Monthly Archives: September 2013

Lessons from the Justice Department’s New Guidelines for Attorneys’ Fees

In-house leaders who continue to grapple with the philosophy, standards and details for their billing guidelines for outside counsel would be well-served to review the “Guidelines for Reviewing Applications for Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses” released this summer by the … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for September 27, 2013

Combining “lawyers on demand” with project management capabilities an alternative to LPO? U.K. panel review news: 25-firm panel to be managed by legal operations center. Continuing the trend of the increased availability of benchmarking data, e-billing/matter management vendor launches “online … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for September 20, 2013

Cutting associate billings by demanding better use of technology. Lawyer faces disciplinary action for billing 29 hours in a day – working around the clock is one thing, but 29 hours may be a new record. New survey from recruiting … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for September 13, 2013

The app-ization of legal services continues, as BigLaw launches anti-corruption and anti-bribery apps. (sub. or sign-in req’d) Are you buying less but paying more? This video suggest some possible reasons. New survey shows that in-house leaders expect more litigation, but … Continue reading

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Legal expense management news for September 6, 2013

Plaintiffs’ counsel offer ten tips for reducing outside counsel costs on litigation matters. Continuing the “lists” theme: nine suggestions for reining in e-discovery spend are worth considering, given recent estimates that the amount of electronically stored information will double or … Continue reading

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