The Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association is a sub-group of the London Solicitors Litigation Association (LSLA), open to litigators with up to 8 years post -qualification experience. They are holding a summer party at the Sky Bar at Leonardo Royal Hotel London – St Paul’s, on 29 May.
Inventus, one of the largest international legal support services providers, is sponsoring it. Inventus CEO, Paul Mankoo, said
“JLSLA members are the future of the practice of law, driving innovation forward. Our support underscores our commitment to enabling that innovation and future legal leaders in delivering cutting-edge services and solutions to the global legal clients.”
I recall a discussion years ago with someone senior at another London-based eDiscovery / eDisclosure provider about setting up meetings with lawyers. He said that he would not arrange a meeting unless he was sure that it would be attended by a partner or someone else with the authority to sign cheques. I suggested, politely, that this was a daft approach. It was not (generally) the partners who actually did the work, and they were therefore unlikely to appreciate the value of the software and services which this company was offering.
The people to talk to – and listen to – I suggested, were the junior lawyers and anyone else who actually got their hands dirty dealing with disclosure.
There is now a much greater appreciation by providers of the role of the younger people who understand the eDisclosure / eDiscovery process from experience. Providers now appreciate that those who started work in the 21st century (“millennials”, if you like labels) are both the source of ideas and the driver for new developments – thus Paul Mankoo’s reference to “future legal leaders”.