Category Archives: Law department tools – e-billing, CMS, metrics, etc.

Legal expense management news for April 18, 2014

Washington Post on alternative fee arrangements (AFA’s): Is the legal market moving away from hourly billing for litigation? BigLaw survey shows that companies are spending more on high-stakes litigation and regulatory enforcement actions. The Texas Lawbook has more on the … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for April 11, 2014

BigLaw bill for Christie bridge inquiry will include 40% discount, according to New Jersey’s Attorney General. District court orders the Department of Labor to pay more than $565,000 in attorneys’ fees to oilfield services company for a case the judge … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for April 4, 2014

For GC’s tasked with responsibility for contracts management: 10 suggestions for increasing effectiveness and cutting costs. Will advanced technologies (think IBM’s “Watson” on TV’s Jeopardy) lead to “huge cost savings for clients”? U.K. panel review news: “drinks giant” appoints three … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for March 28, 2014

Survey of large corporate clients shows demand dips as rates tick up: “Corporate clients purchased fewer hours from law firms in 2013 than they did the year before, even as they paid more for what they bought.” U.K. BigLaw, after … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for March 21, 2014

U.K. Commercial Court survey findings on cost issues “hint at significant concern that London’s pole position as the dispute resolution centre of choice for Russian oligarchs, Persian Gulf sheiks and other international heavyweights is under threat.” Issues include court fees, … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for March 14, 2014

Shanghai’s Pilot Free Trade Zone may expand options for sourcing legal services in China. Highlights from Harvard Law’s Disruptive Innovation Conference, including “disruptive imitation.” If you have an IP litigation docket, keep an eye on the two cases regarding the … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for March 7, 2014

Law department operations manager’s message to law firms who want to stay with traditional hourly rate structures: “I’m not sure how much longer we’ll continue to work with firms that won’t change.” More competition coming to the legal services market: … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for February 21, 2014

Litigation funding update, including some interesting data on the outcomes of funded cases. And The Lawyer has a U.K. perspective on the subject, with one commentator noting that “there are only so many meritorious cases with impecunious claimants and the … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for February 14, 2014

Six ways for in-house leaders to do more with less, including monitoring “work assignments to protect the office mission, and to make certain that lawyers are only “borrowed” when it is useful and meets the highest-priority goals of the organization.” … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for February 7, 2014

New survey of corporate counsel on legal process outsourcing shows that “80 percent said they expect to see the LPO industry expand and improve its services over the next five years.” And LPO’s also received credit for their data analytics … Continue reading

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