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There’s a Trip of a Lifetime Available at One Firm for Employees Who Can Get Partners to Embrace Tech: eDiscovery Trends

One of the biggest hurdles from a legal technology standpoint is getting people, especially highly experienced (i.e., “old”) partners to embrace the technology.  One firm has not only tried to commit to changing that, they have “put their money where their mouth is”.

As discussed in Above the Law (Biglaw Firm Offering $100K+ For Employees Who Can Convince Old Partners To Use Tech, written by Joe Patrice), Wilson Sonsini has set aside $100K in travel awards (plus the appropriate tax gross ups) to employees who can successfully get the firm to adopt their new technologies. The firm recently sent out a memo seeking bids from “Special Ops” groups with a plan to bolster adoption with a hefty prize at the end when and if those groups meet their targets.

As Wilson’s Corporate Strategic Innovation Counsel, David Wang put it:

“Our core business is representing the most innovative companies in the world. This initiative is one example of a comprehensive effort to deliver value to clients by using the most efficient and innovative business processes and technologies.”

This is not only smart from a standpoint to establish tech adoption within the firm, it’s also a great way to communicate commitment to technology to clients and prospective clients of the firm.  If they can get a couple of publications to pick up on the story to provide free publicity, even better.  Oh wait, they just did… :o)

So, what do you think?  What does your firm do to promote adoption and use of technology inside the firm?  Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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