Blue Hill in the News: Moving Towards Strategic Legal IT

Last month, David Houlihan of Blue Hill Research offered a very insightful analysis of barriers to technological change in the legal space. He called out specific challenges to innovation faced by both IT and legal teams at firms. Based on his analysis, David provided six ideas that could help turn the situation around:

1. Create insight into opportunities where technology can support the growth of law firm profit margins
2. Identify clear relationships (or the lack thereof) between spend and tangible impact on the top and bottom line
3. Provide legal stakeholders with clear business cases for how technology will improve their lives and help them meet professional objectives
4. Provide legal stakeholders with a “time buffer” that permits and encourages investigation of legal technology
5. Provide IT stakeholders with opportunities to understand legal workflows, inefficiencies, and relationships to law firm profit
6. Create incentives and mechanisms that encourage IT stakeholders to “fight battles” to promote technology investment

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About David Houlihan, Esq.

David Houlihan researches enterprise risk management, compliance and policy management, and legal technology. He is an experienced advisor in legal and technology fields with a unique understanding of complex information environments and business legal needs.
Posted on October 30, 2014 by David Houlihan, Esq.