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There is widespread consensus that the legal profession stands at an important inflection point. Traditional models of professional organization, practice, and education are under increasing pressure to adapt to important changes in the environments in which lawyers work. At the same time, these same forces make the profession’s commitment to its traditional ideals of equality and the rule of law more relevant and important than ever.
In this interconnected world; governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) are no longer defined by traditional organization boundaries that no longer exist. The organization must holistically look at the web of relationships that form the organization and nest in deep supply chains and subcontractor relationships. Third party risk is the organizations risk. Their issues are your issues. Their compliance and ethics problems are your problems.
What have been 2015’s most important developments in legal technology? For the past two years, I’ve posted my picks of the top developments in legal tech (2014, 2013). With another year under our belts, it’s time to look back at 2015.
What follows are my picks for the year’s most important legal technology developments. As in past years, the numbers are not meant to be rankings — all of these are important in their own ways. I also refer you back to my prior years’ posts, as much of what I said in them remains true today.
The good news is that we live in an exciting time for knowledge management innovation. Many of the core technologies that will make this next generation of knowledge management possible are becoming available through leading collaboration and KM platforms.
Companies such as Microsoft, Google, Facebook and others are working on social graph efforts, where the relationships between document artifacts and business processes are joined by and expanded upon by the relationships of readers, authors, team members, administrators, and anyone else who may interact with any single node, amplifying the relationships between nodes exponentially.
In this Part II of the 2016 predictions, we continue our crystal-ball gazing into the near future! In this part we have predictions from:
..and we will have further predictions in Part III!
The Center for the Study of the Legal Profession at the Georgetown University Law Center and Thomson Reuters Peer Monitor are pleased to present this 2016 Report setting out our views of the dominant trends impacting the legal market in 2015 and key issues likely to influence the market in 2016 and beyond.