With this LegalTech blog, we aim to inspire engagement with legal technology tools in a creative and transformative manner. Most of our posts are inspired by project work with our LegalTech Marketplace partners and contain references to their solutions. We share strategic insights to help increase the value of legal services and optimize business processes.
High-Volume Contracting & Digital Contract Management is a training course hosted by InvestCEE LegalTech Consultancy in collaboration with our LegalTech Marketplace partner Dealsign. In this joint course offering, we provide corporate in-house lawyers practical guidance to optimizing large scale digital contracting projects.
As technological challenges continue to pressure legal service providers, it's more important than ever to stay ahead of the curve on the innovation considerations when it comes to law firm management. Yet for many small and mid-size law firms, implementing technology continues to challenge internal approval processes and client-facing marketing strategies.
Despite the short history of this new discipline, legal operations has become increasingly popular because it answers key questions about efficiency and effectiveness in legal work: how can a corporate legal department best deploy its team of smart lawyers and its technical resources to advance the organization’s goals, safeguard the business from all sorts of risks and protect corporate values?
The Roadmap for Legal Operations is a training course hosted by InvestCEE LegalTech Consultancy and provides in-house lawyers strategic guidance to implementing tech-assisted legal operations. This course is dedicated to corporate legal teams (of all sizes) and is based on the previous years' results of our legal operations survey. Register to join the 2-hour online training!
March 2022 marks the 5th anniversary of launching InvestCEE LegalTech Consultancy and we're inviting our professional community over for a full-day virtual house-party: our first LegalTech Mastermind Day! We're hosting this free of charge inspirational event to celebrate the excellent relationships we've built over the years with our advisors, legaltech vendor partners and legal teams across Central Eastern Europe and beyond. We hope you can join us!
Legal teams are increasingly required to deliver their professional service as a business. Corporate legal departments and law firms are equally expected to contribute more to their clients’ optimization efforts and to offer solutions in strategic initiatives. Irrespective of the size of a legal team, drafting a formal annual budget is a necessity. This article helps in-house counsel and law firm attorneys discover best practices, access free templates and start testing tools to get their legal budget in shape.
In September 2022, Hannele Korhonen from Lawyers Design School invited InvestCEE founder and CEO Orsolya Szabó for a LinkedIn live chat to discuss using design thinking methodologies for implementing legal technology solutions. As an advisory firm on a mission to "humanize legaltech", i.e. to help lawyers optimize their work and showcase their value-add through legal technology, this interview very well describes our approach to tech-assisted legal services. For the original transcript of the video interview, stop by on the Lawyers Design School blog.
The M&A Commission and the Commercial Fraud Commission of AIJA invited InvestCEE LegalTech Consultancy to join the Kraków seminar for panel discussions and exchange views about using legaltech in M&A projects (share or assets deals).
Since year 2000, June 30 marks the anniversary of the ESIGN Day in the United States. As eSignature is increasingly part of everyday business life on a global scale, the ESIGN Day is becoming a cause for celebration in various jurisdictions across continents. At InvestCEE we view electronic signatures as a true cornerstone of digital transformation and are delighted to take part in the second eSign Day Conference to be hosted in Hungary in 2022.
Complex workstreams like contract management often require a set of viable strategies to improve internal efficiencies in an organization. Working closely with our clients in this professional context, we found that fine-tuning first the pre-signature and then the post-signature phase of contracting helps better manage the overall process. In June 2022, InvestCEE LegalTech Consultancy released Part I of our new strategy paper series dedicated to improving the pre-signing phase of contracting - the full PDF copy can be accessed in this article.
When conducting a legal technology audit in a corporate in-house department or law firm (of any size), we assess a legal team's digital maturity and help define an innovation strategy going forward. A LegalTech audit is a preliminary step for thoughtfully implementing emerging technologies into corporate legal operations and law firm practice. Our assessment report along with an overview of new and innovative tools designed for legal work, enables lawyers to streamline their daily tasks, build business flexibility into their practices and provide a more effective and highly responsive legal service.
InvestCEE LegalTech Consultancy in collaboration with Hungarian digital law firm SimpLEGAL issued a practical guide on legal AI to showcase how smart legal technology opens up new opportunities for digitizing legal services. Law firms and in-house legal departments often still lack clarity as to the use cases and basic terminology used in the legal AI domain.