Monthly Archives: December 2011

Legal expense management news for December 23, 2011

The interesection of e-discovery and baseball statistics? Performance studies test methods and tools: “…the contests pit teams of document reviewers, using their choice of software, all working on the same data set to learn which methods are the fastest and … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for December 16, 2011

BigLaw lobbyists get out from under the billable hour. Doesn’t the same thinking apply to other types of BigLaw tasks? And check out this headhunter’s take on the short- and long-term implications for outside and in-house lawyers of the “death … Continue reading

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Five Key Objectives for Sourcing Legal Services

Earlier today I attended a good webinar sponsored by the International Association for Contract & Commercial Management. The discussion covered ways in which the relationship between procurement and legal teams can be improved. A few data points from IACCM surveys … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for December 9, 2011

ABA’s 20/20 Commission reports on “alternative law practice structures.” The proposal would allow non-lawyers to have a stake in law firms under certain circumstances, but it would not allow publicly traded law firms; passive, outside nonlawyer investment or ownership in … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for December 2, 2011

GC’s, it looks like you may have some additional options for outside counsel in Korea soon. Will this affect your staffing decisions for Korean projects? How will the new e-discovery model order affect your strategies – and budgets – for … Continue reading

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