An Engagement Checklist for In-house Counsel


That corporate clients are increasingly disenchanted with their law firms has become increasingly well documented, as shown by the ongoing acceptance of the Association of Corporate Counsel's "Value Challenge" to get more value from the legal profession. Earlier this year the BTI Consulting organization, which annually surveys hundreds of corporate counsel nationwide, made headlines with this startling statistic: 87% of in-house counsel said they would willingly replace their primary law firm "if given a compelling reason." This is a deep-seated dissatisfaction that can't be cured by some superficial fee cuts.

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