Monthly Archives: November 2011

Legal expense management news for November 25, 2011

Offshoring and nearshoring cost data – I found the statistics for the Philippines to be of particular interest. From my hometown newspaper – even the public sector comes under scrutiny for outside counsel costs. BigLaw begins to own up to … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for November 18, 2011

Survey by U.K. firm finds that General Counsels report slow progress on measuring value and cost-effectiveness. You can download the report here (free registration required). According to the LegalWeek article, the “findings show that only a minority of companies have … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for November 11, 2011

Check out this interesting commentary on the value of Yahoo’s patent portfolio and the offensive uses they might make of it. General Counsels and in-house IP leaders, have you put your patent portfolio and strategy through a similar analysis? E-discovery … Continue reading

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Is the “Death of Big Law” imminent, overblown, or an opportunity for innovation?

If you’re a partner or associate at a BigLaw firm, or an in-house lawyer who engages BigLaw – exclusively, primarily or intermittently – you may want to add a copy of Larry Ribstein’s Wisconsin Law Review article on “The Death … Continue reading

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Think your contract lawyers are more accurate than software for large doc review projects? Check out the latest data.

In the recent article “Technology-Assisted Review In E-Discovery Can Be More Effective And More Efficient Than Exhaustive Manual Review” in the Richmond Journal of Law and Technology, the authors make a compelling, data-driven case that lawyers have overrated the accuracy … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for November 4, 2011

ODR start-up adds vice president for judicial affairs. GC’s and litigation managers, where does on-line dispute resolution fit into your risk mitigation and budgeting strategies? Contracts management start-up prepares for shut-down. Meanwhile, other vendors are quick to offer a solution … Continue reading

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Notes from The Futures Conference: BigLaw’s real competition; defining value; structural issues; and technology-enabled lawyering

Last week I attended a conference on “the future of the business of law” sponsored by the College of Law Practice Management. Following are the highlights and key themes from the panelists over the course of the two-day program: BigLaw’s … Continue reading

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