US-based Ron Friedmann has spent over two decades improving law practice and legal business operations with technology, knowledge management, and alternative resourcing. Today he is one of the worldâ€™s leading experts and bloggers on legal tech. Meeting Carsten in NĂĽrnberg, Ron shares his views on the legal marketplace, current trends and opportunities for the next generation of lawyers.
Lawyers on Fire spoke with Terri Motterhead, the Executive Director for the Centre of Legal Innovation (Australia, New Zealand and Asia) at The College of Law in Brisbane, Australia. Terri has been a thought leader in people centred legal practice innovation for more than 25 years. She works internationally with leaders and managers of law firms, legaltech entrepreneurs, law schools, business schools, business professionals and lawyers. These are the key topics we discussed:1.Â You made a career change turning from a practicing lawyer to a legal educator. Why?2. In 2016 you founded the newly created Centre for Legal Innovation at the College of Law. What does the Centre do?3. You hosted a big legal innovation conference in August this year. Can you tell us a bit about its format and how it went?4. What major developments do you see in the legal market today and what will this mean for future lawyers?5. What skills do you find most important for the next generation of lawyers?6. What does this mean for legal education? What is essential for the design of good legal education today?7. You are our first guest from Australia where we've seen a lot of innovative start-ups. Can you give us two or three examples of promising start-ups in areas you see as highly exiting?8. People and technology - lawyers and machines. How will these go together in the coming years?9. If you were to start your career over, what would you change?