Legal Operations

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    Legal ops chiefs in large departments receive higher pay

    Some in-house legal ops leaders report making $500,000 or more in total compensation, according to a Brightflag survey.

    By March 23, 2023
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    How legal teams are tapping flexible talent amid tight budgets

    Litigation and claims management professionals are in high demand on Consilio’s TalentConnect platform, as are contracting pros. 

    By March 21, 2023
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    Why legal teams got involved with the SVB response

    In crisis situations, in-house counsel are often called upon to help review contracts and assist with communications.

    By March 17, 2023
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    Legal departments are often slow to respond, internal teams say

    More enterprise employees are bypassing in-house legal teams as the quality of their interactions has declined, according to a report from Onit.

    By March 16, 2023
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    How legal departments can get the most out of artificial intelligence

    Once you understand that AI is not going to replace human talent, it becomes more obvious that you need the right people to get the most out of the technology.

    By Abhishek Mittal • March 15, 2023
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    Class-action defense spending eclipses $3.6 billion

    Labor and employment cases, as well as consumer fraud matters, generated the lion’s share of company expenditures, a Carlton Fields survey found.

    By March 13, 2023
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    How Irene Liu advises GCs at growing technology companies

    The former Checkr and Hopin legal chief says legal leaders need to support the sales engine and should consider proactive engagement with government regulators.

    By March 10, 2023
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    The benefits of a combined ELM and CLM platform

    For legal teams grappling with more demands on their time and stricter budgets, it’s critical to harness the right resources and connect those resources strategically.

    By Aaron Pierce • March 9, 2023
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    How legal teams are using Luminance for AI-powered automation

    Koch and the Big Four accountancies are among the customers using the platform to assist with contract generation and review.

    By March 6, 2023
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    Legal department budget cuts are near-universal, DGCs report

    The deputy general counsel said the cutbacks come even as their teams lack the necessary expertise and staff to handle increasingly complex issues.

    By March 1, 2023
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    Win over sales first, GCs urged

    Also, leave the tactical issues to your team and outside counsel so you can focus on the strategic, say veteran legal leaders.

    By Feb. 28, 2023
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    Brightflag launches new legal invoice validation tool

    The company said its AI-powered product for in-house teams instantly determines whether the information submitted by outside vendors is correct.

    By Feb. 21, 2023
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    Why general counsel should get their hands dirty

    Sosa Bright Tech’s 29-year-old GC said his time working out of the company's industrial plant has served him well.

    By Feb. 17, 2023
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    Decentralizing budget management to improve legal ops

    Get better buy-in over hard-to-control costs by helping in-house lawyers and others be stewards of their own financial performance, says EasyJet’s legal ops chief.

    By Feb. 17, 2023
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    Many legal timekeepers didn’t see rates rise in 2022, report says

    The statistics highlighted in a recent Wolters Kluwer analysis could provide legal departments with insights to challenge law firm rate increase requests rather than assume their inevitability. 

    By Feb. 16, 2023
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    Alternative legal services market tops $20B

    In-house legal departments are increasingly using ALSPs for regulatory compliance work, legal research and e-discovery services, a new report found.

    By Feb. 3, 2023
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    Structuring win-win alternative fee agreements

    Although legal departments should always drive the conversation, law firms should proactively approach clients with innovative fee structures options.

    By Kris Satkunas • Feb. 1, 2023
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    How one-person legal teams can scale their efforts

    Creating a legal intake process and implementing a CLM system can generate efficiencies that support a company’s growth, Mattermost’s VP of Legal says.

    By Jan. 31, 2023
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    Justifying the investment in a dedicated shipping and receiving solution

    Investing in a shipping and receiving solution, law firms can simultaneously capture multiple streams of benefits.

    Jan. 30, 2023
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    2023 outlook: Legal spend tools expected to gain greater traction

    In-house legal departments are increasingly using tech solutions that provide real-time information about outside counsel spending.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    Netflix ops leader says don’t be rushed into legal transformation

    Creating long-term efficiencies and building in data analytics takes years, so legal operations professionals are advised to plan carefully and start small. 

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    Don’t let over-analysis slow system launches, says legal ops pro

    Waiting until you’ve fully tested a tool or process can keep you from benefiting from data that only comes in from actual use.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Law firm rates rose nearly 5% in 2022 even as demand slowed

    Firms appear to be counting on rate increases to maintain profitability in 2023, but there are signs of client pushback, a report found.

    By Jan. 13, 2023
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    2023 outlook: Slower economy will pressure GCs to cut spend, operate more efficiently

    General counsel are expected to rely on legal operations specialists to help them increase in-house departments’ value to the broader organization.    

    By Jan. 11, 2023
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    Legal ops chiefs have opportunity amid cost-cut mandates

    The systems and processes they put in place could drive cultural change in how law departments carry out their day-to-day work.

    By Suman Bhattacharyya • Jan. 10, 2023