The October issue of Thomson Reuters of Practice Innovations is out.This issue focuses on emerging issues and transformative trends in law firms. I am particularly happy to highlight an article by John Hokkanen on predictive analytics, I first met John at a Lawyers Technology Roundtable meeting in the early 1990s. After practicing law John became at early Knowledge Management leader and evangelist at Alton & Bird and Latham & Watkins in the 1990’s, He has now turned his focus to predictive analytics in financial services and his article urges law firm leaders to recognize the financial and competitive opportunities which predictive analytics offer in specific areas of law firm administration and practice.

John Hokkanen, Risk
Contractor at First
Hawaiian Bank, Honolulu,

Scott Bailey, Global Research Services Director (US LLP),
Washington, DC; Philip Duffy, Deputy Global Research
Services Director (UK LLP), Manchester, England;
Kelly Underwood, Senior Researcher (AU LLP)
Perth, Australia

Carla Landry, Senior
Consultant, LawVision
Group LLC,
Washington, DC
Don Philmlee,
Legal Technology Consultant, Washington,
Lisa Gianakos, Director
of Knowledge Management, Pillsbury
Winthrop Shaw
Pittman LLP, Washington,
V. Mary Abraham,
Above and
Beyond KM, New York,