8 episodes

The Legal Ops Podcast is about all things legal operations, legal business and legal technology. It's hosted by Alex Rosenrauch and Elliot Leibu, legal ops professionals with experience and passion for this subject, and deep connections in the industry. Every episode covers a new aspect of transformation, operationalisation and technology implementation, overlaid with the human elements of change management and organisational psychology. If you're interested in the changing nature of legal services delivery, and you want to be a part of it, this is the podcast for you.

The Legal Ops Podcast Alex Rosenrauch and Elliot Leibu

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The Legal Ops Podcast is about all things legal operations, legal business and legal technology. It's hosted by Alex Rosenrauch and Elliot Leibu, legal ops professionals with experience and passion for this subject, and deep connections in the industry. Every episode covers a new aspect of transformation, operationalisation and technology implementation, overlaid with the human elements of change management and organisational psychology. If you're interested in the changing nature of legal services delivery, and you want to be a part of it, this is the podcast for you.

    Legal AI: What it is, how it works and its impact on legal practice

    Legal AI: What it is, how it works and its impact on legal practice

    Alex and Elliot discuss artificial intelligence in the context of legal practice, including:
    (1) How AI is defined and whether it requires human-like intelligence
    (2) The difference between AI and other systems such as robotic process automation
    (3) How AI is already being used in the legal industry
    (4) How AI works and what the difference is between Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning
    (5) Alex’s AI-powered chatbot, how it works and how you could build it too
    (6) Alex’s and Elliot’s predictions for applications of legal AI that are both futuristic and plausible
    SPONSOR
    This episode is sponsored by the ACC, In-House Counsel Day which is coming up in Melbourne on 4 March 2020. Follow the link below and use the discount code ‘TLOP20’ for 10% off your ticket.
    https://bit.ly/2U1fkjr
    LINKS
    Alex’s chatbot: https://bit.ly/37wZIrc

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Designing the legal sourcing strategy of the future with Connie Brenton

    Designing the legal sourcing strategy of the future with Connie Brenton

    Connie, Alex and Elliot discuss the future of legal sourcing including:

    * The Alternative Legal Service Provider (ALSP) market and its huge growth over the last few years

    * What to call ALSPs and whether or not the word “alternative” is still appropriate

    * Why A+ quality legal work is not always required and how to match the right quality of legal work to the right matter

    * How to unbundle large complex legal matters in order to distribute work to different types of legal service providers

    * Connie’s view on the most pressing unsolved problems for the legal industry that legal operations and/or legal technology can address

    * What Connie has been working on since leaving the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium

    SPONSOR:

    This episode is sponsored by the ACC, In-House Counsel Day which is coming up in Melbourne on 4 March 2020. Follow the link below and use the discount code ‘TLOP20’ for 10% off your ticket.

    https://bit.ly/2U1fkjr

    • 54 min
    Beyond 2020: The future of legal practice with Peter Dombkins

    Beyond 2020: The future of legal practice with Peter Dombkins

    Peter, Alex and Elliot discuss the future of legal practice, including:

    * What skills and competencies will be required in the future by lawyers and other professionals operating in the legal industry

    * How recent research indicates a dramatic increase in demand for “digital skills”, including in industries outside IT

    * What depth of expertise in these new skills will be optimal for lawyers, and what this means for the structure of law departments, law firms and legal operations teams

    * How Peter went from being a projects lawyer to working on “black ops” for an international law firm, and why this was a catalyst for his subsequent career in legal project management and transformation

    * What the future holds for legal operations and the legal technology market

    * How all this relates to a 1980s Australian science and technology television show

    SPONSOR:

    Checkbox: a no-code automation platform that enables law departments and other teams to easily build workflow and decisioning applications themselves.
    https://www.checkbox.ai/

    • 54 min
    How Barclays Bank radically transformed its legal panel with Stephanie Hamon

    How Barclays Bank radically transformed its legal panel with Stephanie Hamon

    Stephanie, Alex and Elliot discuss a wide range of issues relating to legal ops, including:

    * How Barclays Bank radically transformed the management of its legal panel, resulting in huge benefits both to the bank and to its law firms.

    * How the bank used data to formulate its strategy and measure the results.

    * What it means to shift an in-house legal function from being an enabler to a strategic partner.

    * How the bank included new-law companies in the mix of organisations supplying its legal services.

    * How Stephanie's background in law firm relationship management set her up for a senior legal ops role at one of the world's largest financial institutions.

    * What The Bionic Lawyer project is all about.

    * What the future of legal operations will look like.

    This will be the last episode of the podcast in 2019. We'll be back in January 2020!

    • 54 min
    Law tech in East London

    Law tech in East London

    What makes a great law-tech conference? The presentations? The networking opportunities? To what extent does the venue and the dress code matter, or the food and coffee?

    In this episode Alex and Elliot chat about Elliot’s recent visit to the 2019 Legal Geek conference in London’s East End, including:
    * the awesome industrial venue for the event
    * the informal and relaxed vibe
    * the pros and cons of the fast-paced presentation style that encourages diversity and breadth at the cost of detail

    With extensive audio from the conference, including a number of interviews with aspiring law-tech vendors, you’ll feel like you’re at the event experiencing it all yourself.

    • 48 min
    How to convince lawyers to change with Steven Walker of Elevate

    How to convince lawyers to change with Steven Walker of Elevate

    Steven, Alex and Elliot discuss change management in relation to legal teams, covering:

    * What is change management and why is it necessary?

    * Are lawyers more difficult to change than other professionals?

    * The three vital components of an effective change management strategy.

    * Real-world examples of organisational change that went well, and why.

    * The state of the legal ops market and what the future will look like.

    • 58 min

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All the questions you ever had about Legal Ops

A terrific podcast with a back to basics take on Legal Ops and what you need to know about everything related. Well done !

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