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About Fringe Legal
Fringe Legal is a community of doers, learners, and innovators paving the future of the legal profession. We inform, entertain, and inspire action through the content we create.
We provide cutting-edge content for legal innovators on putting ideas into practice, including interviews, reports, and success stories.
Who is Fringe Legal for?
You are a legal professional who works on or with people innovating in the space, taking on transformation initiatives, or working with legal tech.
You want to explore what other innovators are doing. Maybe you have experience of [legal] tech, and your inner changemaker wants to see things done in a more effective & efficient way.
You want to be inspired with a fresh supply of ideas, stories of how others have found success, and leverage tools to streamline your work, practice, and firm.
You can dive into the archives for the podcast or newsletter or use one of my recommendations to start in the middle.
- The Fringe Legal Podcast is a collection of conversations with innovators on how to put ideas into practice. Each episode discusses with a changemaker who shares their thoughts, insights, and lessons from their journey. It was launched in March 2019 and has seen 10,000+ downloads.
- The Fringe Legal Newsletter is a weekly digest that provides delicious bites on innovation, transformation, and knowledge management for legal innovators. It includes commentary on emerging topics, notes from people putting ideas into practice, and hidden gems (articles, tools, and more).
- Innovation and Transformation Perspectives From Around the World. In this article, we speak to innovators around the globe to understand what drives innovations in their practice and how they lead projects to success.
- Economics of the legal profession: levers that impact efficient and effective delivery. To bring about change, it's useful to understand why folks are resistant to it. Richard Tromans speaks with Fringe Legal to walk through the legal profession's history, so we can better understand what may come next.
- Visual tools as an emerging category. Fringe Legal Reports are quarterly deep dives into emerging technologies, trends, and themes for legal innovators. In this example, we share the rise of diagraming tools for lawyers.
- Law firms as a subscription business. Could firms pivot to a subscription business model? Listen to Joyce Tong Oelrich on how she managed the transition with a different type of firm.
- What skills do in-house teams think are lacking in their lawyers? What is required for service transformation? Michele DeStefano shares her views from interviewing hundreds of in-house counsels.
- Leveraging data to make decisions for legal teams. Legal departments seem to lag when it comes to asking for funding; why? Because they lack the data. In this conversation with Mick Sheehy of PwC, we go through a structured framework to measure the performance of innovation, transformation, and KM projects.
Fringe Legal is a lean operation founded and run by Abhijat (Ab) Saraswat.
Abhijat Saraswat was called to the Bar of England and Wales in 2015. He has worked for several large multi-national corporations across various sectors and holds a bachelor's degree in Forensic Science and Neuroscience from the University of Keele, UK.
Abhijat is a Senior Director at Litera, where he works with organizations globally to solve complex problems, leveraging technology to improve retention and enhance the client experience.