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At the Bryan Cave Business Academy in St. Louis on May 18, associates from around the globe contemplated the future of the law firm business model and competed in mock client pitch meetings to better understand alternative fees and how technology can make their practices more efficient. (Photo: Roy Strom/ALM)
Standing in front of about 50 Bryan Cave associates at a training retreat in May, the firm’s chief innovation officer, Katie DeBord, tried a joke about the progress—or lack thereof—artificial intelligence has made in the legal profession.