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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.

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16 January 2018

2018. New Year's tips for lawyers

With most of the professional workforce now back to work, it's an ideal time to set yourself up for the year. We’ve put together some tips to get you prepped for work and, ultimately, success in 2018.

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06 December 2017

Lawyers: How to cultivate your legal network

An important part of being an independent lawyer is building relationships and cultivating your network. There’s a range of options out there that enables lawyers to do this easily (and cheaply) from social media to online communities. But where to...

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28 September 2017

Legal professionals re-entering the workforce: options, skills and true value for employers

There are many reasons why lawyers take time away from the workforce. The most frequent reasons identified [1] by lawyers for leaving the workforce are to achieve:

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05 September 2017

How to thrive in the gig economy 3. Strike a balance

If you’ve opted out of the traditional law path and gone out on your own as an independent lawyer or legal consultant, no doubt you’ve discovered you’re now the master of your own schedule. 

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01 September 2017

Why hire a full-time lawyer if you don’t need to?

If you’re running a small practice and are overwhelmed with work, the natural impulse is to bring in a new lawyer. With someone on-staff, you can be sure that there’s a safe pair of hands available to pick up the slack when you’re overwhelmed. But is...

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23 August 2017

Industry 4.0 and the value of time

With so much information being pushed around about the digital revolution (#notanotherstoryonAI), it can be challenging to make sense of it all. We’ve seen fear and doubt competing against efficiency and productivity, challenges set against...

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18 August 2017

How to thrive in the gig economy 2. Tech toolbox essentials

If you’re working as an independent lawyer in the gig economy, no doubt you’re already tech savvy. You have the home office or collaborative workspace sorted, you’re signed into your emails and ready to pitch for work. But once the work starts rolling...

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11 August 2017

How to seize the day: Make a plan and implement it

OK, so we’ve nailed the axiom: if our workplace and professional life is well arranged, satisfying, productive and profitable, then we have more energy for our personal life beyond.

That should be what we’re aiming for with digital technology. But it...

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08 August 2017

How to thrive in the gig economy 1. Collaborate, not isolate

Working within the gig economy is becoming increasingly popular, with people moving away from salary-based roles, going out on their own and choosing freelancing as a better option. 

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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?

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21 June 2016

Free yourself to think strategically

Legal Process Outsourcing provides a way to put more hours into a day without investing any more personal time, and a way to reduce billable rates to become more competitive in a frighteningly competitive market.

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06 June 2016

2016's buzz word - innovation

“Innovation” is not only the buzz word of this year’s federal election campaign – legal innovation has become infectious among law firms battling it out for pole position in the Financial Times Asia Pacific “Innovative Lawyers” report, published last...

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09 May 2016

Seventy Thousand Lawyers in Three Hours

Over the past month, I’ve had many discussions with law firms, corporations and private practitioners about the evolving legal market in Australia. Last month, I’ve traveled to the US and the UK to understand first-hand how those markets are...

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22 February 2016

How to solve the No.1 business challenge: “Keeping Staff Fully Utilised”

The latest CBA Legal Market Pulse Report reported that 74% of law firms surveyed believe that the No.1 business challenge they face is keeping staff fully utilised. But further in the report, it indicated that firms anticipated a reduction in the use...

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27 January 2016

The first three steps to happier clients.

Lawyers are busy folks living busy days: documents to review, motions to respond to, calendars to master, letters to draft… When the multiple demands of the day become overwhelming, it’s no surprise that clients can be left feeling neglected by their...

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08 January 2016

Innovation, Disruption and Change

I've read the LIV President's report “Disruption, Innovation and Change: The Future of the Legal Profession” and highly recommend it to any one interested in how the legal sector is changing. Katie Miller (LIV President 2015) emphasises that those...

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