Monthly Archives: May 2013

Legal expense management news for May 31, 2013

In-house leaders discuss cost management challenges. Especially liked this comment, consistent with our right-tasking principles: “We are examining the value of the work we undertake internally. If we think a task can be performed by a colleague after some coaching … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for May 24, 2013

Legal project management (LPM) as an essential element of client relationships. Are your outside counsel’s poor technology skills driving up your legal expenses? Strategies for reducing class action costs include AFA’s, more in-house staffing, and early case assessments. Small and … Continue reading

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Ten Law Firm Invoicing Habits Guaranteed to Annoy Your Clients, Reduce Collections and Extend Payment Cycles (Part Two of a Two-Part Series)

In Part One of this post last week, we looked at five easily fixed law firm billing habits that can prove highly annoying to clients, and slow or reduce collections, including timeliness, consistency, and expenses. This week we cover five … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for May 17, 2013

U.S. Trustee Program continues efforts to exert more control over costs in big bankruptcy cases. (sub. req’d) “Among the proposals: Expenses should be prorated where appropriate, and applicants shouldn’t request reimbursements for “overhead” such as word processing and phone calls.” … Continue reading

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Ten Law Firm Invoicing Habits Guaranteed to Annoy Your Clients, Reduce Collections and Extend Payment Cycles (Part One of a Two-Part Series)

Are a series of easily fixed billing habits annoying your clients, and slowing or reducing your collections? When I was a BigLaw partner, I applied my own experiences as an in-house lawyer to coaching my colleagues, particularly junior lawyers, on … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for May 10, 2013

BigLaw invests in pricing analysis. In-house leaders, are you seeing the benefits in your discussions with your outside firms on fee structures, project management and related topics? The app-ization of legal services continues, as BigLaw rolls out apps for FCPA, … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for May 3, 2013

The Big Data era comes to the legal profession, as in-house and outside lawyers mine for pricing data, marketing strategies and case predictions. BigLaw links pricing analysis and project management because a “firm can’t staff a matter without knowing how … Continue reading

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