Thomson Reuters hosted its second Legal and Technology Procurement Conference last week. Here are some key takeaways from a panel session on how lawyers can overcome the challenges of digital disruption and adoption.
Understand the problem you are trying to solve
Writing a detailed problem statement is a vital first step. You need to focus on the problem that you are trying to solve and think about what the technology would really be used for. For example, if you are interested in cutting down email traffic, consider introducing collaborative tools like Slack and Microsoft Teams. If you want to reduce the number of copies of documents in the team or if version control is an issue, Google Docs may be a solution. Although panellists were broadly positive about these products, they acknowledged the difficulties of getting panel firms to adopt and use them.