On the Road to ALSP: Getting the Dynamics Right (Part 2 of 3)

Posted on June 7, 2021 by Carla Landry

Chances are ALSPs aren’t going to knock out law firms. By the same token, law firms aren’t going to outlast ALSPs either. But although the full promises of the digital age have yet to be realized, changes are underway. Should you consider a peaceful, even collaborative, co-existence where every entity finds its rightful place on the value chain? Just because ALSPs didn’t make the traditional law firm model obsolete (yet), doesn’t mean that the news of industry upheaval has been greatly exaggerated. Make no mistake: ALSPs are an important part of the law sector ecosystem and a valuable contributor for the foreseeable future.

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Before You Go ALSP, Assess What's Broken

Posted on March 30, 2021 by Carla Landry

ALSPs gained a foothold in the legal industry by doing processes better, faster, and cheaper than the long-established routines adopted by law firms and their clients.  That doesn’t mean, however, that your law firm should completely abdicate total responsibility just because you've decided to improve your delivery of legal services by working with an ASLP. Although you don’t have to, in general, you’ll want to assess your processes before you outsource. In this new series of blogposts, Carla Landry of LawVision explains why. 

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Lawyers and Decisions: So Many Choices, So Little Time

Posted on January 20, 2021 by Carla Landry

Decision fatigue. It actually is a thing. It has been a subject of articles and studies for decades.  An article in New York Times Magazine focused on it nearly 10 years ago.  And in case you are ever incarcerated, your chances of getting the parole board to set you free are much greater at 8:50 am than at 4:25 pm because of that fatigue. So for whatever reason you might need this information, keep it in mind.

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TO ALSP or Not. It's Just Part of the Question

Posted on December 14, 2020 by Carla Landry

In this article, LawVIsion senior consultant Carla Landry considers the moose on the table:  should your law firm consider working with an ALSP?  Above all, she advises, the choice should be a strategic one.   Be wary of any shoot-from-the-hip advice that you really should outsource some element of your business. You must examine holistically your work processes. But before you do anything at all, follow a systematic approach to figure out the best course of action.

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Using the Power of Personality to Drive Law Firm Change (part 2)

Posted on November 17, 2020 by Carla Landry

Do lawyers have the characteristics to support change? Conventional wisdom tells us they may resist movement away from the status quo. But, then, change is a challenge for most people. Calra Landry of LawVision explores ways you can position your change initiatives to minimize the friction and resistance you're likely to encounter from lawyers in the firm.

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Empowering Lawyer Personalities for Successful Legal Process Improvement

Posted on October 26, 2020 by Carla Landry

People crave normalcy right now. Yet, here you come with a new initiative. But despite everything, this may be the perfect opportunity for your firm to take a different approach. This week's blogspot from Carla Landry of LawVision provides some helpful insights about how, with better insight into lawyers' personality traits, you can motivate them to accept rather than resist your change initiatives. 

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Herding Cats: Focus on the End Game

Posted on September 28, 2020 by Carla Landry

Law firms no longer have a choice. They used to. When markets were stable, and profits were rising across the industry, it was challenging to make a compelling case for change. Never mind that many that did are in enviable positions right now. In the current destabilized economy, the need for process reform is more urgent than ever. Yet, even amid the pandemic, there is and will continue to be significant resistance among lawyers to changing from what some corporate minds refer to as the cost-plus business model. 

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ALSPs: Like Good Hand Hygiene for the Legal Industry

Posted on September 8, 2020 by Carla Landry

What law firms stand to learn from ALSPs ...

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LPM is Change for the New Economic Reality: Part Four of a Four-Part series

Posted on July 14, 2020 by Carla Landry

At the end of the day, LPM is about how people perform their jobs. Period. This is the bottom line advice from LawVision strategist Carly Landry as she wraps up her four-part series on best practices for LPM implementation in your law firm. You can install some fancy new technologies and implement even more souped-up processes. But there is no LPM without people. If you’re going to deliver value, you’ll need to capture the hearts and minds of the people who comprise your firm.  

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LPM is Change for the New Economic Reality: Part Three of a Four-Part Series

Posted on June 3, 2020 by Carla Landry

Leveraging Your LPM Technology Spend

LPM, when it's embedded in the fabric of the firm, changes everything. Unstructured and ad-hoc systems become replicable and transparent. Byzantine and ad-hoc processes are overhauled. Clients, who demand efficiency, are satisfied. But it has to be done right. This means putting in place the people, processes and technology that support your initiative.  

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