Disruptive Technology and the Evolving Relationship Between Law Departments and Outside Counsel
Created on October 19, 2020
Like most industries, the legal industry is on the verge of disruption as a result of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and blockchain. In tandem with this disruption will be a change in the relationship between corporate law departments and outside counsel. While law departments and outside counsel will need to collaborate to mitigate risks and tackle litigation arising from the use of new technologies. Law departments and outside counsel alike will be able to leverage new technology to streamline processes, increase efficiency, and save costs. This program, taught by Valerie G. Pennacchio, will cover: (1) The technological advancements that are most poised to be the most disruptive; (2) How these technologies will disrupt the legal industry; and (3) Disruption's impact on the relationship between law departments and outside counsel.
- Identify the technological innovations most likely to disrupt and streamline the legal industry
- Discuss how in-house attorneys and outside counsel can adapt their practices to new technologies
- Assess the changes that attorneys can make to adjust their relationships to new technology norms
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