Ed. Note: This is the latest edition of The Legal Tech-to-English Dictionary, part of our Non-Event for Tech Perplexed Lawyers. Jared Correia is hosting the non-eventcast.
There is a term for lawyers using Latin and other obscure languages to describe legal processes to consumers: “Legal”.
But there is no similar term for vendors using technical and other obscure languages to describe their legal software operations for attorneys.
It is true that this dynamic may seem unfair. But now we have the Legal Tech-to-English Dictionary to help us deal with it.
Read on for the latest edition where we translate change management-related topics into plain English. And to upgrade your workflow, download our free eDiscovery Buyer Guide at the bottom of this form or visit the non-event to learn more!
Management consulting for law firms
- Business advice for law firms, taking into account specific ethical obligations that lawyers must adhere to.
- The act of repeating and asking for a business owner’s best ideas in slightly different ways.
Consulting Client: I think maybe I should try using some marketing videos.
Agent: Okay. Here’s what I think here’s what you should do: Create a video content marketing plan and post it regularly on YouTube.
Consulting Client: I thought this was what I was doing right now. . .
Counselor: You can thank me later.
Counselor: I’ll take cash.
See. An unregulated profession with little overhead. In other words, the opposite of legal practice.
- Tactical methods and defined processes to achieve organizational changes.
- The process of laying out clothes for the next day. (If you’re Sam HinkieYou can just skip this section.)
Attorney 1: I called this meeting, all because I am ready to embrace change.
Lawyer 1: So I wanted to announce that I was upgrading our server and that we would be printing and sending out an annual newsletter.
Lawyer 1: I voted in my family and we decided:Courier New ‘ as a font for the newsletter.
Attorney 1: It will be difficult, but we will do it together.
. . .
Lawyer 1: While I am waiting for your comments, someone wants a Werther’s Original from this glass bowl that I hold in my hand.
See. These guys who come in as part of this process to fire everyone.
- The installation and introduction of a new technology program (or new technology programs) – preferably cloud-based software – including the replacement of legacy software.
- The process of managing the logistics of software installation for law firms that can be managed by consultants.
Attorney 1: Jim, I think we need to talk about our word processing software.
Attorney 2: why what’s the problem?
Attorney 2: Ah, shit. Can you give me the liquid paper?
- The resistance of a physical object to any change in its speed.
- The tendency for law firms to do the same thing over and over because “we’ve always done it that way”.
Lawyer 1: Who? that crap set peanut M & Ms in this glass ??
Lawyer 1: Who ???
Lawyer 1: This glass is for *regular * M & Ms !!!
Attorney 1: Damn it, my timesheet was blown off my desk again. I’ll be right back
See implementation consultants who assist law firms with software installations versus strategic consultants who advise law firms on general strategy.
See. Without the principle of inertia, there would be none Pinewood Derby. Just think about that shit.
- Aggregation of tasks that are combined to generate a coherent process that includes assigning tasks to individuals.
- A method of building systems in law firms.
Attorney 1: Samantha, I completed the ‘workflow’ you asked of me.
Attorney 2: Ronan, that says “Start> Finish”.
Attorney 1: Yes, exactly.
See law firms can set up different types of workflows, including administrative and material tasks, including certain types of cases.
See several systems that law firms can use to manage tasks, including standalone task management tools, legal practice management software, and productivity software.
Jared Correia, a legal technology consultant and expert, is hosting the Non-Eventcast, the Above the Law non-event podcast for tech-savvy lawyers.