I wrote last fall about innovation in the legal industry—about how there's a lot of talk and little action. Since then, I feel like we've reached a tipping point. Every day I read about law firms using artificial intelligence, adopting legal project management, or hiring pricing specialists, attorneys managing workflows on Kanban boards or mapping legal processes.
It's all great. It's exciting. It's progress.
But is it enough?
Can any of those changes, alone, deliver the value clients want and the performance lawyers need?
The Altman Weil 2016 Law Firms in Transition survey makes it very clear: today's legal market demands a new approach.