Bigle Legal Blog

Legal Team Management: 10 Ways To Motivate a Lawyer

Posted by Sergi Meseguer de la Guardia on Jun 28, 2019 5:30:48 PM

In the world of legal team management, it's important to ensure that the legal professionals working for you are doing their best at all times. This is imperative not just from a profitability standpoint, though your bottom line is, of course, important.

The truth is that well-motivated lawyers, legal assistants, and any other legal professionals do their best, most valuable work, and that makes a real difference in the lives and livelihoods of their clients.

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Topics: Team management

Blockchain In The Legal Industry: Unexpected Use Cases and New Legal Jobs

Posted by Sergio Esteve De Miguel on Jun 25, 2019 7:06:15 PM

On the Bigle Legal blog, we often delve into how innovation is disrupting the legal industry. We’ve spoken about how cutting-edge tools incorporating AI, machine learning and document automation have helped law teams to increase efficiency and better represent their clients.

Today, we’re going to explore another technology that’s revolutionizing the legal sector.

That is: blockchain.

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Topics: Legal industry trends, Legal industry, Legaltech

Mind Over Matter: Shifting Mindset and Mood to Increase Workplace Productivity (Legal Expert Opinion)

Posted by Nikki Alderson on Jun 21, 2019 5:25:27 PM

Depression and anxiety costs the global economy an estimated US$ 1 trillion per year in lost productivity, according to World Health Organisation figures published last month.

Whilst such labels aren’t common parlance in the legal profession, The Guardian newspaper reported a year before that Barristers in England and Wales were “in the grip of a mental health crisis.”

A survey for The Bar Council revealed that nearly half of participating counsel said they worked over 60 hours and only 50% said they felt able to balance their home and work lives. The consequent negative impact on wellbeing is obvious.

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Topics: Lifestyle

Electronic Signatures vs. Digital Signatures: What's the Difference? (and which is better)

Posted by Sergio Esteve De Miguel on Jun 18, 2019 6:04:08 PM

Potayto, potahto, right? Well, not quite. The terms electronic signature and digital signature are often used interchangeably. However believe it or not, there’s actually quite a big difference between the two.

So what characteristics distinguish a digital signature from an electronic one, anyway? And which one might be better for your business to embrace?

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Topics: Legaltech

Legal Contract Management: The Definitive Guide (with best practices)

Posted by Alejandro Esteve de Miguel Anglada on Jun 11, 2019 4:38:04 PM

Have you ever taken the time to decipher the legalese of a contract? How about a dozen? Every day lawyers are left trying to complete contracts without a standardised process, which raises the importance of efficient legal contract management.

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Topics: Legal project management

10 Essential Legal Team Management Tips For Boosting Productivity

Posted by Alejandro Esteve de Miguel Anglada on Jun 5, 2019 1:04:01 PM

Managing an in-house legal team is seldom easy. Yet there are a number of things you can do to keep your team productive without cracking the metaphorical whip. Here are ten of the most innovative and effective tips for managing your in-house legal team and boosting its productivity.

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Topics: Team management

AI And Machine Learning in Legal: Tools Every Lawyer Needs to Know (In a Nutshell)

Posted by Alejandro Esteve de Miguel Anglada on Jun 4, 2019 1:04:43 PM

 

More legal professionals are embracing innovative technology tools than ever before.

In fact, investment in LegalTech skyrocketed to $1 billion last year - and much of this funding was injected into AI and machine learning platforms.
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Topics: Legal industry, Legaltech

How to Introduce Legal Technology to Your Law Firm (With Less Pain)

Posted by Sergio Esteve De Miguel on May 31, 2019 5:26:56 PM

It’s no secret that the legal industry is rapidly transforming and today, law firms and legal departments from all over the world are feeling the pressure to respond.

Perhaps it’s no wonder; clients expect better and more efficient customer service and law firms feel the need to stand out from the crowd.

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Topics: Legaltech

Legal Technology in Law Firms: 3 Ways To Make Your Life Easier (In-Depth Guide)

Posted by Alejandro Esteve de Miguel Anglada on May 27, 2019 3:55:56 PM

Lawyers have traditionally been reluctant to adopt new and innovative technology. However, the latter is rapidly changing. This is now driven by the growing ecosystem of legal technology (lawtech) vendors seeking to disrupt and reinvent the industry.

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Topics: Legaltech

For your enjoyment: best TV shows, movies, books and memes about lawyers

Posted by Sergi Meseguer de la Guardia on May 22, 2019 6:07:21 PM

Life as a lawyer tends to be fast-paced, diverse and full of exciting challenges, which is why the profession has become the subject of plenty of awesome movies, books and jokes! Here, we explore the greatest media about lawyers, from must-read books and funny memes to the most popular law-based TV shows around.

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Topics: Lifestyle