Legaltech Arcade
The rise of no-code legal automation, with Evan Wong of Checkbox

The rise of no-code legal automation, with Evan Wong of Checkbox

September 8, 2020

In this week's episode, I talk to Evan Wong, CEO and co-founder of Checkbox.ai. We discuss the importance of no-code platforms in legal, what it takes to make them a success and the need for organisations to shift from a services to a product mindset.

Topics of discussion

  • The key elements of a no-code platform
  • The inception of Checkbox
  • Why early stage research and validation is critical to product success
  • The importance of no-code for corporate legal teams
  • Productisation of legal services
  • Why law firms struggle to shift from a services to product mindset
  • The network effect - making platforms viral
  • The importance of risk tolerance when deploying no-code platforms
  • The future of no-code platforms and their place in an ever-consolidating market
Building a legal platform, with Stuart Barr of HighQ

Building a legal platform, with Stuart Barr of HighQ

August 26, 2020

In this week's episode, I talk to Stuart Barr - Chief Product & Strategy Officer at HighQ (part of Thomson Reuters). We discuss what it takes to build and sell a legal platform and how to ensure customers see value from the product, as well as the move towards a single 'legal operating system'.

Topics of discussion

  • Is LegalTech a thing?
  • Defining a legal platform
  • Benefits of a toolkit platform vs. point solution
  • Challenges of selling a platform
  • The move towards productised solution templates
  • How to ensure clients see value from a platform
  • Measuring and demonstrating ROI
  • Structuring a product team to build a platform
  • The importance of integrations
  • Market consolidation
  • What next for legal platforms?
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