Mark A. Cohen has long been ahead of the curve. After 25 years as an accomplished trial lawyer, he founded one of the first legal process outsourcing companies and then cofounded Clearspire, the groundbreaking two-company law firm and service provider that became the blueprint for a new generation of innovative legal services providers.
Now, Cohen puts his experience to work as a legal business consultant, providing services and training to law firms, legal departments and other organizations through his consulting firm LegalMosaic. He is also a widely read thought leader for his column at Forbes, where he writes about the business of law, now and into the future.
Cohen is also Distinguished Fellow at Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law and was recently appointed by the Singapore Academy of Law to serve as its inaugural LIFTED Catalyst-in-Residence.
On this episode of LawNext, Cohen joins host Bob Ambrogi to talk about a range of topics. They discuss Clearspire and the lessons Cohen learned from that. They also talk about what Cohen sees as the “skills gap” in law and why it is that law schools and law firms are failing to address it. In the fact of a rapidly changing global legal economy, Cohen offers insights on how law firms should adapt.
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Andrea Perry-Petersen talks with Mark A Cohen, a global thought leader with decades of deep and varied experience in the legal industry.
Mark is the CEO of Legal Mosaic a legal business consultancy; Distinguished Fellow at Northwestern University Law School; regular contributor to Forbes where he has a column on the global legal marketplace; and sought-after international speaker. Mark was recently appointed by the Singapore Academy of Law to serve as its inaugural LIFTED “Catalyst-in-Residence” and he has won numerous awards as a legal innovator.
Mark was an early adopter of legal tech as well as fixed-price billing, flex-time, and an agile workforce and it is this and many other topics that we discuss in this episode.
It is a very lively and candid discussion and while all his views are proffered with empathy and deep insight Mark offers critiques about professional regulation, lawyers and not-for-profit organisations.
Mark questions the status quo, reveals his views on what professional regulation should really achieve, and hints at how lawyers and technologists work best together.
Whether you are a lawyer, entrepreneur, academic, student or simply someone interested in new perspectives on old problems, you’ll enjoy Mark A Cohen.
Mark discusses, stories from his experiences as a lawyer in the Supreme Court, post-GFC regulation and stagnation in the legal industry, new forms of legal delivery, from LPOs to chatbots, the separation of ‘legal practice’ and the delivery of legal service, the new job market for lawyers and the shift away from the dominance of law firms, and his book ‘Essays on Legal Delivery’ and tips and techniques for writing
Mark discusses the difference between legal practice and the delivery of legal services.
They discuss the future of the legal profession, what law students will need to learn today to adjust to the changing nature of legal services, how technology is an enabler, his own lessons as an entrepreneur and the enormous opportunities unfolding for those innovative people who want to be involved with the $1 trillion legal industry.
Mark Cohen discusses thought leadership built around writing and social media.
Mark Cohen is interviewed by Allison Monahan on Law School Toolbox Podcast. Mark Cohen discussed legal education and the current state of the legal profession.
This legal podcast discusses how the U.K. is eliminating the requirement of attending law school in favor of a skills exam and whether or not the U.S. will adopt a similar practice.
LegalMosaic CEO Mark Cohen talks about how tech is transforming the delivery of legal services and what’s on the horizon for 2017.