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CLOC 2019 Recap

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CLOC is an organization and community with the mission to help enhance the function of legal operations, and is part of a growing movement that recognizes the importance of legal operations professionals within corporate legal departments. CounselLink® is proud to support and attend the CLOC Institute each year because we believe bringing better innovations to your legal department starts with ... Read More »

Workloads Are Increasing. Is Your Legal Department Keeping Up?

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According to Altman Weil’s 2018 Chief Legal Officer Survey, corporate legal departments are spending more on internal expenditures than on outside counsel for the first time in the history of this survey, with 48% allocated to in-house spend, 45% to outside counsel, and 6% to other non-law firm vendors. Why is that change so significant? Because it shows that the ... Read More »

How the 2018 CounselLink Conferences are Making an Impact on 2019 and Beyond

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LexisNexis® CounselLink® is known for being in the forefront when it comes to innovation. We’ve made it our focus to listen to the needs of our customers, and one of the ways that we’ve done this is by hosting a series of regional conferences. These opportunities gave us direct access and one-on-one engagement with the organizations that we work with. ... Read More »

The 2018 ACC Annual Meeting: Thriving in a Fast-Moving World

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Last week, our team spent some time in Austin, Texas, attending sessions at the 2018 ACC Annual Meeting. This year’s event was packed with dynamic and informed speakers who were passionate about the needs of in-house counsel. Though each session covered a different topic, the concept of staying on pace infast-moving and ever-changing times was woven into every learning experience. ... Read More »

The CLOC 2018 Institute: A Fresh Take on Corporate Legal Services

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This year’s Corporate Legal Operations Institute (CLOC) was hailed as the largest global gathering of corporate legal professionals. The CLOC 2018 conference offered many opportunities for long-time industry pros and newcomers to the field to network, share, and learn. The conference provided valuable tools for development, best practices, and technology adoption of legal operations departments. The CounselLink® team gained three ... Read More »

Equipping Your Department to Thrive in the Modern Legal Ops World

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You hear it time and again: “Corporate legal departments must do more with less—operate smarter, faster, and more cost-effectively.” As the legal workload grows in both volume and complexity, corporate legal operations often find it challenging to keep up with the demands that define the new status quo. Responding to the needs of your department and of the business requires ... Read More »

A Great Start to 2018: Opportunities and Insights from Industry Trends Report

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Real-world data to help you capture opportunities for substantial impact. That is what the newest CounselLink® Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report provides to your organization. For the last six years, this unique resource has allowed legal departments to understand and get ahead of legal metrics trends. Unlike industry studies based on surveys, the data for the Trends Report is derived from ... Read More »

Don’t Get Left Behind: Implementing a Legal Department Metrics Program

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As the Director of Legal Operations for the world’s most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company, I see first-hand that my legal department faces many of the same challenges encountered by corporate law departments around the globe. Over the past 24 years, I have seen the demand for services increase considerably. To meet the demand, we have implemented several strategic initiatives in ... Read More »

Best Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Legal Department

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There’s no doubt that corporate legal departments have their hands full now more than ever. Along with controlling legal spend and managing matters, your department is expected to be a strategic partner to the overall organization equipped with valuable business metrics. Any department within an organization is expected to demonstrate its worth, but this is especially true for legal departments, ... Read More »

The Benefits of Legal Request: A Customer Perspective

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As a legal department administrator, I experience first-hand many of the challenges faced by corporate law departments across the country. My department team members and I receive numerous requests for legal work, and we work on hundreds of matters across various locations. We are always looking for ways to save time, simplify processes, and improve communications. Recently, Eaton Corporation had ... Read More »