Changing Minds: Firm Leadership and the Cloud
What you will take away
Whether due to client demands, work-life balance, or the global pandemic, legal professionals at firms around the world are seeing their future in the cloud.
- What cloud technology means to your law firm
- The factors that can accelerate (or inhibit) your move to the cloud
- Advantages of cloud-based legal technology
Ask law firm leaders to discuss moving to the cloud and you might be surprised at their responses. Old concerns of security risks and increased expenses have been replaced with talk of remote accessibility, business continuity, and collaboration both inside and outside of the firm. Whether due to client demands, work-life balance, or a global pandemic, legal professionals at mid-size law firms are seeing their future in the cloud.
About the speaker
Director Product Strategist, Thomson Reuters
Colleen Scimeca has 20+ years guiding strategic decisions and programs transforming law departments and law firms. She is a Senior Product Strategist (Legal) at Thomson Reuters who was brought in to help create Panoramic and 3E Matter Pricing, focusing on the financial management, pricing, and budgeting features.
Prior to working at Thomson Reuters, she worked at a few Big 4 and boutique consulting firms for 15 years as a legal management consultant to more than 60 corporate law departments and law firms. She was responsible for strategy, process, and legal technology system selection and implementation projects. She specialized in aligning and creating value between corporate law departments and outside counsel through various initiatives.
Prior to that, Colleen was a trial lawyer at an insurance defense firm in Chicago. She holds a J.D. from DePaul University College of Law, M.B.A. from DePaul Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, and B.A. from Knox College.