In an interview earlier this year, Axiom’s founder and then CEO Mark Harris fired a shot at the state of technology in the legal industry:
By contrast, selling tech-only solutions into the legal industry today would be like selling a conveyer belt to a blacksmith in the late 1800s. You cannot sell the instruments of industrialization to artisans! They aren’t ready for them and have no idea what to do with them!
Shortly after our conversation went live, I started getting all kinds of reactions from folks across the legal industry — technologists and forward-thinking lawyers. Some agreed with Harris’ assessment and some disagreed, but no two responses were the same.
So today, less than a week before lawyers and tech companies from around the world converge on New York for the annual Legaltech Show, I’ve invited a number of prominent legal tech executives and lawyers, both in-house counsel and decision makers inside law firms, to react to the quote and offer their perspective on the state of technology and disruption in the legal industry. New replies will continue rolling in over the course of the day and beyond, so click FOLLOW to follow along like a fly-on-the-wall as the conversation unfolds.