For ContractWorks co-founder Albert Oaten, AI is not an abstract future; it is the concrete means to help law departments save money, save time and mitigate risk – right now. Continue Reading Delegating Routine Tasks to AI
MOSAIC founders Claire Debney and Emma Sharpe, and ACC’s associate vice president for leadership development Tori Payne discuss the importance of mentorship for in-house counsel, and how the MOSAIC program is making it easier than ever to find a mentor – or become one.
Zapproved co-founder and CEO Monica Enand discusses the strategies and tactics that in-house law departments can use to transform their litigation response from a reactive situation into a routine business process. Continue Reading Not If But When: Pulling E-Discovery In-House
The annual FT Innovative Lawyers competition is the brainchild of Reena SenGupta of RSG Consulting. In 2005, the London-based journalist hit on the idea of ranking law firms based on their innovations and partnering with FT on spreading the word. Continue Reading FT Shines a Light on In-House Innovators
Barnes & Thornburg’s Jared Applegate discusses challenges and ideas for gathering and using data.
CCBJ: Both law firms and in-house law departments look to gain pricing certainty from a better understanding of data related to matters. What type of data should be focused upon?
Jared Applegate: From an in-house law department perspective and, frankly, from a law firm perspective, I think you always want to start with the end in mind. Ask these questions: At the end of the day, what business decisions will be driven by the capture and analysis of the data? Will that ultimately provide greater value/insights to my business unit leaders? Continue Reading Capture Pricing Data with the End in Mind
Jeffrey Solomon of ELM Solutions explains how well-deployed data analytics can help in-house counsel better serve their companies by managing matters more strategically. Continue Reading Data Analytics Drive Value for Corporate Law Departments
‘Tis the season when top in-house legal officers get a taste of what outside counsel go through every year when the Am Law 100 is published. There it is for all the world to see: “What’s in your wallet?” That’s because summer is the season when ALM, publisher of The American Lawyer, and the Association of Corporate Counsel drop their annual compensation reports on inside and outside counsel. Continue Reading $how Me the Money!
All this talk of in-house megabucks brings to mind the plight of Stephen R. Williams. Williams works in-house – and all hours – with a multi-facility hospital network in the Midwest. He also writes a column, in what little spare time he has, for Above the Law. This summer, Williams let off a little steam in a nifty rant about comp – his comp – which is in white-shoe territory – assuming those shoes are on the feet of a hospital orderly. Continue Reading Flipping Out: The $15/hour, 24/7/365 Corporate Counsel
At an ACC-hosted forum in Paris, Jean-Claude Beaujour, a partner with Paris-based law firm Smith d’Oria, and Veta T. Richardson, ACC president and CEO, discuss how law departments can provide and showcase the value they bring to the business. Continue Reading Today’s In-House Lawyer Has More Tools Than Ever
The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) conducts a number of initiatives focused on pursuing solutions for key issues affecting legal departments. One of these is the Legal Project Management (LPM) initiative.