Digitalization Guide 2nd Edition

Why we do it

Recognizing the prevalent realization among colleagues in law firms and legal in-house departments regarding the imperative for change coupled with the uncertainty of where to commence digitalization efforts, the LLI initiated the project “Digitalization Guide 2nd Edition.” In an era where adapting to new circumstances is crucial to managing escalating workloads and meeting client expectations, it becomes imperative to guide legal professionals into the digital future. Clients’ reluctance to pay exorbitant hourly rates for legal services underscores the need for an efficient and innovative approach. Leveraging our collective expert knowledge and experience, we aim to provide a fast track into the digital landscape, offering a crowd-sourced compilation of best practice tips and ready-to-use checklists to kickstart digitalization projects for legal professionals.

Carolin Kothe

How we do it

Through a collaborative crowd-writing effort, the Digitalization Guide 2nd Edition unfolds as a comprehensive resource, offering strategic insights and practical guidance for legal professionals venturing into digitalization. Chapter 1 sets the stage by emphasizing the right mindset, strategic considerations, and securing support from above. Chapter 2 provides a step-by-step guide to project execution, encompassing team composition, market research, design, development, testing, and launch, with a focus on garnering positive user feedback.

Chapter 3 navigates the post-launch phase, addressing troubleshooting, change stabilization, product or service enhancement, and success management. The guide offers high-level recommendations, urging professionals to stabilize success and actively participate in ongoing experiences and discussions in the realm of digitization. The goal is to foster an environment where legal professionals not only adapt to digital change but actively contribute to and benefit from a collective exchange of experiences in upcoming events.

Liquid Legal Summit 2024

Current issues such as decreasing enrollments, a lack of essential skills, inefficient processes, and digital disparities in justice indicate a deep-rooted crisis. Accelerated by AI developments, these problems particularly impact copyright and regulatory aspects of the legal sector. These topics will be discussed at the Liquid Legal Summit on July 4 at the Kameha Grand Hotel in Bonn, focusing on joint efforts to tackle these challenges.