Episode 25: The Case for Legal R&D – Legaltech Hubs and Innovation
1 hr 3 min

This podcast launched the Centre for Legal Innovation’s (CLI) second series on Reinvent Legal Business (RLB 2). RLB 2 will explore areas like new legal businesses, new approaches to legal service and product delivery, new roles and, how all this combines. We’re viewing these changes through a global lens in this series, so each session features specialists from more than one country - global thought leaders and doers who are shaping next practices and, share their knowledge and experience about how they got there (or are continuing their journey) and, their successes and failures along the way.

In this podcast,  Terri Mottershead, Executive Director, CLI, facilitated a panel discussion that focussed on The Case for Legal R&D – Legaltech Hubs and Innovation. Terri was joined by an amazing international panel of legal innovation/legaltech hub leaders from law schools and legal practice in Australia, India and the USA: Alice Armitage, Professor & Director of Applied Innovation, UC Hastings College of the Law  (USA); Michelle Grossmann, Chief Innovation Officer & Transformation Lead, Lander & Rogers Lawyers | iHub (Australia); Komal Gupta, Head of Innovation, Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (India); and Maya Markovich, Chief Growth Officer, Nextlaw Labs at Dentons (USA).

Topics discussed included:

  • What’s the purpose of innovation/legaltech hubs?
  • What do the people leading these hubs do?
  • How do the hubs work, and who do they work with or for?
  • How do the hubs contribute to legal innovation/legaltech development?
  • Are these hubs reinventing lawyer/client relationships through experimentation and additional ways to collaborate?
  • Have the hubs become the R&D function of the legal industry?

This was an insightful, informative, candid and generous discussion – a conversation that will stay with you and have you buzzing for hours if not weeks after you listen to it.

Thank you so much Alice, Michelle, Komal and Maya for a brilliant conversation – we are inspired by your amazing work and the difference it makes in the legal industry every day!

P.S. This podcast was also recorded as a webinar so, if you would like to watch it, you’ll find it here.

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