Bigle Legal Blog

Legal Industry Trends: Turn Transparency Into Your Strongest Asset

Posted by Sergi Meseguer de la Guardia on Sep 16, 2019 2:17:30 AM

Recently, GQ magazine published a group photo featuring popular Silicon Valley tech executives on a trip to Italy. The photo included 15 men and two women - however something in the photo looked off. As Buzzfeed News discovered, the female CEOs had actually been photoshopped in - and consequently, people on Twitter weren’t very happy about it.

There’s no doubt that transparency is key for building trust in today’s business environment. And not telling the whole truth is not only a big faux pas for the brand, but also damaging to the group(s) that aren’t privy to what’s going on behind the curtain.

Read More

Topics: Legal industry trends, Law firm management

5 Companies That Mastered Legal Technology (2019 Success Cases)

Posted by Alejandro Esteve de Miguel Anglada on Sep 11, 2019 2:30:18 PM

Every legal team knows embracing innovation can be a game-changer. But to what end? How can legal technology tools actually help you save time, provide better service, and make an impact on their bottom-line?

Well, sit back and relax - that’s exactly what this article will explore. We’ve curated a handful of case studies to demonstrate how global companies and firms have used legal innovation to propel themselves forward!

Read More

Topics: Legaltech

The Art of Legal Contract Management: Make it More Creative

Posted by Alejandro Esteve de Miguel Anglada on Sep 2, 2019 2:57:31 PM

This year, creativity was named the most important skill in the world by Linkedin Learning. But as the learning platform argues, the ability to work creatively doesn’t mean everyone needs to know how to draw, design or write.

“Yes, an artist could be creative,” reads the article. “But so could a software engineer, a mathematician, a salesperson or a CEO.”

That’s because simply put: creativity means knowing how to solve a problem in a novel way.

Read More

Topics: Law firm management, Contract management

Top 12 Proptech Blogs & Real Estate Magazines to Read in 2019

Posted by Sergio Esteve De Miguel on Aug 26, 2019 7:29:20 PM

Just as the legal industry is undergoing a rapid digital transformation, so too is the real estate sector, as new technology emerges to improve the way that people promote and develop property around the world.

There are plenty of game-changing proptech solutions out there, altering how customers buy and sell, and giving sector professionals new tools to improve the way they do business. Yet with so much change, it could seem impossible to keep up.

Read More

Topics: Real estate technology, Proptech

Can Lawyers Be Happier? 10 Ways to Start Loving your Job

Posted by Sergi Meseguer de la Guardia on Aug 19, 2019 1:13:23 PM

With extensive working hours, stressful cases and plenty of pressure to succeed, it seems only natural that many lawyers find their job difficult. In fact, a 2016 study by The American Bar Association (ABA), which questioned almost 13,000 working attorneys, showed that lawyers are the most unhappy professionals in the world.

Read More

Best Books for Lawyers to Read in 2019: Career & Personal Growth

Posted by Sergi Meseguer de la Guardia on Aug 12, 2019 1:57:07 PM

Even after long years at Law School, the education of a legal professional is never over. In fact, lawyers are on a constant learning curve, seeking knowledge from various sources in order to better their careers and win more cases. At the same time, it is also key to find a good balance between your personal life and career goals and learn to manage this equilibrium effectively.

Read More

Topics: Professional development, Lifestyle

Legal Design: How to Create Contracts that Solve Problems and Improve UX

Posted by Marie Potel-Saville on Aug 6, 2019 11:00:16 AM

Legal design has become a buzzword and talks, events and conferences on legal design are flourishing. But, beyond the hype, what is legal design and could it be of any use for in-house lawyers and law firm managers?

Here, we explore the key applications of legal design & primary ways it can turn contract management into your competitive advantage.

Read More

7 Best Practices for Building a Professional Life that Honors Your Personal Desires

Posted by Jamie Jackson Spannhake on Jul 29, 2019 12:09:51 PM

When building our legal careers, we can become so focused on the career ladder that we forget our personal wants and needs. It doesn’t have to be that way. With some forethought, preparation, and practice, you can build a professional life that honors your personal desires. Following are seven best practices I learned while climbing the career ladder in law.

Read More

Topics: Personal growth, Professional development, Lifestyle

Knowledge Management for Senior Lawyers: 6 Ways to Maintain Continuous Learning

Posted by Alejandro Esteve de Miguel Anglada on Jul 22, 2019 5:47:45 PM

At the core of all law practice is the basic premise of trading legal expertise in return for a fee. In the words of the UK Law Society, lawyers “represent a 'gold' standard in the provision of legal services, and members of the profession should strive to continuously improve the service they provide to their clients, rather than being content to provide a merely competent service.”

In the context of knowledge management for senior lawyers, junior lawyers, and paralegals, it is essential they update their legal skills throughout their careers to ensure that the advice they provide is legally accurate and reflects best practice.

Read More

Topics: Professional development

Document Automation: 5 Ways To Boost Your Legal Team’s Efficiency

Posted by Sergi Meseguer de la Guardia on Jul 19, 2019 3:08:46 PM

Meet Jessica. She leads the legal team at a popular real estate firm. Her team is hardworking and dedicated - but she’s noted their performance has been faltering as of late. With heavier workloads, the team clearly wasn’t working as efficiently as they could be.

Each day they’d spend hours drafting complex contracts by hand, tediously copying and pasting clauses and explaining contracts to different parties. There were communication breakdowns due to poor collaboration between colleagues - and even some contract errors. For Jessica, it was evident: the legal team was placing all their energy into drafting legal documents, instead of supporting the real estate firm to really thrive.

Read More

Topics: Legaltech