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Streetwise Lexpert: Forget the past: Law firms are now on the technology innovation map

Berating the legal profession as lacking in innovative drive — particularly when it comes to technology — may have once verged on the fashionable. But fashion passes, frequently into myth. And so it may be with the ubiquitous image of lawyers as technologically challenged, risk-averse Luddites, ill-suited to the demands of the Information Age.

Law firms are uniquely placed to innovate, and many are now on the technology innovation map. Today, technology aimed at lawyers continues to change the way law is practiced, as those with deep subject-matter expertise recognize there’s a better way to serve their clients.

Lexpert contributor Julius Melnitzer reports at www.lexpert.ca. Follow @Lexpert on Twitter. Lexpert is published by Thomson Reuters.

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