Karla Schlaepfer MA is a German-American author. She has been writing since 2014 – in German and English – about innovation in companies and law firms, co-creation with design change processes and coaching topics.

Here is a selection of informative blog articles related to the legal sector.

Efficiency in Remote Legal Working is an Important Topic!

This article published in “Legal Business World” shows how those who are open to change can use digital offerings and collaboration to enable human-centered team working in the legal sector. It outlines the benefits, eventual risks and clear steps to developing better performing legal teams. Included are info-graphics and a guideline for more resources.

February fresh insights on how to accelerate 🚀 your learning curve

Hi friends of Design Change! We’re starting to see some glimmers of hope ✨on the horizon. Vaccines are here, even if they’re not yet widely available. Our world is still hurting, and laughter 😎 can help. Did you know ““The average four-year-old laughs as many as three hundred times per day while the average forty-year-old, by comparison, laughs three hundred times every two and a half months.

Design Thinking User-Research at the Liquid Legal Experience 2020

How can lawyers use Design Thinking? Our session at the Liquid Legal Experience provided hands-on answers! In partnership with the Anwaltszukunftskongress (AZK), the 30 international Liquid Legal Experience attendees (from Australia to California) had the opportunity to collaborate and win a new book on innovative legal services. The event was kicked off with a keynote by Alexander Britz, Head of Legal and AI at Microsoft.

Music to our ears; talking with users

I’m involved in a pro-bono user research project. This means my partner (Baltasar Cevc) and I are setting up and carrying out interviews with interested and open lawyers. They are our target audience. We want to dig deeper and validate (or not!) our presented hypotheses in the recent essay we wrote for the Liquid Legal Insititute e.

➡ Collaboration is key.

Do you have 30-minutes to contribute to the future of remote legal working?✨ The unexpected drives us on. We’re curious and would like to talk with you in a short interview about your EXPERIENCES WITH REMOTE TEAM WORK IN THE FIELD OF LAW. In our white paper, we present 5 hypotheses about what this change involves.

ReMeP 2020 – Research Meets Practice

Legal Informatics Conference in Vienna, Austria 8, 9, 16 and 23 June 2020 😃 ich freue mich über die Einladung zur Podiumsdiskussion! 🤩 Mein Teil beschäftigt sich mit der Entwicklung von agilen Werkzeugen+Mentalität (lasst es uns ausprobieren und dann messen), die zentrale Bedeutung von menschenzentrierten Daten aus dem realen Leben und der Kundenforschung.

Is it true that lawyers in particular have a hard time accepting change?

Maybe one of my last live events for a while! FGS Legal Tech meet-up in Bonn. Interactive lecture: entitled: Change in the Legal Industry with Design Thinking. A short report: Is it true that lawyers in particular have a hard time embracing change? According to Dr. Larry Richard (LawyerBrain), lawyers are risk averse and even not very sociable.

Wege zur agilen Transformation

Veränderungen innerhalb eines Unternehmens sind immer auch mit Skepsis und Angst vor der Zukunft verbunden. Neues auszuprobieren bedeutet auch immer ein Risiko einzugehen. Menschen reagieren unterschiedlich auf Neuerungen und es ist wichtig, die einzelnen Typen von Menschen zu kennen und auf deren Persönlichkeit einzugehen. Es gibt vier unterschiedliche Typen von Menschen im Transformationsprozess Wir unterscheiden grundsätzliche vier verschieden Typen.

RA Dr. Martin Lücke interviewt Design Thinker Karla Schlaepfer M.A.

Das Interview fand statt im Rahmen von Dr. Lückes Doktorarbeit Legal Design Thinking über die Anwendung von Design Thinking als juristischer Berufsträger (2019) Martin: Welche Anwendungsbeispiele siehst du für Design Thinking im Rechtswesen? Karla: Digitale Software und Automatisierung können den Zugang zum Rechtssystem für beide, Rechtsanwälte und Mandanten, enorm erleichtern. Sie bieten viele Möglichkeiten der Prozessoptimierung und Kostenersparnis.

Press release on the 5th NRW Legal Tech Meet-Up sponsored by Wolters Kluwer

Professionals interested in Legal Tech from all over NRW met for the 5. Legal Tech Meetup at Headquarters Downtown in Cologne. It was clear right from the start that there was a strong desire to network and talk, the evening moderator Johannes Klostermann, (Head of Innovation Legal at co-host Wolters Kluwer Germany), had some trouble getting the 75 guests to stop networking so that the program could start.

Zukunft der Rechtsberatung

Erschienen in: Infobrief Spezial MkG, Ausgabe 05, Oktober 2017  Die Digitalisierung hat es möglich gemacht, Menschen schneller und effizienter zu ihrem Recht zu verhelfen. Das Schlagwort hierfür heißt: Legal Tech. Innovationen wie Smartlaw, Flightright.de oder Geblitzt.de zeigen, wie solche softwarebasierten Geschäftsmodelle funktionieren. Wer sich als Anwalt zurücklehnt und glaubt, er könne seine Dienstleistungen unverändert anbieten, der läuft Gefahr, dieser rasanten Entwicklung als erster zum Opfer zu fallen.