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Trusting Technology During the Pandemic

Corporate counsel are seasoned veterans at navigating uncertainties in their landscapes, including the regulatory environment, staffing and other areas. Sometimes, as during the pandemic, there are no playbooks. In this piece published by ACC Docket, Olga Mack, CEO and general counsel of Parley Pro, a next-generation contract management solution, discusses how COVID-19 accelerated decision-making and changes to workflow and collaboration.

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Metrics Matter: Defending the Value of Your Law Department

In this white paper, “Legal department metrics: Understanding and expanding your impact,” PwC NewLaw, which advises on the transformation of law departments and law firms, endeavors to “raise the bar” by providing a more comprehensive set of metrics to measure relative in-house performance. Be sure to check out this excellent resource.

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Law Firm Discounting and AFAs on the Rise

LexisNexis CounselLink has released its 2020 Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report, which is based on more than $35 billion in legal spend comprised of almost seven million invoices and more than 1.7 million matters. This report, the seventh from CounselLink, updates on six key metrics based on 2019 charges billed by outside counsel as well as insights since the COVID-19 crisis, which has ratcheted up the pressure on corporate legal departments to manage outside counsel expenses.

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The E-discovery Puzzle Is . . . Hard!

Today, assembling e-discovery evidence for a case resembles assembling the pieces of a maddeningly complex jigsaw puzzle. When e-discovery became the norm 15 or so years ago, it primarily consisted of emails. That was a challenge, but you could get your arms around it. Now, the puzzle is harder – much harder. It consists of mobile device data, social media data, collaboration/messaging apps data, audio and video files, potentially Internet of Things (IoT) device data and more.

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CLOC Releases 3d Annual State of the Industry Survey

The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium has released the results of its third survey of internal and external legal services expenditures, which is drawn from responses by more than 140 companies in 17 countries covering more than 30 industries. Find out some of the highlights from the results.

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