Perhaps they read our recent blog post “5 Reasons Why Law Firms Shouldn’t Leave Consulting to Accounting Firms” or, far more likely, this new consultancy was in the works for months. This week brought news of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s new legal operations consulting firm called “Cantilever”. As reported by the “Artificial Lawyer”, the new consultancy “will help clients with issues such as process improvement, as well as tech choice and implementation, which would include assessing legal AI and automation needs.”
This all sounds great and certainly very similar to a part of our business. We believe that the best way for law firms to get into the consulting business (and with a much quicker return on investment) is to either:
acquire an existing consulting company or ALSPs (like Nimble); or
From a strategic standpoint, it seems much easier to plug-in an existing consulting company then to grow one from scratch.