Extract from George Socha’s article “eDiscovery Leaders Live: Adam Wehler of Robinson, Bradshaw, & Hinson”
Adam Wehler is the director of practice support at Robinson Bradshaw. He is a resource for the firm’s lawyers on discovery-related issues ranging from collection to destruction of documents. He is also actively involved in the information governance support within the firm. Adam focuses on client discovery, whether local or worldwide, and strives to make sure everyone understands all the nuances that e-discovery can hold. Passionate about discovering more efficient ways to provide legal technology consulting, information governance and knowledge management, Adam has been working in the legal technology space for over 18 years. Today, as he works on building a legal operations group within a law firm, his goal is to allow for better alignment and communication between the firm’s clients’ team and the law firm.
- What Robinson Bradshaw does differently.
- No billing requirement at the firm – and why.
- Legal tech: like clubs in a golf bag.
- How that plays out in practice.
- His legal technology theory of everything.
- The size and scope of their practice support group, their goals and how they operate.
- How they work with the firm’s clients and some of the projects they have taken on.
- Examples from the transactional side.
- Assessing and using AI.
- Exploring new uses for AI.
- His take on high precision classification and the value it offers for litigation, contract analysis, transactional work, and knowledge management.
- How to get their lawyers, paralegals, and others to make effective use of AI and similar tools.
- Getting buy-in from clients.
- The importance of trust.
- How they charge clients for the use of technology.
- His second biggest win: tracking data.