Monthly Archives: February 2013

Legal expense management news for February 22, 2013

Tips for boosting a law department’s cost-effectiveness include unbundling, investing in legal tech, and focusing on legal ops. U.S. BigLaw publishes detailed financial information (WSJ sub. req’d). General Counsels, do these and other BigLaw financial disclosures (like those already available … Continue reading

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At the Movies: Lawyers’ Hourly Rates

I watched the 1995 movie Clueless with my family over the weekend. Loosely based on Jane Austen’s novel Emma, it featured Alicia Silverstone as Cher, a wealthy, good-natured and sometimes (or perhaps often, depending on one’s point of view) superficial … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for February 15, 2013

In-house leaders, will President Obama’s cybersecurity executive order heighten your (or your Board’s) focus on the steps your law firms take to protect your confidential information? Non-firm firm news – similar to the India-based LPO’s that have established service centers … Continue reading

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A Dead Cat in the Cloud with an Oldie: Reflections on LegalTech New York 2013

I attended two days of LegalTech New York last week. The event has been well covered in the legal trade press (for example, here, here and here), so I’ll focus my comments on a few items I thought most relevant … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for February 8, 2013

Will there be an ISO standard for e-discovery? As one commentator observes, “If products and services are certified as ISO-compliant, then a party and their counsel could more easily decide what to purchase, and judges could be sure that electronic … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for February 1, 2013

I will be sharing my reflections on what I saw this week at LegalTech New York shortly, but in the meantime….. General Counsels “in a pressure cooker” cite compliance, privacy, social media, and cyber attacks as key risks that they … Continue reading

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