Read about #FutureLaw, from people in
the industry and members of our network.


Advanced application of legal technology is changing what it means to be a lawyer. Crowd & Co is using technology to drive #futurelaw. Here we keep you updated with our thoughts on this fascinating industry, and some tips on how to thrive in it.

Stay in the (In)Crowd with Articles Straight to Your Inbox

01 August 2017

In-house lawyers: How to be tech savvy

Whether you work in a technology business or not, over the coming years all in-house lawyers will need to become much more tech-savvy. Whilst there is no need for us all to rush off and learn how to code, it is essential that we develop a good...

Read full article
27 July 2017

Using Industry 4.0 to benefit yourself [and your clients]

In our recent blog The Smart Factory: Welcome to Industry 4.0 we discussed the Fourth Industrial Revolution, that being digital technology of previously unimagined power, scope and accuracy. It continues to revolutionise agriculture, industry,...

Read full article
18 July 2017

The art of efficiency: Tips for in-house lawyers

Moving in-house from private practice is often fueled by a desire not only for more interesting and varied legal work but a closer relationship with the business. Whilst this close relationship brings many rewards, experienced in-house lawyers will...

Read full article
10 July 2017

The Smart Factory: Welcome to Industry 4.0

We stumbled upon an interesting article recently which had us thinking about the next industrial revolution. Cited by Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, he talks about Industry 4.0 in his article, “The Fourth...

Read full article
04 July 2017

External legal matters: How to take control and manage spend

Surprises are great when it is your birthday but receiving an invoice from a law firm when you were not expecting it or an invoice that is far higher than you were expecting is never a good surprise. 

Read full article
27 June 2017

Avoiding the GC time-trap: gaining control and efficiency

More for less” is an often repeated phrase that is showing no sign of falling out of fashion, but what does this really mean to a busy General Counsel?  

Read full article
21 June 2017

Lawyers: now is the future

Digital technology has opened up flexible working opportunities that could not have been imagined a decade or two ago, especially for the legal industry.

Read full article
30 March 2017

Technology-enabled legal practice - Tips to making your practice more efficient

There is an entire spectrum of technology that can be incorporated into your legal practice to allow you more to build more flexibility and control in your operations.  

Read full article
23 March 2017

Soft skills for lawyers (SHHH...)

Lawyers hone their hard skills—win or-lose skills—in a literal and immediate sense in the course of their practice. Unfortunately, hard skills are no longer enough.

Read full article
07 March 2017

How to make an engaging presentation on a serious topic – hints for lawyers

Putting together a presentation on a “serious” professional services topic does not mean you need to bore your audience with pages of bullet point sentences presented on a big screen via PowerPoint.

Read full article
23 February 2017

Open your own shop and jump start your career

The path to partnership in large firms has become harder, and there’s a lot of green grass on the other side of that double-glazed window.

Read full article
21 February 2017

How and why to enter the contract lawyer market

Contract lawyers serve many purposes in the legal field, particularly in affording flexibility for a law firm that requires more lawyers in a particular field than they employ.

Read full article
22 December 2016

Paralegals - views from the coalface, part 3

The view from: Fourth Year law student paralegaling at a large Australian firm; part-time soccer player.

The valuable paralegal

Read full article
15 December 2016

Paralegals - views from the coalface, part 2

The view from: Recent graduate, just started working with a top-tier commercial firm.  

Time constraints: paralegal or vacation clerk? 

Read full article
08 December 2016

Paralegals - views from the coalface, part 1

The view from: Third Year Commerce/Law student with a particular interest in taxation and employment law; aspiring litigator.  

Nuts and bolts: what kind of work do paralegals do? 

Read full article
28 November 2016

The Value of Paralegals

A law student paralegal can be a valuable addition to your legal team. As well as injecting some youth and enthusiasm into the team, you have an immediate cost-effective “go to” person for a variety of daily tasks that take some of the burden off more...

Read full article
26 August 2016

Why your legal business should be Google-focused

Google is the world’s largest search engine (by every metric). But discussing Google as an entity and its many applications misses the key point about Google. Google has created a new business paradigm and it’s all about “trust”.

Read full article
24 August 2016

The power of video in business marketing

Youtube is unique because it only contains videos - nothing else.  It processes more than 3 billion online searches a month, making it the second largest search engine, after its parent, Google.

Read full article
03 August 2016

One minute, two minutes, three minutes

Doing away with the billable hour has been the mantra of legal commentators and practice innovators for about as long as we can remember. The global financial crisis and the decimation it wrought through the transactional markets seemed destined, at...

Read full article
18 July 2016

Of trees, and wind, and lawyers making noise

If a tree falls in the forest and no one's there to hear it, does it make a sound?

Read full article
Sign up to receive notifications of our latest articles




Learn More