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Legal Project Management

Why Paralegals are the Key to E-Discovery Success or Disaster

by Exterro, Inc. on

Attorneys think they are the project managers, but in all reality 99.9% aren’t. Don’t just take my word for it, in the 2017 In-House Benchmarking Report, 42% of in-house legal survey participants said that attorneys were the...more

New Findings: In-House Legal Teams are Focusing on “Control” to Meet Evolving E-Discovery Requirements

by Exterro, Inc. on

According to EDRM Duke Law, Exterro and BDO Consulting’s new 2017 In-House Benchmarking Report, in-house legal departments have continued to move more outsourced legal services in-house in hopes of gaining the kind of control...more

Why E-Discovery Still Hasn’t Changed that Much in 5 years

by Exterro, Inc. on

The continued explosion of data! Additional, new and scary data types! New FRCP e-discovery amendments! You would think with all these new revelations e-discovery would have changed a lot in the past 5 years, right?...more

The Art of Projecting Budgets for Litigation Alternative Fee Arrangements

by WilmerHale on

Predicting the future has become a critical skill for lawyers—at least when it comes to budgeting for case work. Clients want as much certainty as possible for planning and allocating legal expenses, which inherently carry...more

Legal Project Management: You Can’t Fake It Anymore

by LawVision Group LLC on

As we have witnessed over the past five years, the efforts of law firms have evolved in legal project management and, not surprisingly, corporate legal department expectations for their outside counsel to implement LPM has...more

PMI – An Insider’s Guide – Part 3: What to do When You’re Asked to Assist in a Potential Acquisition – Post-Integration Run Phase...

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

It’s been months since your company was all over the news with a splashy acquisition and the fanfare has died down a bit. There are rumors, quietly at first, but then persistently louder, that things aren’t going so well...more

PMI – An Insider’s Guide – Part 2: What to do When You’re Asked to Assist in a Potential Acquisition – Between Signed and Closed...

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

Your day starts with headlines screaming across the Internet – your company has acquired a particular entity (“Target”). The office is buzzing with the news and potential impacts – what does this mean for my role now and in...more

[Event] LPM Certification Workshop - October 19th-20th, New York, NY

by LawVision Group LLC on

The LPM Institute and LawVision Group are offering their popular two-day Legal Project Management Certification Workshop, one of the only legal-specific certification courses available, in October 19th & 20th in New York....more

How to Get Happy Clients, Effective Employees, & Lower Costs With These 8 Legal Project Management Tips

by Exterro, Inc. on

All lawyers are looking to increase revenue, but these days, with more and more clients leveraging technology and bringing tasks in-house, law firms need to break from the status quo in order to stay competitive. This is...more

What I Learned from Finding Nemo About Custodian Identification in E-Discovery Matters

by Exterro, Inc. on

In Pixar’s wonderful animated feature, “Finding Nemo,” Marlin, a clown fish who lives in the Great Barrier Reef (and is the title character’s dad), spends nearly the entire film trying to find his son, Nemo, by locating,...more

Ten Items to Keep in Mind When Considering Cloud Providers: Cybersecurity Best Practices

by CloudNine on

In my webcast discussion with Tom O’Connor yesterday, we had a terrific discussion of several pros and cons of both on-premise and off-premise (cloud) eDiscovery technology solutions as well as other factors to consider...more

Is the single end-to-end e-discovery platform a unicorn? Not according to this legal team!

by Exterro, Inc. on

In the e-discovery world, common knowledge says that a true end-to-end in-house process/single software solution doesn’t exist. But Linda Luperchio, Director of Information Lifecycle Governance and E-Discovery at Hanover,...more

New Report from The Aberdeen Group Cites Lack of Advanced Technologies, Offers Recommendations: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

While recovering from ILTACON and Vegas, I found an interesting report with some interesting statistics and observations from The Aberdeen Group about how many organizations are handling eDiscovery and what they could be...more

Pricing Legal Work is a Two-Way Street

by Timothy Corcoran on

In any market, effectively pricing any goods or services requires an understanding of the buyer’s perceived value. When the buyer has no idea of the value of a given task, and no idea how to measure the quality of service...more

Inside WilmerHale’s Approach to Matter Management for IP

by WilmerHale on

Matter management has become increasingly important for law firms and the clients that they serve. For clients, effective matter management can result in lower fees, more accurate estimates of costs, and better results, as...more

Wednesday’s ILTACON 2017 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

As noted Monday and yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2017 (otherwise known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will be reporting this week...more

Tuesday’s ILTACON 2017 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

As noted yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2017 (otherwise known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will be reporting this week about the...more

Opportunity Dances with Those Already on the Dancefloor: 2017 Law Firm Benchmarking Report Analysis

by Exterro, Inc. on

How many times in life do people recognize a good opportunity, but for whatever reason, don’t act on it? Sometimes it’s not a big deal and simply leads down a different path. But sometimes it can mean the difference between...more

5 Questions To Ask Before Entering Joint-Representation AFA

by WilmerHale on

One growing trend is for clients to enter into alternative fee arrangements in which one law firm represents multiple parties who “share” fees and costs in a related matter. For example, a law firm might represent...more

The Death of the Billable Hour: Is Microsoft Ushering in a New Era for Law Firms?

by Exterro, Inc. on

We’ve been hearing it now for a while – that clients are demanding law firms offer more for a lower cost, and one of the tips for reaching this goal is alternative fee agreements, but most people felt this would be a gradual...more

5 Questions All AFAs Should Answer Clearly

by WilmerHale on

There are numerous ways in which the terms of an alternative fee arrangement are documented, ranging from a simple email exchange between client and outside lawyer to lengthy addenda to the retention agreement. While no...more

5 Questions Firm Should Ask Before Approving Litigation AFA

by WilmerHale on

Alternative fee arrangements provide great opportunities for law firms to partner with clients and strengthen relationships. However, not every matter may be appropriate for an alternative fee or in the law firm’s best...more

Better KM in an Age of Need-to-Know Security

by Prosperoware on

Double-edged Sword: Protect & Deliver - 2016 was a banner year for cyber incidents as records breaches increased by 556% with more than four billion records leaked. The regulatory and client response has been...more

Need an “Assist” with Your eDiscovery Practices? Get an eDiscovery Assistant!: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

eDiscovery Assistant™ is a site developed by ESI Attorneys that was built by attorneys and information law practitioners to provide several resources to help people get started — faster and with confidence — in eDiscovery. ...more

5 Questions To Ask Firm Before Accepting A Litigation AFA

by WilmerHale on

In-house attorneys routinely receive, review and compare alternative fee arrangement proposals and nearly all law firms regularly submit them, but the parties often do not follow a disciplined approach in developing a...more

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