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May 27, 2021

In the legal world, the delivery of services and products is no longer a single profession pursuit (if it ever was) – it’s too complex and the depth and breadth of client and employee needs and expectations too extensive to expect any one human to do it all! That aspect, the people bit, remains unchanged and has been emphasised even more with the advances in tech and AI.

Having noted that, there are still many questions to be asked and answered about multidisciplinary teams in law firms and that’s where our guest for this podcast, Sarah El-Atm, General Manager at August, comes in. Sarah spent the past 12 months as a CLI Distinguished Fellow investigating answers to these questions (and many more)  -  we chatted about her experience as a Fellow too.

Topics discussed in this episode included:

  • Can multidisciplinary teams ever truly form and be successful in the legal world?
  • Are their discernible characteristics for successful multidisciplinary teams in law firms? If so, what are they? 
  • What’s holding the legal world back from understanding the benefits of a multidisciplinary team and embracing them in their workplaces?
  • What are the benefits for law firms of multidisciplinary teams?
  • Where do we start in developing and engaging a high performing multidisciplinary team?

Congrats on completing your Fellowship, Sarah – there’s no doubt your amazing work will move the needle forward in a hugely important area!