Time to use smart tech to find a smart human lawyer …
There must be a better way? I catch myself thinking this and saying it out loud regularly. Often, I get approached by people in business, entrepreneurs, solicitors / attorneys / lawyers / barristers and general counsel from all around the world either directly from a phone-call or email, whatsapp, twitter, facebook or LinkedIn message asking “can you recommend a lawyer in XYZ country”? Or, “can you introduce me to a lawyer who has an expertise in XYZ”? Or, “do you know a lawyer who specialises in XYZ and knows their stuff about my industry?”.
Yes, guilty m’lud of having a strong brand presence and being known in the legal world to have a global legal network and community, but, seriously, my friends, I am not a walking legal rolodex.
I am devoted to you all and would dearly love to continue to be able to assist (for free) every one of you who reaches out, but I am sure you will appreciate that, unfortunately, time is money. I must work for a living and earn a crust (which must be paid for). I hope you will appreciate that in juggling the many roles and hats I wear I simply do not have endless hours in a day to reply and/or help in these situations. I am only human.
Now, if I were a robot, or if I had a machine avatar – that would be a different story. However, I am not, and do not. So, what’s the alternative? What’s the solution?
It’s obvious. I need to be replaced by technology. But does it exist?