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Breaking Tradition: How New Law is Challenging Big Law

As clients adapt the way they source and purchase legal services, competition and collaboration among new and traditional providers is increasing. In the decade since the Great Recession, when alternative options really came onto the scene with the promise of offering a better way, the numbers and types of providers have exploded. Over the next year, we aim to bring clarity around who those alternative providers are, what they are offering, who they are representing, where they get their talent and what piece of the market they have and could attain. You\'ll meet the players, hear from clients, see examples of collaboration, learn the offerings and gain clarity into this rapidly growing segment of the legal services market.

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Selecting an alternative legal service provider (ALSP), which will often deploy technology more broadly than most law firms, can conjure fears straight out of a 1980s sci-fi film.

“You’re putting your case in the hands of a machine, where you really don’t know how good it is,” says Bassi Edlin Huie & Blum partner Noel Edlin. “So that always makes me nervous, maybe I’ve seen too many ‘Terminator’ movies.”

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Victoria Hudgins

I am a reporter for Legaltech News, where I cover national and international cyber regulations and legal tech innovations and developments.

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