Legal Operations


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    Legal teams advised to deploy GenAI in ways that benefit the business

    Regulatory compliance and contracting are two areas where legal’s use of generative AI could improve collaboration with other functions, an EY legal tech leader said.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    Leading general counsel team up to support generative AI adoption

    A collaboration spearheaded by Factor includes participation from executives at companies such as Microsoft, Intel, Adobe and Ford.

    By Feb. 16, 2024
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    Law firms raised rates 6.5% to close 2023, report finds

    Outside counsel also reduced their growth in expenses, which helped firms achieve profitability last year, according to Thomson Reuters.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    Opinion

    Using design thinking to improve legal operations processes

    In design thinking, organizations put themselves in their users’ minds to create innovative solutions that meet their customers’ needs and expectations.

    By Jared Hostmeyer • Feb. 9, 2024
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    CLM as the next Salesforce or NetSuite not far off, CEO says

    The legal ops team, key to integrating tech with the broader organization, still faces growing pains from the cultural legacy lawyers bring to their in-house role.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    ESI protocols are key to discovery – even if they’re informal

    Handling of electronically stored information has factored into a number of recent cases, with big lessons for in-house legal operations.

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    Tech roundup: Companies announce new legal tools early in 2024

    Amid a push for greater legal department efficiency, many technology companies are offering new AI-powered solutions. 

    By Feb. 1, 2024
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    42% of legal teams face cost-cutting mandates, ACC survey finds

    One way many legal departments are aiming to reduce spending is by improving the efficiency of their operations.

    By Jan. 30, 2024
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    2024 in-house legal outlook series: GCs, CLOs ready for hard decisions

    Legal leaders look at practical generative AI use cases and get tough on outside counsel spend, among other priorities this year.  

    By Lyle Moran and Robert Freedman • Jan. 29, 2024
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    Outside counsel management is a growing focus for in-house legal teams

    An emphasis on cost control is prompting legal departments to scrutinize law firm rate requests and examine shifting work to other providers who cost less.

    By Jan. 29, 2024
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    Legal teams to test AI promises with use cases in 2024

    If 2023 was the year legal leaders began to think about deploying AI in their operations, 2024 will be the year they try to convert the technology’s promise into tools with measurable results.

    By Jan. 22, 2024
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    Opinion

    A CLO’s GenAI prediction: We’ll lean into it — and our humanity

    A human-centric, converged approach to harnessing new technology is what will truly make 2024 in-house counsel’s time to shine.

    By Shana Simmons • Jan. 18, 2024
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    How sales perceives legal’s speed on contracts

    31% of sales professionals say contract review reduces deal velocity and 24% say contract review isn’t necessary because an agreement is simple.

    By Jan. 17, 2024
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    Legal teams advised to review outside counsel staffing

    Legal operations units can serve as watchdogs to see if additional members of a law firm are added to submitted bills, according to Thomson Reuters. 

    By Jan. 16, 2024
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    Exploring the potential impact of generative AI on legal operations

    Before legal ops professionals can participate in serious assessment of AI solutions and tools, they must first understand the nuances between different forms of AI.

    By Meredith Brown and Brandon Lee • Jan. 11, 2024
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    Importance of boards before, during and after a cyber incident

    The best practice is to get members of the board involved at the right time. 

    By Jan. 11, 2024
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    Deep Dive

    6 in-house legal trends to watch in 2024

    AI, labor, antitrust, bankruptcies, women GCs and cross-collaboration are among the headlines in-house counsel can expect this year.  

    By Lyle Moran and Robert Freedman • Jan. 9, 2024
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    How to fully leverage AI in your legal department

    Budgeting, invoicing and other key in-house legal responsibilities can be improved through AI’s ability to pull actionable intelligence from large amounts of data.

    By Jeffrey Solomon • Dec. 21, 2023
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    Why a business-first mindset is critical for in-house counsel

    Having subject-matter expertise in the law is just the start of what you need to know to be the kind of partner executives want at the table, according to an Airbus affiliate legal leader.

    By Dec. 18, 2023
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    Legal ops pros think AI will help with insourcing work

    Legal operations professionals also said they expect law firms will increase their use of alternative fee arrangements for work augmented by generative AI, a report found.

    By Dec. 13, 2023
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    How KPMG and Microsoft are helping legal teams deploy AI

    The two companies are hosting workshops to assist legal departments in developing generative AI use cases they can implement, a KPMG leader said.

    By Dec. 12, 2023
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    What an empowered proxy statement can do for you and your company

    Driven by the desire to meet the ever-increasing disclosure requirements, shareholder engagement and proxy statement practices have undergone a significant transformation.

    Dec. 11, 2023
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    Opinion

    Why CLOs should adopt a legal ops framework

    Integrating a legal ops paradigm can help build a robust, data-driven narrative that validates the value of the legal department to the business. 

    By George Karamanos • Dec. 7, 2023
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    Clearlaw partners with Tonkean to support contract automation

    Clearlaw, a contract intelligence platform powered by AI, previously announced collaborations with StreamlineAI, SimpliContract and PoseidonCM.

    By Dec. 4, 2023
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    Pushing back against outside firms’ rate hikes starts with data

    Data can help legal teams show outside firms they’re asking for too much money, billing specialists say.

    By Nov. 29, 2023