A better way forward
In the past few years, a lot has changed in the way we all work. The economy set some things in motion, but so did apps, the ubiquity of wireless, our expectations of technology and a shift in the dynamics between firms and corporate counsel. Add to this a fast-changing competitive landscape, with disruptors of all manner waiting in the wings. Not to mention more options around how work gets done and where work gets done. And then there’s the work itself … the relentless, unsustainable pace of work.
But now it’s time to move boldly forward – to shape our work and our marketplace. It’s time to thrive.
Last week, Thomson Reuters hosted “Integration, Access and the Future of Legal Workflow,” an exclusive one-day conference for legal journalists and bloggers, to introduce new legal solutions that will officially launch at LegalTech New York starting on Jan. 29. These legal solutions will help Thomson Reuters transform its approach to products and to solving our customers’ problems. We’re evolving from a content business to a true solutions organization. And we are integrating our core legal information with software and solutions in a way that has a positive, and productive, effect on our customers’ workflow.
WestlawNext and legal information will still be at the center of everything we do, and we will continue to honor and build upon our heritage of attorney-authored information, like headnotes and case summaries. And more than ever before, our work will be shaped by our 140-year relationship with legal professionals and our system of justice. As we have for generations, we combine our knowledge of the law and what we know about our customers and their needs. And we now accelerate innovation with the goal of creating the next generation of products, services and solutions that help legal professionals do their work more effectively and efficiently.
The new products that will be launching next week will streamline process, help you collaborate inside and outside your organization and act with impact on news and insights. These solutions will offer the best of the cloud – mobile, secure and social – and be more interactive than anything we’ve created before. More than anything, though, they will help legal professionals get organized and be more efficient and strategic.
Stay tuned for more in-depth posts about the launches of Concourse, Firm Central and Hosted Practice Technology next week. We’ll report from an exclusive event we are hosting at our Corporate headquarters at 3 Times Squaore featuring Walter Isaacson, best-selling author of Steve Jobs. And, our own Allison Guidette will moderate a CIO Forum panel featuring Robert Burger, executive director and COO at Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox PLLC; Bud Phillips, CIO at LeClairRyan; and Charles “Lynne” McGuire, CIO at Andrews Kurth LLP. The panel will explore how technology intersects with law firm workflows, and look at ways that technology can support change management, control costs, push workflow and execution to the most cost-effective resources within the firm and drive value for clients.