Dec 13, 2019
As 2019 draws to a close, it seemed
like a good time to celebrate our 10th TLPS podcast episode
looking back on how the legal industry fared in terms of legaltech
and innovation: What happened? What surprised us? What didn’t
happen and maybe disappointed us? And, what should we watch for in
We were joined on this partly
reflective and partly prospective journey by an amazing group of
legaltech/innovation gurus: Caryn
Sandler, Partner and Chief Knowledge and Innovation Officer
& Tobin; Warrick
McLean, CEO at Colman
Grieg Lawyers; and Graeme
Grovum, Principal at legal industry consultancy Alpha
Topics covered in our discussion
- What stood out in legaltech and
innovation in 2019? And, how it showed up in law firm/legal
department strategic priorities, Managing Partner/CEO agendas and
- What trends were expected or
surprised the legal industry in 2019?
- What was the uptake of legaltech and
innovation in law firms in 2019?
- Was uptake being driven by clients or
a new level of skills/industry maturity or a discernible move
towards a culture of continuous improvement or something else? And,
how would that change in 2020?
- How did industry change support and
shape new legal work and a new workforce profile in 2019? Was
it redefining the definition of “team”? Would that continue in
- Did changes in work and the workforce
in 2019 also change the way law firms worked with their clients
e.g. in-house counsel and, vice versa?
- Where did Australia rate in the
take up of legaltech/innovation in law firms on a scale of 1-5 (1
being little or none and 5 being we’re all over it)? And, where did
that place Australia in the Asia-Pacific region?
- What were the big trends to look for
in 2020 and, how should the legal industry prepare for them?
- And finally, would 2020 bring with it
a new opportunity for optimism for legaltech/innovation, or
Thank you Caryn, Warrick and Graeme
for a wonderful conversation – we love your work!
And, all our friends around the world,
thank you for your support in 2019, we can’t wait to be part of
your lives again in 2020. Our very best wishes to you and your
families for a restful, joyful and peaceful holiday season!