Episode 35: New World, New Lawyers – How are capabilities “shaping” up?

Episode 35: New World, New Lawyers – How are capabilities “shaping” up?


The legal world has changed. What it takes to navigate that change, work with it and excel in it, is not the same today as it was nine months ago. And, it won’t be the same nine months from now. While it might take a little longer for legislation to change, we’ve already lived through a legal work evolution – different ways to communicate, different ways to lead, different client and employee needs and expectations and different ways to be. For some organisations, that’s already led to systemic change. And, while the legal industry may not move as quickly, what we know right now and for sure is, what got us here, will not get us there. We’re in a brave new legal world and with that comes the need for different capabilities, permanently!

In this podcast, on New World, New Lawyers – How are capabilities “shaping” up? for the Centre’s Reinvent Legal Business Series 2, Dan Kayne, General Counsel – Regions, Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd (UK) and Caitlin (Cat) Moon, Director of Innovation Design, Vanderbilt Law School (USA) shared their thoughts about change in the legal industry, how this has already led to the need for different lawyer capabilities, and how their work is providing a comprehensive and complimentary blueprint for this change.

Topics discussed included:

  • The different lawyer capability shapes – I, T, D and O – what they are, what they do, and why they matter
  • How changes in the legal ecosystem are impacting legal education
  • The opportunity for law schools to reinvent legal education
  • The change agent role of in-house counsel and its importance in shaping legal education and lawyer capabilities
  • The important role of collaboration between law schools and legal practitioners in developing lawyer capabilities for now and the future

Cat and Dan – thank you so much for being role models for change and, guiding and inspiring that in all of us – we love your work!

If you would prefer to watch this session rather than listen, you'll find the link to the video on the CLI-Collaborate (CLIC) FREE Resource Centre here.