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We all suffer from a profound case of “Idea Surplus Disorder” at Filament — and we think that’s a good thing. Here are some of those ideas we’d like to share with you.

 

 
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"There was a noticeable shift in appreciation for the many perspectives and challenges of participants."

We’re back from the Inspire.Legal conference in New York, where we designed and facilitated a collaborative problem-framing exercise for 200 legal innovators and industry leaders. Here’s what Integreon’s Chief Innovation Officer Alma Asay had to say about the day:

Matt Homann, an expert facilitator with a passion for driving creative thinking to solve big problems in legal and other industries, led the Forum Workshops.  Participants completed problem exercises that included brainstorming a “challenge worth solving” and drilling down to the “key stakeholders (and the impact they feel is).”  By focusing on the “who” and “why” – instead of “how” – there was a noticeable shift in appreciation for the many perspectives and challenges of participants in our industry versus the all-too-common “well, they’ll have to change” mentality that can accompany solutions-focused discussions.

Filament's ILTACON Focus Wall
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The Filament team is back from a week in Washington D.C. and ILTACON, a large conference focused on legal technology and innovation. Besides facilitating several innovation-focused sessions, we rolled out another version of our Focus Wall

As we've done since 2015, we posted several "big" questions that we asked the attendees to answer,  and then we drew their answers on five, huge, 4' x 8' foam boards. 

Check them out below (click on each to expand for easier viewing) and let us know if you'd like to bring a similar creative tool to engage the attendees at your next event.

ILTACON ATTENDEE FEEDBACK

MY BIGGEST TECHNOLOGY CHALLENGE IS ...

MY LEGAL TECHNOLOGY WISH IS ...

I PREDICT IN 10 YEARS ...

A PROBLEM I'D LIKE A VENDOR TO SOLVE IS ...

We'll be posting some of our favorite images over on on Instagram page next week. Follow us there if you'd like to take a deeper dive into this content with our talented artists.

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Rethinking the Practice of Law at Filament
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In mid-2017, Filament designed & hosted   law firm Bryan Cave's Business Academy for the second time. Law.com wrote about it here.

For six years, the firm has worked to cultivate a group of young lawyers who are prepared to confront trends in the industry that will impact their firm when they take over as partners. In 2013, the firm invited all its young associates to a two-day training session on the future of the business of law in St. Louis. Every other year since the firm has invited the same class of about 50 associates back to continue to learn how their business is changing.

The Bryan Cave Business Academy (BCBA) was just one of Filament's legal-focused engagements in 2017.  Others include an all-attorney retreat for Davis Wright Tremaine, TBD Law, and ILTACon.

If you're a lawyer or law firm trying to take your practice to the next level, contact us. We'd love to help!