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Choosing the Right ELM Solution for the Law Department

Choosing the Right ELM Solution for the Law Department

Peyton Manning’s recent championship win teaches a valuable lesson about how to buy the right enterprise legal management (ELM) solution, according to Jeff Skott, principal solutions architect for LexisNexis® CounselLink®. Say again? Although Peyton Manning is a great quarterback, says Mr. Skott, without the support of a stellar defensive and offensive line, the outcome might not be the same. However, ... Read More »

Tools for Legal Project Management: The Kick-Off Meeting

Tools for Legal Project Management The Kick-Off Meeting

Legal project management improves client satisfaction, teamwork and the economics of legal services, writes contributor Aileen Leventon in this contribution to the LexisNexis Business of Law Blog. And they’re off…like thoroughbreds breaking from the gate and barreling down the track in single-minded pursuit of the finish line.  This image may capture of a typical start of a major matter: get ... Read More »

The Importance of Periodic Evaluation of Legal IT

The Importance of Periodic Evaluation of Legal IT

The nineteenth-century French journalist, Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, famously wrote, “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” While that may apply to many situations, it doesn’t tend to hold water when talking about corporate dynamics. Take the PepsiCo global snack food and beverage maker, for example. As related in a recently published LexisNexis case study, the company has ... Read More »

LPM 102:  Eight Critical Tools for Legal Project Management

LPM 102 Eight Critical Tools for Legal Project Management

Effective communication is essential to for successful Legal Project Management, says Aileen Leventon in the second of a two-part series; she recommends eight critical communication tools.  Change is inherent in the nature of legal work.  As a matter progresses – whether it is a transaction, litigation, regulatory or any other matter – new facts, circumstances and l­­­­­egal issues emerge. The ... Read More »

LPM 101: First Principles of Legal Project Management 

LPM 101 First Principles of Legal Project Management

Legal project management can improve client satisfaction, teamwork and the economics of legal services, writes contributor Aileen Leventon in this first of two-part series for the LexisNexis Business of Law Blog. Law firms and legal departments are moving quickly to augment skills in managing how legal work is done.  “Getting it done” is no longer good enough.  With clients’ refusal ... Read More »

3 Good Reasons to Outsource eDiscovery

3 Good Reasons to Outsource eDiscovery

Note: This article was written by Francis George. Buying software won’t solve an eDiscovery problem overnight according to a group of panelists on a recent webinar.  The panel debated the pros and cons of keeping eDiscovery in-house or outsourcing it  – which we’ve summarized below into three reasons for outsourcing eDiscovery. 1. Reactive vs. proactive The consensus recommendation from the ... Read More »

5 Tips for Improving Corporate Legal Maturity

5 Tips for Improving Corporate Legal Maturity

Experience and dozens of engagements with corporate legal indicate that most law departments fall between somewhere between the third and fourth levels of the corporate legal maturity model. Few organizations fit squarely in any one stage, but we find most in-house teams have some technology deployed and are working towards integrating information. “Growing up is hard to do,” as the ... Read More »

5 Tips for Streamlining Your Legal Department

5 Tips for Streamlining Your Legal Department

Note:  this post was originally written by Angela Petros.  How can we do more with less? If you’re an in house attorney you’ve likely heard that phrase ad nauseam, but the truth is, today’s corporate legal departments are under intense scrutiny to save money and add value to the business. While this seems like an uphill battle, there’s plenty of ... Read More »

Five Ways to Jeopardize a Corporate Legal Project

Five Ways to Jeopardize a Corporate Legal Project

Note:  This post was originally written by Mike Haysley.  There are clearly ways corporate legal staff can build influence in a corporate legal department, but it is equally important, to avoid factors that can undermine your efforts.  These pitfalls will not only ruin your project, but also damage your reputation in a way that destroys, at least temporarily, your influence in your ... Read More »