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April 01, 2020

New ABA book helps lawyers stay up to date on legal innovation

CHICAGO, April 1, 2020 — Just published by the American Bar Association, “The Simple Guide to Legal Innovation: Basics Every Lawyer Should Know” by Lucy Endel Bassli provides a guide to the changing legal ecosystem. The legal industry is changing and there are lessons to be learned from those who have lived it. This new title offers practical tips on how to modernize the delivery of legal services.

Although it can be difficult to keep up with fast-moving legal innovation, with some updated vocabulary and a few real examples lawyers can learn to wow their clients. “The Simple Guide to Legal Innovation” provides details on the:

  • Legal ecosystem
  • Rise of legal operations (or legal ops)
  • Top innovation concepts lawyers need to know

By providing bite-sized lessons on topics that every practicing lawyer should be familiar with, this book will keep attorneys from getting left behind.

Bassli is an attorney and a former assistant general counsel of legal operations and contracting at Microsoft, where she redefined how legal work is done and created one of the first managed service engagements with a law firm. Bassli was tapped to teach Legal Operations for Suffolk University Law School’s Legal Innovation & Technology Certificate Program. She also has a partnership with Dentons, the world’s largest law firm, to deliver legal operations consulting to corporate legal departments.

Title:                      “The Simple Guide to Legal Innovation: Basics Every Lawyer Should Know
Publisher:              ABA Publishing
Pages:                   254
Product Code:       1620789
ISBN:                     9781641055871
Size:                      6 x 9
Binding:                Paperback & eBook
Price:                     List $34.95, Members $27.95
Orders:                  800-285-2221 or

Editor’s note: Review copies are available by sending an email to John Palmer at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to ABA Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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