It used to be that alternative or “appropriate” fee arrangements were the common subject matter of in-house counsel conference seminars, but over the last few years the mechanics around the various AFAs out there have given way, it seems, to a more hefty discussion on more thought-out budgets and project management.
Project management software can be used by both in-house and external firms to keep tabs on budget and progress of matter.
In-house counsel say boutique approach fosters familiarity and specialized knowledge of business.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A leading authority on technology’s impact on business and society says blockchain will be the biggest driver of change for in-house counsel in the coming decade.
The Ontario Court of Justice has announced 10 new judicial appointments for the Toronto area, including two black women judges.
After 18 months as Deloitte Conduit Law LLP, founder Peter Carayiannis announced Friday Conduit Law’s “renewed independence.”
Can technology save time and improve access to justice? Just ask the in-house team at Microsoft where the software giant’s lawyers are deploying chatbots to answer common questions around sales and immigration issues and free up in-house lawyers to do more high-value work.
Once a legal department or law firm has decided to invest in a significant piece of legal technology, determining the ROI and applied benefits can be daunting. Convincing users it can improve their life and getting good adoption can be even more so.
From Canopy Growth (formerly Tweed Marijuana Inc.), where Phil Shaer is doing deals in a space that is part of a fundamental change in how society views cannabis, to the biggest corporate merger in Canadian history — Enbridge/Spectra — we have visited with legal departments small and large. And I can tell you they are all passionate about what they do.
Innovation means different things to different people. For some it must involve technology, for others it’s about process change or reducing costs. For others cost is not the number one factor, it’s about delivering legal services better or reducing risk for the organization.