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Top 10 Legal Infographics of 2014

Top 10 Legal Infographics of 2014

Fridays have been fun on the Business of Law Blog because we usually look to publish something on the “sharable” side as part of our Friday Share series. We’ve experimented with a range of shareable content including videos from YouTube, presentations from SlideShare, Hollywood previews, sometimes heady, but entirely fascinating, position papers from Scribd and of course, our favorite, legal ... Read More »

A Handy Reference Guide to 6 Legal Industry Studies

A Handy Reference Guide to 6 Legal Industry Studies

Regular readers know we spend a lot of time reviewing and writing about legal industry studies on these pages.  Perusing these pages will show we published more than 30 individual posts in 2014 – about both qualitative and quantitative research. Some of this research stems from projects we developed – others are derived from projects from across the industry, including ... Read More »

Monthly #BusinessofLaw RoundUp for November 2014

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If there’s one thing these monthly roundups demonstrate, it’s the trends that are important from a reader’s perspective.  We’ve come a long way since April when we first started publishing these roundup posts – an even longer since launching this blog in January. Thank you for spending a few moments with us here – and for the many engagements and ... Read More »

25-Plus Predictions for the Legal Industry in 2015

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Predictions about the future might appear to be difficult, but Niels Bohr, and perhaps three other influential people, might have been astonished to learn we have been fortunate to compile a long list of rather pragmatic predictions for the legal industry in 2015. Given this is the second year we’ve compiled a list of year-end predictions – from legal professionals ... Read More »

A Perfect Legal Storm:  GC and the Greatest Challenges Faced

Top Challenges Facing Legal Department

The challenge of being a GC today may well be living in a perfect storm. “The greatest challenge that general counsel have to face today is managing legal issues in an ever increasing regulatory environment, while at the same time trying to maintain control of costs,” according to Ian McDougall at the 2014 Legal Week Corporate Counsel Forum. The “perfect ... Read More »

5 Law Department Surveys Provide a Glimpse of 2015

Legal Department Means to Manage Outside Counsel Spend

As 2014 comes to an end there have been a number of legal industry studies and surveys published.   Several of these studies have focused on law departments – taking a pulse check of inside counsel. This naturally makes perfect sense given corporate counsel – the law firm clientele – is the “center of gravity in the legal industry.”  Even so, ... Read More »

Legal Infographic: What are the Top Corporate Legal Goals?

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Earlier this week we published the results of a new survey of legal departments which found 70% of said this year has been better than the last year.  It also identified existing relationships as the top gauge for evaluating outside counsel.  We’ve taken the data from the survey and developed this infographic, which is this week’s Friday Share. The highlights ... Read More »

10 Telling Statistics from Optimistic Legal Departments

10 Statistics from a New Legal Department Operations Survey

A number of surveys released this year have begun to reveal a sense of optimism within the U.S. legal market.  We’d hasten to add this particular flavor of optimism is better described as cautious. Cautious as it may be, we sought to quantify that optimism.  A new survey found most legal departments think this year has been better than the ... Read More »

Monthly #BusinessofLaw Roundup for October 2014

Top BusinessofLaw Posts You Might have Missed in October

In our roundup post last month, we added a section that included links to content that drew the greatest volume of engagement.  This month we’re going to build on that concept by modifying the format of these posts a little further in order to weave in content from additional sources. Top 5 Business of Law Blog Posts The topic of ... Read More »

In Evaluating Outside Counsel, Corporate Legal says Relationships Still Matter

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We recently asked corporate legal departments what they thought are the most important evaluation factors in selecting outside counsel. The answer is, as the chart nearby indicates rather resoundingly, relationships still matter. Top Factors for Evaluation Outside Counsel It’s important to note this question was a ranking question where the lower the number the better. When asked to rank a ... Read More »