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The Client Side: In-House Lawyers Managing Spend During COVID

(Image via Getty) Joe chats with Aaron Pierce, GM of CounselLink about its latest Enterprise LegalManagement Trends Report compiling client data on outside vendor spend. The report covers the whole year, meaning the impact of COVID isn’t really reflected, but Joe and Aaron discuss what to expect from the pandemic’s impact on the client side. […]

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Q: Do You Have Time? A: What’s The Project?

Surely you’ve overheard this conversation: Partner: “Do you have time?” Associate: “What’s the project?” Partner: “There’s no reason for me to waste time explaining the project if you don’t have time to do it.” Associate: “I may be able to squeeze in something, but I just need a few details. What’s the project?” Here’s the […]

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Fake Emergencies Are A Real Problem

Thoughts: You have no idea how much I wanted to drop everything on my Sunday morning to take care of your fake emergency! Words: “No worries! How can I help you?” Every lawyer, definitely in-house lawyer, had this experience at least once! ‍ Educating your clients about the definition of “emergency” is a solid investment. […]

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How In-House Counsel Can Increase The Ranks Of Their Minority Outside Counsel

Ed. note: Please welcome Richard S. Amador to the pages of Above the Law. He’ll be writing about effective strategies that can be used to further diversify the legal profession. Many law departments are revisiting efforts to diversify their outside counsel ranks by getting more lawyers of color on their cases.  A plethora of benchmarking […]

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The Latest From Lex Machina: Bringing Legal Analytics To The Field Of Torts [Sponsored]

As data has infiltrated nearly every facet of the legal industry, legal analytics are in high demand. Lex Machina, a recognized leader in the legal analytics field, offers practice area modules that provide valuable, strategic insights into federal district court claims for many of the most popular legal specialties in today’s market.  The latest addition […]

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The Grass Is NOT Always Greener In-House

[embedded content] Olga V. Mack is the CEO of Parley Pro, a next-generation contract management company that has pioneered online negotiation technology. Olga embraces legal innovation and had dedicated her career to improving and shaping the future of law. She is convinced that the legal profession will emerge even stronger, more resilient, and more inclusive than […]