In this age of technology, we are expected to do more with less. But technology for its own sake is not a saviour. What might be a boon for one organization, could be risky or even damaging for another.
While most attention has been on the effects of disruptive technologies like AI and automation, a new threat to the legal status quo has been quietly evolving – the multidisciplinary professional service organization (MDP).
In 2013 the Canadian Bar Association (CBA) released its first report on the future of legal services in Canada. Last month, the American Bar Association (ABA) followed suit with its own report. What follows is a summary of key lessons and insights for Canada from the two-year long study.