dinner. Otherwise it’s salad“
Lawyers must get aquatinted with the if-this-then-that logic that is applied by coders in digital technologies: If I go to the gym today, it’s pizza for dinner. Otherwise, it’s salad.
Law firms cannot rely on law alone
Law firms must begin overcoming the chasm to other professional services. Either by merging with other professional consultancies or by developing new pillars if they want to sustain their competitive advantage in the professional services industry of the future.
Join our Legal Tech Academy
Contractbook and The University of Copenhagen have joint forces to launch a Legal Tech Academy for young and future lawyers.
Introducing the Future Framework for Legal Practice (Part 1)
The legal industry needs a new, more dynamic and flexible framework for legal practice. In the coming weeks, I will publish a series of articles introducing the Future Framework for Legal Practice.
Introduktion til kunstig intelligens i advokatbranchen
Kunstig intelligens er udset til at blive den store game changer i advokatbranchen. Men hvad er det egentlig? Og hvordan kan det bruges? LegalTechWeekly giver en (relativt) kort introduktion til kunstig intelligens i den juridiske industri.
What inhouse counsels want from external law firms
We have consulted legal counsels to hear why companies choose internal legal solutions, what motivates their choice of a law firm, and in the end what the external law firms could do to become more attractive to general counsels.
InsiderLog - Legal tech by accident
It was not exactly the plan that John Engholm should lead one of the most successful legal tech adventures in Scandinavia when he quit his job in a major Swedish law firm. Now he leads InsiderLog.
Innovation as a legal profession
There is a common understanding that successful adoption of the latest legal technology requires a chief innovation officer. But what do these innovation people think of their own new role?
Legal tech in Europe: How will the EU's digital strategy impact legal tech?
Is EU's forced focus on data ethics making European legal tech providers more attractive for the risk-averse legal industry? Or is the strict focus on data governance slowing down the development of artificial intelligence to a degree where non-European legal tech companies have an advantage to legal tech in Europe??
Legal Hackers - Hacking the way to justice
Legal Hackers is a grassroots movement that seeks to foster creative problem-solving at the intersection of law and technology by creating an open culture for law. This is the portrait.
How AI changes the law
This week, Legal Tech Weekly takes a break from our discussion about how technologies influence the legal industry and how legal professionals practise law. Rather, we direct our attention to some of the implications that emerging new technologies pose to the law. They are more comprehensive than you might think.
Gig economy and its legal implications
Legal Tech Weekly has interviewed Danish lawyer Martin Lavesen, who has been chairman of the expert group and concurrently is managing partner in DLA Piper Denmark. We focused on discussing what the rising gig economy means for the legal profession and the potential ethical or regulatory impact.
Future Framework for Legal Practice: Navigating Internal and External Environments (Part 2)
In this article, we dive into the makeup of the framework, exploring the various environments and the rationale behind its structure. The Future Framework for Legal Practice invites you to a quantum leap in the way you approach the operation of your law practice. As noted in the previous article, the Future Framework for Legal Practice is made up of three environments. So let us take a closer look at what constitutes them.
General legal counsels should be centres of profit
Comment: CEO in Contractbook, Niels Martin Brøchner, takes a look at what is in store for general legal counsels in the near future.
Future Framework for Legal Practice: How to operate a law firm in larger interconnected ecosystems (Part 3)
The Bridging Environment completes the current iteration of the Future Framework for Legal Practice in expanding the vision of the future of legal service providers. This Environment is where the legal service providers interact with other businesses and integrate into a broader ecosystem. I
Digitaliseringens betydning for produktivitet
Forskningen peger på, at digitaliseringen omvendt medfører et stort et potentiale for at øge produktiviteten og udvikle nye forretningsstrategier. Vi tager et blik på digitaliseringens positive indflydelse på produktiviteten.
Escaping the echo chamber
We have summoned the Australian lawyer and futurist, Quddus Pourshafie who is founder of the company Futurelab.legal, and asked him how we can bridge lawyers and tech providers to secure a successful transformation of the industry.
5 forhindringer for innovation af advokatbranchen
Partnerstrukturer, adfærdsmekanismer og økonomiske incitamenter. Vi ser på 5 forhindringer for innovation i advokatbranchen.
Fluid Law Firm: Break the doom-loop and engage in ecosystems to meet the increasing demand for client-centricity
A closer look at the Fluid Law Firm and ideas for how law firms can become more agile, adaptable and engaged by prioritising fluidity and external client innovation.
Do lawyers need to learn to code?
There is a new class of lawyer in town - one that is just as comfortable with code as appearing in court. They are being called the “techno-legals” by some, “lawyer-coders” or “lawyer-developers” by others.
Can regulation boost legal innovation?
Is legislation an overlooked factor when it comes to legal innovation and the development of a full-flourishing legal tech industry? And if so, could regulation be the conclusive boost to legal innovation?
Customer success in law. Or what law firms could learn from SaaS companies
To use customer success in law, law firms could look to how modern software companies have refined the idea of customer success, focused on outcome-value and measured their accomplishments in client retention rather than just customer acquisition.
Contracts are stuck in 2004. Here’s how to fix them
There is a new standard for portability and accessibility of information - and contracts are not up to it. The history of contracts shows us that we are ready for the new revolution.
Clouded Judgment - Lawyers and the Cloud
If it is not the cloudy metaphor, why else is the legal profession so reluctant to use it? Why are we continuing to have discussions about the use of cloud technologies in the legal profession?
The collaborative approach to innovation
Baker McKenzie partner, Theo Ling, who founded Whitespace Legal Collab is interviewed about the collaborative approach to innovation.
Can legal creativity cultivate better contracts?
L‍egal Creativity can reimagine the way contracts are presented today. Instead of making long, bureaucratic and technical documents, Manuello inspires lawyers to re-design contracts.
Time to kill the bill? - Alternative fee arrangements in the legal industry
This week Legal Tech Weekly looks at why alternative fee arrangements and pricing models are becoming increasingly prevalent in the legal industry and examines how some legal practices are putting them into great effect.
Can artificial intelligence bring real justice?
Andrew Arruda has been advocating that artificial intelligence can create more work for lawyers while also improving access to justice worldwide. Legal Tech Weekly asks whether artificial intelligence can bring real justice?
Build or buy?
Skal man bygge sine egne digitale løsninger eller købe sig fra det? Build or buy diskussionen er central for en hver virksomhed i den digitale transformation.
Bringing legal tech down to earth
We have asked legal entrepreneur and partner in Aumento for a helicopter perspective of the industry and his advice on how we can bridge the gap between law firms and tech providers.
Advokaters personlighedstræk: Intelligente, skeptiske og ømskindede
Den amerikanske adfærdspsykolog, Dr. Larry Richards har analyseret amerikanske advokaters personlighedstræk. Ikke overraskende viste hans undersøgelser, at advokater afviger væsentlig fra resten af befolkningen.
Are online courts the future of justice?
The brave new world of online courts could and should be unrolled on a more global scale according to the so-called "Godfather of Legal Tech", Richard Susskind, in his new book Online Courts and the Future of Justice.
A connected approach to innovation
You don't get to be the oldest global law firm by being old school. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP has been around almost three centuries, and it is certainly not in their plans to quit just because a digital transformation and the liberalisation of the legal market has introduced new competition
A short introduction to litigation finance
The rise of machine learning has led to more litigation finance and the creation of legal companies whose business models are based on predicting the probability of winning a case.
A legal tech status report with Artificial Lawyer
Legal tech as a concept has received plenty of attention in recent years. We asked one of the masterminds behind the movement what it really means.
5 obstacles for innovation in the legal profession
*Partner structures, behavioural mechanisms and financial incentives - it seems there are plenty of reasons why the legal profession avoids change. In this article, we take a deeper look at what prevents law firms from innovating.*

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