External counsel spend Posts

The volume of work for legal departments continues to grow, yet the overall legal department budget is not increasing at the same rate. Legal departments are dealing with how to…

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Without question, the role of “legal operations professional” is a growing field among corporate legal departments. However, with more companies hiring individuals to perform specific legal operations roles, there are…

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The legal industry is undergoing a transformative change. Virtual firms, disruptive business models, artificial intelligence and alternative ways of approaching the practice of law are quickly becoming the ‘new normal’.…

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General counsel can often find it hard to enact change in legal departments, the process is rarely simple and lawyers are notoriously late adopters when it comes to change. In…

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There is increasing pressure for legal departments to understand and track the legal work being done by outside counsel, while successfully managing legal costs and maintaining compliance. As the scope and…

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Managing external legal matters can be seamless with the right planning, tools and business processes. While external delays may be beyond your control, here are some things you should consider…

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In-house legal departments are under increased pressure to do more work with fewer resources. These new challenges are creating a “new normal” for legal departments everywhere and technology is playing an…

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During tight economic times, all university departments must justify their existence in a measurable way, and legal departments are no different. However, legal departments at academic institutions, both large and small, often…

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With the financial responsibilities and complexities of running a successful in-house counsel team becoming increasingly demanding, savvy in-house counsel and GCs need to run their legal teams like a well-oiled…

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