In Germany, Risk Management Needs Prompt Law Departments to Keep Work In-House.

This article was written by Phillip Bantz for Corporate Counsel on September 10, 2018. The original article can be found at: https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/09/10/in-germany-risk-management-needs-prompt-law-departments-to-keep-work-in-house/ Growing concerns about risk and transparency have been driving German companies with international footprints to rely more heavily on their legal departments. And when the companies have to use outside counsel, the work is[…]

5 Tips on How to Succeed In-House

This article was written by Caroline Spiezio for Corporate Counsel.The original article was found via: https://bit.ly/2HOiRYI.    In the current business and legal climate, the work of in-house counsel doesn’t seem to be getting any easier. And in times like these, sound advice from those who have been around the block is welcome. On Monday afternoon, a room full of[…]

GCs Expect More Cybersecurity Responsibility

This article was written by Sol Dolor for Australasian Lawyer. The original article was found via: https://www.australasianlawyer.com.au/news/gcs-expect-more-cybersecurity-responsibility-249663.aspx   In-house lawyers are bracing for a bigger role in cybersecurity, particularly compliance, in the next year, according to new data. A survey from the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) reveals that 67% of in-house lawyers expect their teams have more[…]

The Cost of Interruptions for Lawyers

This article was written by Willie Peacock for GoClio. The original article was found via:  https://www.clio.com/blog/true-cost-of-interruptions-for-lawyers/ Whether it’s intrusions by infants or tremoring technology vibrating its way across your desk, staying focused is a big problem for legal professionals. 68% of legal professionals surveyed in the 2017 Legal Trends Report agreed with the statement that there are not enough[…]

Walmart: AI Legal Tech in Action

This article was written by Stephanie Forshee for Corporate Counsel. The original article can be found at: https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/05/07/the-ai-tech-thats-saving-walmarts-in-house-lawyers-time/?kw=The%20AI%20Tech%20That%27s%20Saving%20Walmart%27s%20In-House%20Lawyers%20Time&et=editorial&bu=Corporate%20Counsel&cn=20180507&src=EMC-Email&pt=AfternoonUpdate Walmart Inc.’s litigators have found a way to reduce the time spent on answers and initial discovery dramatically—by about 60 to 80 percent. That’s according to Alan Bryan, Walmart’s senior associate GC of legal operations and outside counsel management, who is championing[…]

3 Ways the GDPR Will Change How Legal Professionals Work

This article was written by Ben Hancock for CorporateCounsel. The original article can be found at: https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/05/02/3-ways-the-gdpr-will-change-how-legal-professionals-work/?kw=3%20Ways%20the%20GDPR%20Will%20Change%20How%20Legal%20Professionals%20Work&et=editorial&bu=Corporate%20Counsel&cn=20180502&src=EMC-Email&pt=AfternoonUpdate It’s no secret that the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is overhauling how companies must deal with personal data. But the massive law, which takes effect May 25, is also creating big changes for the way lawyers and other legal professionals[…]

Interview Tip: How to Answer the Dreaded “What is Your Greatest Weakness”

This article was written by Justin Bariso for Thrive Global. The article can be found at: https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/28842-how-should-i-answer-what-is-your-greatest-weakness-there-s-really-only-1-way It’s the question millions of job applicants hear on a daily basis: If you’re like most people, you hate this question. Maybe you feel it’s completely lame, and so is the interviewer for even going there. But you’re wrong. Not only is[…]

Tactics for Shattering the Glass Ceiling and Paying it Forward

This article was written by Kim Stuart for Corporate Counsel. The original article can be found at:https://www.law.com/corpcounsel/2018/04/23/tactics-for-shattering-the-glass-ceiling-and-building-the-next-generation-of-glass-breakers/?kw=Tactics%20for%20Shattering%20the%20Glass%20Ceiling%20and%20Building%20the%20Next%20Generation%20of%20Glass%20Breakers&et=editorial&bu=Corporate%20Counsel&cn=20180423&src=EMC-Email&pt=AfternoonUpdate Leadership is defined as “The ability of an individual to ‘lead’ or guide other individuals, teams or entire organizations … A process of social influence in which a person can enlist the aid and support of others in the accomplishment[…]

40 Best Books for Lawyers – Recommended by Legal Professionals

Ever wonder what books will help you run the best legal practice possible? There are a million-and-one books out there on business, law, and the business of law, so how do you know you’re reading the most effective books for lawyers? One place to start is to check out what your peers are reading. Clio[…]

The times they are a’changing

So the legal market rolls from one rocky sea to another and we look to see who is at the helm of the law firms.  We have been talking to the managing partners of top 50 law firms in the past six months about how they are looking to improve performance of their firms and[…]