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Built by lawyers, for lawyers, Legal Tracker provides law departments a totally new way to work, setting new standards and best business practices for the efficient management of legal work in-house and, most significantly, with outside counsel. To keep in touch with our thought leaders and emerging technology for your legal department, view a recent white paper!
We recognize that bridging the gap between the value new technologies can deliver and the investment made by your organization is sometimes difficult to translate to your CFO. Here's one way to present how more efficient legal process improvements and cost reductions can be realized—in a way any CFO will understand.
Legal departments today face unique challenges and pressures, often tasked with doing more with less. Corporate leaders, like Jamba Juice and H&R Block, are gaining efficiencies and demonstrating savings with SaaS data reporting at their fingertips.
Once legal leadership has purchased a new matter management and e-billing software solution, great expectations quickly follow. Even the most sophisticated legal department can improve because the landscape is always changing. Be sure to change with it.
Whether you're a new GC in a legal department or simply looking to make positive changes in your department, the process of change is never simple. Discover how to start driving transformation in your legal department, today.
Have you heard the one about the Minotaur on the Mount that told the GC to slash her spending by half or face the wrath of Zeus? Me neither, nor are those the types of myths we’ll be busting today.
What metrics are the most valuable to manage your legal department and show business value to the C-Suite?
Legal departments using only an A/P system for billing are wasting time and money that could directly go to the company’s bottom line.
Law departments often look for standard law firm guidelines so that they neither get taken advantage of by their law firms, nor harm their relationships by being outside the norm. The following are some common guidelines used across industries that a legal department can use in drafting the basis of their own law firm guidelines.
In the world of legal departments, it’s the lawyers in small legal departments (SLDs) that face the biggest challenges. This top ten reviews ten ways SLD lawyers can use technology to better manage their work.
What do you know now about being an in-house lawyer that you wish you knew on day one? For the benefit of those who are new to-in house, or those transitioning from a law firm to an in-house position, here are our top ten pearls of wisdom, based on advice provided by leading general counsel.
Most lawyers are not taught how to run, or succeed in a business. In-house legal departments often struggle with integrating into their companies as a collaborative and effective unit of the business. The following is a list of top ways that will help both you and your legal department integrate with your company to function more like a business unit.
With many law firms struggling to attract or retain corporate clients, companies now often have the upper hand in negotiating new engagements. This increased bargaining power presents a great opportunity for corporate legal departments to re-tool their relationships to ensure that they receive more value from their external law firms.
The successful management of the relationship with outside counsel often involves a delicate balance between cooperation and oversight. The following guidelines will help ensure in-house counsel are effectively managing outside counsel.