Law New is a new way of thinking about the future of the legal industry. It is not a technology-focused initiative, but a collaborative, customer-centric, solution-based approach that reflects the speed and complexity of business and society. It is a cross-functional project with a focus on risk-awareness, enabling the legal function to be more effective and more valued.
The legal industry’s dominant provider sources – law firms and in-house counsel departments – still operate in siloes, operating from different economic models, cultures, remits, technology platforms, data and end-user needs/expectations. In a law new world, these entities will work in concert to provide accessible, affordable, on-demand, solution-based, law and legal products and services aimed at meeting the needs of business and society at a level of service that will enable profitability.
For example, law new will involve collaboration among the various stakeholders of a particular legal challenge such as the development and production of a Covid-19 vaccine. This type of collaborative process is essential to a modern economy because significant global challenges cannot be mastered by one person, function, enterprise or group of stakeholders. The legal function will play a key role in this type of cross-functional, collaborative process and can leverage its collective experience to help shape the new environment.
The new world will also see a shift away from the legal industry’s “lawyer as king” mentality, wherein lawyers dominate and control every aspect of the law practice. A new generation of legal consumers and society at large will demand a more transparent, collaborative, value-based and customer-centric approach to legal services. Law new will be a project led by law firm partners and senior lawyers, with the support of their colleagues and technology professionals. The legal product and service delivery model will be a platform-based, multidisciplinary, customer-centric initiative that leverages internal/external resources and technology platforms to create new law solutions aimed at meeting the needs of business and societies at a level of service that will drive profitability.
A new era in legal will also see the emergence of corporate Goliaths that have the brand, capital, know-how, customer-centricity and data mastery, tech platforms and agile, multidisciplinary teams to reverse-engineer existing paradigms and disrupt the legal industry. They will be able to meet the rising expectations of legal buyers and society at large.
During the Wano Country arc, fans saw that Law has gotten a lot stronger since his awakening and is now closer to Yonko Blackbeard’s level. This is probably due to the fact that he has gotten accustomed to his Devil Fruit and mastered it to a certain extent. He also now has a powerful Haki upgrade. This will most likely make him even more lethal against other Emperors and take him closer to his dream of finding the One Piece. This makes him the most dangerous pirate on the seas and a real threat to the other Yonko emperors. The upcoming fight between Law and Blackbeard will definitely be something to look forward to.