Ep. 5 – The “Legal Services Innovation Index”

Summary:  Episode 5 of the Blacklines & Billables podcast:  our interview with Dan Linna, professor and Director of Legal RnD – The Center for Legal Services Innovation at Michigan State University’s College of Law, discussing Phase 1, Version 1.0, of the new Legal Services Innovation Index, consisting of an “Innovation Catalogue” and “Law Firm Index” to assess, categorize, and catalogue legal industry innovation.  Our interview explores the project’s background, scope, current methodology, and plan for the future, including Professor Linna’s hopes that this self-described “MVP” (minimum viable product) will be the first step in a long-term project to create a comprehensive accounting of legal innovation and technology adoption, shining a light on transformative changes in the ways lawyers and law firms—and, in the future, law schools—do business to accelerate the development of better models for delivering more effective and higher value client service.

For more information on the Legal Services Innovation Index, visit http://www.legaltechinnovation.com/.  For more thoughts from Dan Linna on legal innovation and technology, you can find his blog, LegalTech Lever, at: http://www.legaltechlever.com/.

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Amid a rapidly changing market for legal services, Blacklines & Billables takes a critical look at the cutting edge of legal technology and innovation, as well as law-firm associate success and development.  An avid legal technologist and former Biglaw associate in New York and London, host Christian Lang explores the promise—and pitfalls—of an evolving legal and technological landscape with leading practitioners, legal tech founders, and other thought leaders, building upon the conversations begun on the Blacklines & Billables blog.

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