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.
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.
InvestCEE LegalTech Consultancy and their LegalTech Marketplace partner ‘Ment’ assisted Fujirebio’s European operations in implementing document automation technology in their legal department. The legaltech advisory team worked closely with Fujirebio Europe’s in-house counsel based in Ghent, Belgium to source and implement the adequate platform corresponding to their specific legal workstream needs.
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.
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.
Are you confident in your team’s document generation workflows? For many law firms and corporations, the complexity and diversity of legal documents continues to challenge legal and compliance capabilities and processes. Our fireside chat covered best practices to manage opportunities […]
In December 2021, InvestCEE LegalTech Consultancy in collaboration with Hungarian digital law firm SimpLEGAL issued a practical guide on legal AI. The handbook is non-sponsored professional content so instead of listing particular AI vendors, we aimed to inspire engagement with AI-based solutions in a creative and transformative way, help increase the added value of legal services and enable fair business processes through legal technology. This blog post summarizes the key take-aways and provides free access to the full English language handbook.
Investing in legal technology is fundamentally a business decision: will the benefits of the investment outweigh the costs? Return on the investment must justify the effort and expense of upgrading a legal team’s infrastructure and skills. A return-on-investment (ROI) calculation should help the decision making process with realistic numbers and flexible variables to account for different users and use cases. In this article, InvestCEE’s legaltech advisor Chuck Henrich explains what metrics legal teams should take into account in calculating ROI for tech-assisted legal services, and how to do it.
In a recent legaltech implementation project, InvestCEE LegalTech Consultancy and our LegalTech Marketplace vendor Dealsign brought end-to-end digital contract management to a leading player in the CEE region's online food ordering industry. In a multi-disciplinary teamwork that included our client's operational, legal, HR and IT departments, the project focused on shifting from paper-based traditional contracting (with ink-on-paper signatures) to 100% virtual contract management.
Seamless contracting is a top priority for all organizations, irrespective of company size and industry. Technology is within reach to assist with certain parts of the contract lifecycle or to manage the entire process on a single platform (end-to-end). Yet despite the abundance of tools available, there are many impediments to change for better contracting habits. Here’s an overview of three typical challenges and our best-practice tips for improving contracting with technology.