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Law Technology Daily Digest

Vol. 20, No. 187

As I read Mark Cohen’s piece this morning on COVID-19’s transformation of law, I am vacillating between “blah blah law change blah blah,” and “maybe this is the actual tipping point?” Changes in the client landscape, accelerated client transformation, blah blah blah. I’m not sure there is anything on this list that hasn’t been said in one way or another for the last twenty years. And for the past twenty years law, as an industry, as pretty much remained unchanged. Heck, we can’t even get rid of the billable hour. I’m sure the questions Mark proposes have been asked numerous times over the past two decades. “This Is Just The Beginning Of Law’s Transformation.” There have been so many events in the past that claim to be the tipping point for major change in law. It’s been more wishful thinking than actual change. I agree that COVID is forcing the hand of many businesses in forcing greater digital transformation. But will it be able to peirce the bubble that surrounds law and actually be the tipping point? I agree COVID Is making us do some things differently: work from home and online courts are two big examples. But will that be the stuff that transforms the legal function and creates the new models that “will drive education/training, delivery, and dispute resolution?” To suggest that Utah and Arizona regulatory reforms are caused by COVID-related change would require the Bars to work at a speed that boggles the mind. I remain wishful, but not convinced, that COVID-19 is the tipping point. Which team are you on: Team Blah Blah or Team Tipping Point? Read more at Legal Mosaic: Covid-19 Is Transforming The Legal Industry: Macro And Micro Evidence

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