News From All Over

Belatedly, a quick look at an article published last week in the equivlent of the Czech “Financial Times,” which occupied the entire back page of the issue.  Hospodarske Noviny is a five day/week newspaper circulated widely among the Prague and Czech... read more +

Observations from All Over

It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices [checks and balances] should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be... read more +

AI in Law: Never? Some day? Now?

Well, it was comfortable while it lasted. I’m referring to the widespread attitude towards artificial intelligence in law, to the effect that we don’t have to do anything about it yet because the technology has yet to prove itself. Some day, maybe, and... read more +

A “Premortem:” To Head Off the Post-

The Premortem “The premortem is a great idea. I mentioned it at Davos and the chairman of a large corporation said it was worth coming to Davos for. The beauty of the premortem is that it is very easy to do. My guess is that, in general, doing a premortem on a plan... read more +

The Georgetown/Thomson-Reuters 2017 Report

From the foregoing analyses, it is apparent that the financial performance of law firms over the past 10 years has been driven by only one factor: rate increases. As we have seen, demand gowth for law firm services has been essentially flat, productivity has been... read more +

“Transition” or “Chasm?”

The following article was first published earlier this week in The Lawyer.  We reproduce it here with their kind permission. Two days after the US Presidential election, the Atlantic magazine’s lead article, “The Trump Transition Begins,” opened with this short... read more +

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