Liquid Legal III – Humanization and the Law

Portrait photo of Kai Jacob

Kai Jacob

Dierk Schindler

Roger Strathausen

Bernhard Waltl

Liquid Legal III

Humanization and the Law” delves into the critical juncture where digitalization and humanization intersect in the legal landscape. The book addresses the pressing need to harmonize technological advancements with a human-centric approach in the business-to-business legal market. Acknowledging the strides made in digital transformation, the book emphasizes that successful integration requires more than just technology. It advocates for the recognition of human factors as integral components for the triumph of legal tech initiatives. The aim is to navigate the complexities of the legal industry’s ongoing digital evolution by placing people and their decision-making abilities at the forefront.

The book unfolds the intricate relationship between technology and humanity in the legal sector through the contributions of over 20 authors. It provides valuable insights into why human considerations are paramount for sustainable business practices. Offering practical advice, it explores ways organizations can enhance the mental well-being and motivation of legal professionals. By addressing the impending talent challenges in the legal industry, the book guides readers on how to navigate the evolving landscape. With a focus on the human element, it endeavors to redefine the narrative around the use of technology in law, recognizing that the ascendency of automation underscores, rather than diminishes, the importance of humanity.

Mark A. Cohen, in “Foreword”

“The legal industry has been largely dismissive of “soft skills” and “humanizing law.” One of the paradoxes of our time is that the ascendency of automation, artificial intelligence, blockchain, Big Data, and other technological platforms has elevated, not diminished, the importance of humanity. It is not only what distinguishes us from machines but it also enables us to apply our humanity to machines. The legal function will play an important role in this process but must first take a hard look at itself.”