Understanding the Day One matrix
The Day One matrix is intended to enable analysis of legal services impacted by digital technology. It visually maps the different aspects that make up the legal profession, whether lawyers or corporate legal counsel.
- Interpretation of this matrix is based on two axes:
On the horizontal axis: the field of activity of the services analyzed. In this case, it concerns three favored fields of action which are found throughout the value chain of legal production: sharing and collaboration, delivery of legal services and analyses for decision making.
The vertical axis shows the impacts of digital solutions proposed by legal startups. The impact can be of two types: the startup either accelerates and simplifies the handling of tasks by legal experts (ENHANCE), or replaces tasks usually done by legal experts (REPLACE). However, it is important to note that the replacement in question only concerns services provided by legal experts. Technological tools and their advances, as presented here, may not be sufficient in themselves. Although these tools could eventually replace tasks performed by legal experts, they will not come to replace them entirely, in all their activities.
This matrix is used during audits or seminars to analyze tasks that may be impacted by digital within law firms or legal departments.