Monthly Archives: March 2011

Legal process outsourcing news: “The sourcing guys are coming,” and get ready for an important LPO conference

I’ve spoken at and attended a number of webinars on legal process outsourcing (LPO) in the past 10 days. While Paul Revere did not really shout “The British are coming,” that phrase has come to mind when I’ve looked at … Continue reading

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General Counsel – does your CEO understand what motivates you and your team?

A survey by Execunet (as reported in today’s edition of The Wall Street Journal) raises some interesting questions for General Counsel and other law department leaders. The WSJ reports that C-level executives and their CEOs are often disconnected on issues … Continue reading

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Hot topics in legal expense management

Deutsche Bank setting up captive near-shoring LPO arm in Berlin. Deutsche Bank is also squeezing their panel firms by retaining the right to instruct any firm making the lowest bid for a piece of work through its internal online tendering … Continue reading

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Weekly legal expense management news

Former GC’s named to presidential board aimed at using best business practices to reduce government waste. Top New York firms report an “extraordinary year” in 2010 as profits per partner take a frothy jump. The American Arbitration Association published some … Continue reading

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This week’s top stories on managing your legal expenses

Texas legislature may consider “loser pays” bill. The “English Rule” comes to Texas? Study shows that law firm profits and billables rebounded in 2010. GC’s may be intrigued by this comment: “The pressure to discount is not over, but the … Continue reading

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Law department technology benchmark data – part 2

Following up on my recent post regarding the new survey published by Technolawyer – the “Case, Matter, and Practice Management System Software Study” (free sign-up required) – following are a some additional highlights: – 29% percent of law department respondents … Continue reading

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Law department technology benchmark data

Last week I highlighted the new survey published by Technolawyer – the “Case, Matter, and Practice Management System Software Study.” You have to sign up to obtain a copy, but if you’re interested in benchmark data regarding your department’s use … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for the first week of March, and a bonus tip on a new LinkedIn tool

Technolawyer has published an interesting survey – the “Case, Matter, and Practice Management System Software Study” – you have to sign up to obtain a copy, but if you’re interested in benchmark data regarding your department’s use and cost of … Continue reading

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