Innovation in the legal profession is often a result of client demand.
Clients are in fact driving significant change by applying non-legal industry business principles to relationships with outside law firms.
In many cases, success will be contingent upon the ability to change and adapt to a “new normal” where law firms deliver legal services more efficiently and transparently—assuring that the right lawyers are handling the right matters, and in a way that reduces costs to the client.
But how do you pioneer new initiatives when it requires changes in the behavior of people who have practiced law the same way for decades?
Ark Group’s Overcoming Lawyers’ Resistance to Change is built around real-world case studies and interactive discussion illustrating how law firms can succeed in their efforts to reconsider and re-engineer how they deliver legal services, develop and structure fee proposals, staff projects and use technology to achieve greater efficiency.
If you believe that your firm, practice group, or department must change or evolve in order to succeed, what can you do to effectively promote the required changes? Of course, it is human nature to resist most change—though some lawyers seem especially skilled at this resistance.
Many experts believe that to assure financial stability, law firms must fundamentally change the way they do business and adapt to the demands of an increasingly sophisticated consumer of legal services.
The best strategy in the world will accomplish nothing unless you succeed in it. This forum will illustrate what some law firms are doing today to meet these challenges and confront the adaptive aspects of leading change.
There are no magic answers, but there are lessons to be learned from firms that have successfully begun the process...