Digitalisation and Legal Tech are confronting the legal market with new challenges. Gleiss Lutz recognised these issues and the associated opportunities for the firm very early on:
We observe and monitor market trends, evaluate systems and tools on a regular basis and, given our “niche strategy”, develop our own tools where the market offering ends. One aim is, to replace repetitive tasks with software. This creates a working environment affording our lawyers greater scope for individual and personal advice.
We rely on different approaches to identify the trends at an early stage:
- our “Digital Future” think tank
- exchanges and workshops with our clients as well as in our global network of law firms
- the European Legal Tech Association (ELTA), of which we are a founding member
- regular internal Legal Tech trainings, innovation contests and Design Thinking workshops
Over the past year, for example, we have developed our tools “FactTracker” (a Legal Tech tool for storing, structuring and processing individual pieces of factual information in (major) projects) and “Rocket” (a claim bot for class actions developed in-house) and established them in our case work with great success.