Advice to New Law Firm Leaders: Be a Wartime Consigliere

Congratulations. You've been named the newest leader of your firm. Many of your predecessors have been in the role for a decade or more, managing the firm through one of the most transformative periods for the legal industry. But fear not. There is still plenty of room for you to make your mark. Of course, there are challenges.

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    Artificial intelligence is becoming big news in Big Law. The move towards increased automation of legal services continues to gain steam, with another top firm turning to AI in an attempt to lower costs and improve efficiency. London-based Travers Smith, known for its strength in corporate and private equity, has inked a deal with RAVN.

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