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    Contract turnaround times have decreased sharply since 2020, report says

    A new Ironclad analysis of more than 1 billion contracts also found that legal teams and other business units are making far more contract amendments during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By June 28, 2022
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    Ontra acquires tech platform that helps with subscription documents management

    The global contracts-focused company says purchasing FundFormer will benefit its financial services clients and attorney network.

    By June 28, 2022
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    Making legal tech your organization's value driver

    The right technology, implemented the right way, is key for legal leaders. 

    By Legal Dive staff
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    In-house teams adopted more tech during the pandemic and want to keep momentum going

    Contract management, matter management and e-signature saw the greatest rate of implementation, according to a ContractWorks report. 

    By June 17, 2022
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    Clustering software can help legal teams with discovery review

    Everlaw’s new tool provides a visual display of similarly themed pieces of evidence and is designed to assist users in identifying key documents.

    By June 8, 2022
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    EEOC to make virtual mediation a permanent option

    A study found participants viewed the program as "highly effective, fair and neutral," EEOC said.

    By Emilie Shumway • June 7, 2022
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    Contracts software platform also provides lawyers to in-house teams

    Ontra’s "lawyer in the loop" model is designed to assist financial service companies with a variety of contract needs.

    By June 3, 2022
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    New metrics portal aims to help legal teams prove their value

    The free online resource enables legal departments to answer key questions and craft compelling narratives based on data.

    By May 31, 2022
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    Why contract management holds the key to IPO-readiness

    By storing documents digitally, contract lifecycle management (CLM) software provides corporate counsel with easily auditable documentation for SOX compliance.

    By David Parks • May 26, 2022
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    Avoiding the legal tech quagmire

    If done right, contract lifecycle management and other software can help align in-house counsel work with the broader business, but if done poorly, it can hand general counsel a mess.

    By May 17, 2022
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    New legal tech products provide in-house teams with options for boosting efficiency

    The tools claim to help legal departments with contract management and document automation, among other activities.

    By May 11, 2022
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    Mediation platform touted for handing GCs money-saving KPIs

    By enabling in-house counsel to manage disputes they would otherwise hand off to law firms, online tools free up budget for more intensive legal matters, an entrepreneur says. 

    By May 9, 2022
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    New Ironclad product aims to help legal teams defend online contracts in court

    The CLM provider claims Snapshots will help companies capture visual proof of clickwrap contract acceptances.

    By May 9, 2022
  • Contract management has good side-effect, GCs say: better legal team integration

    By giving access across an organization, technology makes it easier for in-house counsel to help manage issues before they become problems.

    By April 28, 2022
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    In-house counsel are leveraging state trial court data to help them navigate through uncertain legal terrains

    Lawyers in legal departments also use tools like Trellis to screen outside law firms and identify nuisance cases.

    By Nicole Clark • April 28, 2022
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    Consultants urge legal departments to be deliberate in preparing for CLM systems

    A rush to adopt contract lifecycle management software can backfire on companies eager to improve their contracting processes.

    By April 28, 2022
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    Legal departments are spending more on managing corporate entities, and want better tech solutions

    40% of survey respondents said the lack of technology was a pain point in subsidiary management. 

    By April 26, 2022
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    Corporate board members want say in GC hiring, but priorities often differ from CEOs

    Board members look for general counsel with corporate governance and fiduciary competencies.

    By April 25, 2022
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    Subscription said to help team cut 90% legal hold management time

    The growing number of software-as-a-service (SaaS) options for notifying custodians and tracking investigation material is reducing the need for in-house IT involvement.

    By April 25, 2022