IBA webinar - May 2020
On Monday 18 May 2020 Jaap Bosman presented the kick-off webinar in the first ever Virtual Entrepreneurship Conference organized by the International Bar Association IBA. The opening was done by Almudena Arpón de Mendívil (IBA Secretary General).
Over 400 lawyers were actively attending the webinar. A video recording of the webinar can be found here More information on the webinar can be found here
Law360 - April 2020
An article in Law360, by Aebra Coe, looks into what measures law firms are taking because of the Corona crisis. The article refers to our blog Your Friday Insight as a source and some of our analysis is quoted in the article.
Law360 is a LexisNexis company and news source for legal professionals, business leaders, and government officials, known for covering over 85% of events in the legal market within 48 hours. You can find the article here
Zhihe - China - March, 2020
Shanghai based Zhihe is the the leading educational network and service provider in the Chinese market. On 23 March 2020 Zhihe published an article written by Jaap Bosman:
You can find a link to the article here (article in Chinese)
Gazette du Palais - March, 2020
Gazette du Palais is a leading weekly legal market publication in France. The first issue was published 140 years ago in 1880. The week 10 - 2020 issue published an interview with Jaap Bosman on his vision on Legal Technology and on the Creation-Production Divide Concept.
ACC Docket - feature article - March, 2020
The Association of Corporate Counsel is with 47.000 members across 90 countries, the largest organization of its kind in the world. Therefore it is a great honor to be the author of the Feature Article of the ACC Docket Magazine March 2020 issue.
The article introduces a novel 3-step method for determining the importance and priority level of a legal matter to a business. You can read the article here
Podcast - Finland - February, 2020
Jaap Bosman was invited to join Casper Herler in a podcast and share his vision on the future of the legal profession. Together they explore some trends for the legal industry in the new decade. What is cognitive diversity? Why an ever increasing specialism in law is not a good trend? Why to focus on value instead of hours? The legal AI hype and why law is all about people?
You can listen to the podcast HERE
Bloomberg Law + Bloomberg Tax - February, 2020
Jaap Bosman wrote an article for Bloomberg: 'Fundamental Changes Coming to the Legal Industry This Decade'. This article was published by Bloomberg Law on 5 February 2020 and by Bloomberg Tax on 8 February 2020.
The article has been widely discussed in the Legal Industry and is considered by many to be a landmark publication. You can read the article here
Zhihe - China - January, 2020
Shanghai based Zhihe is the the leading educational network and service provider in the Chinese market. On 26 January 2020 Zhihe published a translated version of Jaap Bosman's original article "5 Trends that will define the New Decade for Law Firms" (未来十年，律师事务所的五大趋势). The article amassed over 6.000 readers in the first 30 minutes.
You can find a link to the article here (Chinese)
ACC Legal Operations Virtual Roundtable
January, 2020 - Data & Dialogue
Jaap Bosman & Vincent Cordo were invited by the Association of Corporate Counsel to so a webinar/virtual roundtable on their book Data & Dialogue, a relationship redefined.
The presentation focused on what concrete tools and measurements can be used by inhouse legal departments to get more value out of the relationship with external lawyers.
You can watch the webinar here
Best of Small Business Awards- December, 2019
TGO Consulting is the 2019 winner in the category Best Business Consultant America of the prestigious Best of Small Business Awards. TGO Consulting was selected category winner out of a very competitive short list of nominees. Jaap Bosman: "we are extremely proud of this great recognition of the work we do for our clients"
Law360 - October, 2019
An article in Law360, by Aebra Coe, examines the latest expansion of Dentons in the US, and quotes Jaap Bosman on his opinion. Law360 is a LexisNexis company and news source for legal professionals, business leaders, and government officials, known for covering over 85% of events in the legal market within 48 hours.
Article in ACC - Australian Corporate Lawyer magazine - August, 2019.
The Australian Corporate Lawyer magazine, by ACC Australia, featured an excerpt from the book Data & Dialogue - a relationship redefined in their spring issue 2019.
Innovation Forum - Shanghai China - August 2019
Together with Intelligeast, the largest legal community platform in China, Jaap Bosman, TGO Consulting, gave lectures during the three day Law Firm Innovation Forum in Shanghai, August 2019, joined by legal tech entrepeneurs and managing partners of innovative law firms from all parts of China.
Law360 - July, 2019
An article in Law360, by Aebra Coe, examines the decision by Kirkland & Ellis to set up a plaintiffs' side trial group. Jaap Bosman is quoted, bringing the news into the context of litigation finance and its potential significant returns. Law360 is a LexisNexis company and news source for legal professionals, business leaders, and government officials, known for covering over 85% of events in the legal market within 48 hours.
ACC breakfast meting - June, 2019.
Jaap Bosman and Vincent Cordo gave a briefing on game-changing data analysis in legal services and state-of-the-art legal delivery processes from their new book Data & Dialogue, a relationship redefined, at a breakfast meeting organized by ACC Europe at the EMEA headquarters of Uber in Amsterdam.
Article in ABA Journal - May, 2019.
ABAJournal.com published the column The 6 most important qualities for an equity partner, written by Jaap Bosman, who is a regular contributor to the ABA Journal, the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association.
Article in ABA Journal - April, 2019.
ABAJournal.com published an article The Legal Industry Will Need a New Breed of Lawyers, written by Jaap Bosman, who is a regular contributor to the ABA Journal, the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association.
Article in ABA Journal - January, 2019.
Jaap Bosman, TGO Consulting, is a regular contributor to the ABA Journal, the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association. On 24 January 2019, ABAJournal.com published his article Monetizing your investment in legal tech
Law360 - January, 2019
Legal Sector Jobs Slump by Aebra Coe, Law360, examines the decline in the total number of jobs in the legal sector in Q4, 2018, quoting Jaap Bosman among other. Law360 is a LexisNexis company and news source for legal professionals, business leaders, and government officials, known for covering over 85% of events in the legal market within 48 hours.
Keynote Shanghai China - December 2018
Jaap Bosman, TGO Consulting, delivered the closing keynote on 16 December 2018 at 智合论坛 / Intelligeast Forum 2018, Shanghai, the biggest and most important seminar on the future of the legal profession in China to date. Other speakers include Richard Susskind and Ashish Nanda.
Article in ABA Journal - October, 2018.
Jaap Bosman, TGO Consulting, is a regular contributor to the ABA Journal, the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association. In October 2018, ABAJournal.com published his article: Are lawyers being trapped in their practice niches?
Article in Globe Law and Business - October, 2018.
In October 2018, Globe Law and Business issued their publication Modern Lergal Practice. Jaap Bosman contributed with an article on the impact of data analysis in the legal sector, Data and Dialogue - a Relationship Redefined.
INBLF meeting, Rome, October 2018.
The International Network of Boutique Law Firms (“INBLF”), is a global organization of highly regarded boutique law firms, each of which is preeminent in only one or two specialized areas. During their annual global meeting in Rome, October 2018, Jaap Bosman gave a key note on the current trends in the legal market and developments on clients' side.
Harvard meeting - October, 2018.
In October 2018, TGO Consulting met with directors of Harvard post-graduate law programmes to exchange views and experience.
Lawyer survey Advocatie, October, 2018.
Together with legal publisher SDU, TGO Consulting carried out a survey amongst lawyers in the Netherlands focusing on, amongst other, investments in legal tech. The results were published in the Advocatie October Magazine, along with an article by Jaap Bosman on Big Data, Big Consequences. (In Dutch.)
International Young Lawyers' Congress, 2018.
On Tuesday 28 August 2018, Jaap Bosman spoke at the 56th AIJA congress in Brussels on the topic of being an international lawyer. AIJA is a global association devoted to lawyers and in-house counsel aged 45 and under with 4000 members from 90 countries. Since 1962 AIJA provides international opportunities for young lawyers to network, learn and develop.
TGO Consulting Client Event, 2018.
On Saturday 18 August 2018, TGO Consulting held its 2018 client event in Bayreuth (Germany). We attended the performance of Richard Wagner's Walküre. The individual performance of this second part of 'Der Ring Nibelungen' was a first at the Festival. It was conducted by Plácido Domingo.
ABA Journal, June, 2018.
Jaap Bosman, TGO Consulting, is a regular contributor to the ABA Journal, the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association. On 19 June 2018, ABAJournal.com published his article It's not the associate salaries, it's the human skills that challenge law firms
Multilaw EMEA meeting - June, 2018.
Jaap Bosman contributed to the EMEA gathering of Multilaw in Valletta, Malta, with a keynote and break-out session on the changing relationship between clients and law firms brought on by, amongst other, data analysis.
Law Firm Leadership roundtable - May, 2018.
Jointly with ABN AMRO Bank and ZumpolleVanderStoel legal headhunters, TGO Consulting hosted a roundtable discussion for Managing Partners and General Counsel on the challenges of putting non-lawyers in client facing roles in law firms.
Due to the large amount of interest and the quality of the discussion, this will become an annual event.
ABA Journal, April, 2018.
Jaap Bosman, TGO Consulting, is a regular contributor to the ABA Journal, the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association. On 16 April 2018, ABAJournal.com published his article Start monetizing those unused (discountable) billable hours.
Legal network meeting, April, 2018.
Jaap Bosman, TGO Consulting, contributed to a global legal network meeting with an afternoon session on the future of the legal market.
La Revue Practique de la Prospective et de l'Innovation (LexisNexis France)
Revue Pratique de la Prospective et de l'Innovation, is a magazine for lawyers in France published by LexisNexis in partnership with the National Bar Association of France. Jaap Bosman, TGO Consulting, contributed with an article on the use of Prediction & Prevention to help avoid future legal disputes. (English and French)
Shanghai Law Association, Law School
16 January, 2018.
The China Law Publishing House published a summary of the first Shanghai Law Association Law School lecture, which was held by Jaap Bosman in September 2017 in Shanghai. Kang Jianjun, vice President of Shanghai Law Association, presided at the opening lecture ceremony, which was attended by nearly 100 of the the city's law firm directors and managing partners.
All China Lawyers Association, Beijing,
Jaap Bosman and Lisa Hakanson from TGO Consulting visited the All China Lawyers Association in Beijing, China.
Shenzen Bar Association, Shenzen,
Jaap Bosman gave a lecture on the topic of ‘Building a great law firm’ at the Shenzen Bar Association, on 21 December in Shenzen, China.
On 28 November 2017, Jaap Bosman was interviewed on the Dutch business radio on the topic of law firm profitability in the legal market. The hour-long broadcast can be accessed as a pod-cast (in Dutch).
Law Firm Marketing Summit, London,
7 November 2017
Jaap Bosman was a speaker at the 2nd annual Law Firm Marketing Summit, in London, 7 November 2017, organised by The Global Legal Post and Global City Media. The topic centred on positioning and brand building in response to commoditisation of legal services.
Polish Bar Association, Warsaw,
25 October 2017
Jaap Bosman gave a lecture on the topic of ‘Building a profitable law firm in a digital age’ at the Polish Bar Association (KIRP), on 25 October in Warsaw, Polen.
Global Legal Post, October 2017
Ahead of the Law Firm Marketing Summit, 7 November 2017, Jaap Bosman comments in the Global Legal Post on the effects of commoditisation in the legal market and the factors changing the way corporate clients value and purchase legal services. Jaap Bosman will be a speaker at the 2nd annual Law Firm Marketing Summit, organised by The Global Legal Post and Global City Media.
ACC Docket, October 2017
The award-winning ACC Docket is the journal of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the global bar association that promotes the common professional and business interests of in-house counsel, with more than 40,000 members in 85 countries. In the October issue of ACC Docket, Jaap Bosman contributes an article on what it might look like for the in-house counsel of the future.
Innovation and Future of the Legal Profession in Europe, October 2017
The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) has published an eBook containing a collection of essays written by the expert speakers from their annual conference. Jaap Bosman contributed an article on the future of law and access to justice.
International Association of Prosecutors, Beijing, 10-15 September, 2017.
The International Association of Prosecutors (IAP) is the worldwide organization of prosecutors, with organizational members from over 171 different countries. Jaap Bosman was a speaker at the 22nd Annual Conference and General Meeting of the IAP, held in Beijing, China, addressing all Prosecutors General in a closed session on the topic of Practising Law in a Digital Age.
Shanghai Bar Association
14 September, 2017.
Jaap Bosman was invited by the Shanghai Bar Association, a lawyer's association with near 20.000 members in Peoples Republic of China, to hold a lecture to its members on the topic of business of law.
此次培训邀请到了法律界策略专家、法律行业策略与定位咨询公司TGO Consulting创始人、《律所再造：律所革命的宣言书》（Death of a Law Firm）作者潘言博（Jaap Bosman）作为主讲人，作“从商业角度看律师事务所”主题分享。
New Perspectives for New Lawyers
SDU Publishers offers this short, magazine version of a previously published book The New Lawyer. Jaap Bosman contributed a chapter on this book in interview form.
Law360, August 2017
5 Ways Law Firms Can Harmonize Client Service by Aebra Coe, Law360, charts what clients are looking for in terms of service experience, quoting Jaap Bosman among other. Law360 is a LexisNexis company and news source for legal professionals, business leaders, and government officials, known for covering over 85% of events in the legal market within 48 hours.
Law360, June 2017
Law360 is a LexisNexis company and news source for legal professionals, business leaders, and government officials, known for covering over 85% of events in the legal market within 48 hours. Jaap Bosman is quoted in this article by Sam Reisman regarding the malware attack on DLA Piper.
ABA Journal, June 2017
Jaap Bosman is a regular contributor to the ABA Journal, the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association. On 8 June 2017, ABAJournal.com published his article Do you suffer from commoditization blindness?, as part of their Legal Rebels series.
ABA publishes new edition of
Death of a Law Firm, June 2017
The publishing arm of the American Bar Association, ABA Book Publishing, has published Death of a Law Firm, now for sale via their online store. James R. Silkenat, former President of the American Bar Association: "Death of a Law Firm is full of important insights about major law firms today: their strengths, weaknesses, and eccentricities. The author knows this world in complete detail and pulls no punches in his analysis of critical business and organizational issues. This is a book not to be missed."
German Bar Association, 26 May 2017
The conference of the German Bar Association is an event attended by close to 1000 lawyers each year. An international panel including Mark A. Cohen (Legal Mosaic), John Fernandez (Nextlaw Labs/Dentons), David Frolich (AIJA), Jane Townsend (Allen & Overy), Jerome Deroulez (Paris Bar Incubator) and Jaap Bosman debated on the topic of How to Become an Innovative Lawyer.
IBA Global Entrepreneurship Conference, Paris, 22-23 May 2017
The IBA Global Entrepreneurship Conference examines the impact of disruptive innovation on businesses and sectors that are particularly relevant for legal practitioners, such as FinTech, LegalTech and M&A. Jaap Bosman contributed to this conference, discussing the challenges of law firms and the perspective of the legal profession vis-à-vis changes in the market together with Cornelius Grossmann (EY Global Law), Neville Eisenberg (Berwin Leighton Paisner), Karl Chapman (Riverview Law) and Sebastiaan Bos (RAVN)
Buing Legal Council conference call,
24 May 2017
The Buying Legal Council is a community of client-side legal procurement professionals, including in-house counsel. Regular phone conference calls with peers and outside experts provide their members with practical tools and the latest insights in buying legal services. Jaap Bosman contributed with a call explaining the commoditization of legal services and the impact for legal procurement.
Shanghai Bar Association, 12 May 2017
Jaap Bosman presenting a copy of the book Deat of a Law Firm to David Yu, President of the Shanghai Bar Association.
ABA Journal, March 2017
Jaap Bosman is a regular contributor to the ABA Journal, the flagship magazine of the American Bar Association. On 14 March 2017, ABAJournal.com published his article What lawyers can learn from a dollar-store model, as part of their Legal Rebels series. The article urges law firms to start thinking like a business in their response to commoditization.
Revue Pratique de la Prospective et de l'Innovation, March 2017
Revue Pratique de la Prospective et de l'Innovation, is a magazine for lawyers in France published by LexisNexis in partnership with the National Bar Association of France. Jaap Bosman, TGO Consulting, contributed with an article on the business of law. (In English)
OP. RECHT. MECHELEN, 10 February 2017
The city of Mechelen, Belgium, is organising a conference on Management of Justice, The Future of the Belgian Legal System. In 2018, the courts will have autonomous management of their resources. But how will scarce resources be distributed? Will the courts risk falling behind as the legal professions gear up and become increasingly digitalized? Jaap Bosman will contribute as a key note speaker in a programme concluded by the Belgian Minister of Justice.
JINOV, 2 February 2017, Paris
JINOV, Les Journées de l’innovation du Droit et du Chiffre, presented its second edition of the days of innovation in law and numbers on February 2, 2017, in Paris. Jaap Bosman, TGO Consulting, contributed as a keynote speaker at this event. (In French)
Survey results - law firm's preferred costs to cut and investments to be made
TGO Consulting and Advocatie (Sdu) together conducted a survey amongst lawyers regarding their preferences on savings and investments. Advocatie.nl is the leading on-line platform community for Dutch lawyers with one of the most read weekly electronic newsletters in the Netherlands. Readers were invited in Q3 2016 to partake anonymously in a survey regarding their preferred methods of cost saving as well as their choice of upcoming investments. The result was presented on Advocatie.nl, January 4, 2017. (In Dutch)
For a summary of the results in English, click here.
4th European legal e-access conference, Paris 23-24 November 2016
The Association for Development of «Legal Informatization», Juriconnexion and Open Law (le Droit Ouvert), together organised the 4th European conference on legal access (JEIJ). Jaap Bosman, author of Death of a Law Firm, contributed to this event on the topic of Legaltech and Interprofessionalism in the legal environment.
Anwaltsblatt, the official publication of the Deutsche Anwaltverein (DAV) - the association of German bars - published a summary of the issues debated at the CCBE Conference in Paris, October 2016, including conclusions on commoditisation by Jaap Bosman, author of Death of a Law Firm and principal partner at TGO Consulting. (In German)
CCBE Conference, Paris 21 October 2016
On 21 October 2016, in Paris, the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), which, through its members, represents more than 1 million European lawyers, brought together experts from Europe and beyond to debate, discuss and determine the future of the legal profession. Author of Death of a Law Firm, Jaap Bosman, contributed to this event in a session on the future of law firms.
Innovative Legal Services Forum 2016, Prague
Jaap Bosman was a keynote speaker at the Innovative Legal Services Forum 2016, in Prague, organised by media house Economia for 200 CEE lawyers. Watch the summary film clip.
Trends Legal Awards
Jaap Bosman delivered the keynote speech during the Trends Legal Awards in Brussels 20 April 2016.
Jaap Bosman participated in the expert panel on innovation in legal service delivery during the legal innovation seminar Lexpo, 21 April 2016, in Amsterdam.
On 10 December 2015, the weekly Belgian business magazine dedicated their cover page to Death of a Law Firm and featured an article on topics from the book. (In French)
Wolters Kluwer film
In March 2016, the Innovation Department of the global publisher and information provider Wolters Kluwer made a short film explaining Death of a Law Firm using animations. (In English)
Netherlands Bar Association
On 7 April 2016, Jaap Bosman presented the official 1st copy of the 2nd edition of 'Death of a Law Firm' to Mr. Bart van Tongeren, the president of the Netherlands Bar Association. (Foto: Mr. Bart van Tongeren holding a copy of the book.)
Het Financiele Dagblad
Het Financiele Dagblad (FD) is the leading daily financial newspaper in the Netherlands. On 10 November 2015 the paper published a spread with an interview with Jaap Bosman. (In Dutch)
ABN AMRO sector report
In a sector report on the legal market by ABN AMRO, Death of a Law Firm is used as a starting point when examining how vulnerable the business model of law firms will prove to be as they inevitably face the same challenges as other sectors have been battling in the past years. Will lawyers be architects or brick layers? (In Dutch)
CFO Magazine is a monthly publication for the CFO community in the Netherlands. Its November 2015 issue dedicated a spread to Death of a Law Firm. (In Dutch)
Mr. magazine is a source of news and in-depth information for the legal market, with 28,000 lawyers and legal students receiving it each month. The October 2015 issue carried an article and a sneak preview of parts of Death of a Law Firm. (In Dutch)
The monthly official publication of the National Bar Association of the Netherlands published a review of Death of a Law Firm in November 2015. (In Dutch)
LEGADEX, an innovative provider of legal services published an interview with Jaap Bosman on Death of a Law Firm in April 2016. (In Dutch)
LexGO.be / LexGO.lu
LexGO.be and LexGO.lu are the premium web portals for the Belgian and Luxembourg legal communities. On 4 November 2015 they published an article on Death of a Law Firm.
Advocatie.nl is the leading online platform community for Dutch lawyers with one of the most read weekly electronic newsletters in the Netherlands. (In Dutch)
The monthly official publication of the National Notarial Association of the Netherlands published an artcile on Death of a Law Firm in November 2015. (In Dutch)
ABA webinar - June 2020
On 16 June 2020, Jaap Bosman contributed to the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting organized by the International Law Section of the ABA, on the topic of The Art of the Pitch.
More information on the Annual Meeting can be found here