Published By: Quovant
Published Date: Oct 01, 2019
Even with the greatest level of talent on your in-house legal team, you will at some point, need the services of external counsel. When an organization rates its outside law firms, selecting just the right data might be a challenge. Business leaders may not be lawyers, so it may be necessary to rely on the self-assessment of firms to determine the “health” of their programs.
But does it need to be that subjective? Hard data is an essential tool when it comes to performance evaluation. There are specific metrics organizations can use to evaluate law firm performance. While it may not be “all about the money,” these key metrics can provide insight into how your panel handles its work and the value of the results you receive.
FRONTEO provides end-to-end project management, litigation consulting and eDiscovery
solutions for a global base of law firms and corporations. To meet clients’ critical
information needs, the business requires connectivity and data center solutions that can
process, access and interpret terabytes of sensitive data—reliably and at top speeds.
Get actionable insights from experts at FRONTEO and learn how switching to a
high-performance Ethernet solution from Spectrum Enterprise can deliver security
and reliability across your network and IT infrastructure.
Pricing matters and engagements accurately and profitably poses a challenge to many firms. However, developing effective pricing strategies has become more important than ever, as clients demand more transparency and alternative fee arrangements become more popular.
Technology can help law firms develop both tactical and strategic approaches to pricing.
Download this ebook from Intapp, a leading provider of business applications for professional services firms, to learn how an AI-enabled approach to pricing can help your firm:
• Price matters more accurately and profitably
• Scope and resource matters to ensure better margins
• Monitor engagements as they proceed and track budget to actuals
• Improve client relationships with more transparency, accountability, and success
Five global legal trends are testing the limits of even the best new business acceptance models. In this ebook, you’ll explore their effects, learn best practices on how to adapt to them, and evaluate your current processes with an assessment checklist.
The legal industry is well past the days when scrawled notes in a day planner constituted time recording. The business of law has changed, requiring that time entries comply with client requirements and firm objectives. We believe the path forward is a new concept that we call “compliant time”: a way to streamline timekeeping and improve time-capture accuracy while also ensuring adherence to OCGs.This ebook explores the gaps and inefficiencies in the current stateat most law firms and shows how compliant time can help resolve these issues. Insights into how current processes impact and inhibit internal law firm stakeholder objectives reveal why firms simply must find new approaches. Declining realization rates, competitive market forces, and lawyer attraction/retention challenges are all factors that point to a need for change in time and billing technology.
In what ways can your firm distinguish itself from competitorsto land new clients? Leaders at the firm could likely provide a snapshot but may not have formally articulated these qualities or implemented astrategy built around them. Firms that successfully claim their place in the market do so by considering what clients need and value. And they help business development fill its critical role by freeingcapacity—a long-standing, though not insurmountable, challenge.This ebook provides concrete tips on how you can differentiate your firm to drive growth and promote client success.
New researchconducted by Intapp found that, while Mid Law firms attest that data-driven strategies are highly important in all areas of the client lifecycle, a significant gap exists as to how or whether they are currently deploying enabling technologies such as intelligent automation. Read the ebook to discover the full breadth of this gap, and learn best practices for how you can use technology to drive growth in the client-empowered era.
Published By: Blackberry
Published Date: Jul 12, 2019
Law firms have received two dramatic wake-up calls about the vital importance of data
security in the last two years. First, there was the leak of 11.5 million documents from
offshore law firm Mossack Fonseca, known as the Panama Papers, which became public
Then came the massive cyberattack on prominent global law firm DLA Piper
in the summer of 2017.2
As we will explore, despite the industry’s aversion to media
coverage of such attacks, less-visible breaches involving the legal profession are being
reported worldwide in ever-increasing numbers.
Published By: Redstor UK
Published Date: Mar 12, 2018
Founded in 1810, with its UK headquarters in Liverpool, Hill Dickinson is an international commercial law firm with more than 1050 people across its offices in the UK, mainland Europe and Asia. Servicing a wide range of clients including multinational companies, major corporations and UK plcs, the firm delivers strategic advice and guidance spanning the full legal spectrum.
Given the nature of Hill Dickinson’s client base, it has the responsibility to manage and store a significant amount of highly confidential data, therefore having an extremely secure and reliable backup solution is critical to the running of the organisation.
Published By: mindSHIFT
Published Date: Nov 29, 2007
Have you adjusted your data retention policies and electronic discovery procedures to comply with the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP)? Learn how email archiving can help you with these electronic discovery requirements.
Published By: LexisNexis
Published Date: Mar 25, 2013
In this case study, Beasley Allen saves $100,000 in E-Discovery costs on one case with the use of LAW PreDiscovery. Learn how it delivers the fastest return of investment of any software product the firm has acquired by use in one litigation matter.
In recent years, the legal marketplace has seen an influx of new start-ups and new entrants looking to challenge the long-standing service model offered by law firms to their clients. Traditionally, clients looked to their law firms to provide a full range of legal and legal-related services, i.e., to handle every aspect of a matter, even including those activities that did not involve the direct provision of legal services. Today, by contrast, consumers of legal services find themselves the beneficiaries of a new and growing number of nontraditional service providers that are changing the way legal work is getting done.
These alternative providers comprise a new sector of the legal market, one that is emerging and evolving rapidly, but is still very much in its infancy.
How confident is your law firm in its document review process? Learn more about cost-effective and defensible document review and the benefits of partnering with a managed review provider instead of contract attorneys.
According to a recent study of Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSPs), the use of ALSPs such as managed review providers for doc review is expected to grow by more than 50% in the next five years. The top reasons cited for using such providers aligned with the benefits listed here: to control costs and meet peak demand without increasing permanent headcount.
Law firms are – or should be – rethinking the way they approach the delivery of legal services and leveraging service providers to achieve the efficiency their clients are demanding. According to the Alternative Legal Service Study, 51% of law firms report using an Alternative Legal Service Provider (ALSP) such as a managed review provider for at least one type of service today. And the use among law firms is set to grow dramatically in the next five years.
Documents reviewed for production are the facts that underlay all claims and defenses – and they matter. But with volumes and costs exploding, it’s harder than ever to find the needle in the haystack. Join litigation experts from Thomson Reuters as they show you how to design a document review with an eye toward fact-finding, case analysis, and litigation strategy.
Attendees should have a basic understanding of document review and production practices and terminology. In this complimentary webinar, you will learn more about:
How to design a strategic review protocol
Optimizing process to increase communication
Knowledge sharing between the review and the law firm teams
Next steps once production is complete
This is Part I of a multi-part webinar series on leveraging document review to maximize litigation strateg
Published By: XpertHR
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
A renewed focus on pay equity at the state and federal levels, coupled with the power of movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp, have companies and their HR/compliance representatives dusting taking a deep dive into pay practices to ensure equity for all. Recent lawsuits settled in favor of plaintiffs, and activist call-outs for companies to be more equitable and transparent about pay practices, add fuel to the fire:
? Seven female law professors at the University of Denver won a $2.6 million settlement in May
? Activist investor Arjuna Capital is pushing major tech firms to publish data to support equitable pay practices
? Google is facing a class action battle over equitable pay practices
That’s just the tip of the iceberg. If you’re not on top of this critical issue, you could be next on the list of companies facing legal and public scrutiny. XpertHR can help you wade through the regulatory requirements and practical considerations to audit and revise, as necessary, your pay practices.
FRONTEO provides end-to-end project management, litigation consulting and eDiscovery solutions for a global base of law firms and corporations. To meet customers’ time-critical information needs, Chief Operating Officer David Wilner, requires connectivity and data center solutions that can handle hundreds of terabytes of data—reliably and at top speeds.
That’s why, by 2013, Wilner could no longer tolerate the reliability issues he was having with the company’s previous network provider. In search of a better partner, Wilner’s team chose Spectrum Enterprise. Unlike other providers who, Wilner felt, take little accountability for network reliability, he appreciated that— same as FRONTEO itself—Spectrum Enterprise offered a true end-to-end solution.
Advanced service management platforms help reduce costs, enhance ITSM performance and give employees access to the IT they need. Find out how we helped a global law firm implement a state-of-the-art ServiceNow platform.
Read this story to understand:
• what benefits advanced ITSM platforms can deliver
• how to decide on your preferred platform
• how to ensure a fast, efficient, low-risk implementation
• five key principles to guide your transformation.
Published By: Riverbed
Published Date: Apr 26, 2012
Download this case study to learn how Constangy, Brooks & Smith, a labor and employment law firm, improved the efficiency of their IT infrastructure. With the help of solutions from Riverbed Technology, the firm consolidated and virtualized many different servers, and eliminated the expense and difficulty of remotely managing hardware and software. Learn how you can too.
Published By: Quovant
Published Date: Aug 06, 2019
When it comes to managing your organization’s legal spend, it’s important to set expectations with outside counsel clearly from the onset to avoid confusion and expensive surprises. This in-depth white paper will provide some useful ideas and insights to help you get a better handle on your legal spend.
Timekeeper Authorizations – Authorizing timekeepers builds accountability into your relationship with outside counsel.
Billing Guidelines – The utilization of legal billing guidelines has become the norm in the day- to-day invoicing processes of law firms. General Counsel willing to enforce billing guidelines can increase savings and promote accountability of tasks billed.
Alternative Fee Agreements – Managing legal spend when firms bill on an hourly basis can be challenging. Some companies are using alternative fee agreements (AFAs) to deal with these challenges.
Published By: Computhink
Published Date: Dec 10, 2007
Like most law firms, Salter Feiber deals with vast amounts of documents, a significant portion of which needs to be kept for long periods of time. "We tried to keep the files closed during the last 12 months onsite," says Kim Chewning, Firm Administrator. "Everything else was sent to a third party for storage in a secure facility." However, as the archive grew, so did the storage cost.