Monthly Archives: February 2012

Legal expense management news for February 24, 2012

Legal Services Act news from the U.K. – BigLaw-backed ABS plans to offer “fixed-fee commoditised legal advice on a range of matters…” They are also focused on process: “This kind of work is more prone to systemisation, as opposed to … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for February 17, 2012

How much are the legal fees for a high-profile hacking investigation, involving senior management and many other issues? $200 million and counting – an astounding figure, IMHO. And it sounds like no one has any idea how much it will … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for February 10, 2012

GC’s, do you agree that the “four horsemen” of 21st century legal services are LPO, substituting tech for people for certain types of projects, teamwork and measuring quality? As to the last point, Paul Lippe suggests that “Lawyers who embrace … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for February 3, 2012

Using data mining to drive cost reductions – while this article focuses on e-discovery, it has many other applications as well. NFF news: NYSBA to study non-lawyer ownership of law firms. LPO news: U.K. firm to spin off LPO business … Continue reading

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