Legal Business

    • 12 Feb 2010

    7 Tips to Manage Your Legal Spend

    Recent surveys reveal that the second greatest challenge faced by corporate law departments is controlling their budgets, with a large part of the struggle attributed to spending on outside counsel. With increasing demand for legal services, rising law firm fees, and stagnant budgets, corporate law departments are under pressure to do more with less. Growing concerns over compliance issues have also resulted in the need...
    • 12 Feb 2010

    Surviving Disasters: Questions and Considerations for Law Firms Preparing Business Continuity Plans

    What if you couldn't gain access to your office for the next week ... or month? Sounds simplistic, but these are fundamental questions law firms must address. A range of possible disasters-from the obscure, like computer viruses, burst pipes and downed power lines, to the page-one natural (and man-made) disasters such as a bomb, fire, flood, tornado, hurricane or earthquake-can immobilize your firm, causing loss of...
    • 11 Feb 2010

    E-Billing Primer

    Since the arrival of the desktop computer, companies have anticipated the paperless offi ce. For corporate law departments, the emergence of e-billing solutions has helped reduce the amount of paper flowing through the organization. The "For Services Rendered" bills of the past have evolved into detailed itemized bills. But reviewers can quickly get lost in the details with more legal work than ever going...
    • 27 Jan 2010

    Solving Law Firm Diversity Tracking with E-billing Technology

    Today, the issue of diversity is a key consideration for corporate attorneys who engage outside law firms to represent their companies. Many companies have enterprise-wide diversity initiatives, but even when this is not the case, law departments have focused attention on including the perspectives of women, minorities and various ethnicities in providing legal services to their enterprises. In 1999, the Association...
    • 27 Jan 2010

    Marketing Your Firm’s Legal Services During an Economic Decline

    Times are tough for the U.S. economy. Even if your law firm hasn't experienced a decline in business, you've undoubtedly heard about other businesses that are taking a hit. Some law firms have laid off attorneys. Partners are taking pay cuts. Other firms want to merge in an attempt to save themselves. The depressed economy isn't just affecting the large law firms; small firms and sole practitioners are...
    • 27 Jan 2010

    The Digital Bridge: Linking courts and law firms electronically and the evolution of the File & Serve judicial solution

    Technology is transforming the courts. It has been said that technology has made the world a smaller place to live. That paradigm applies to the relationship between courts and law firms as well. Recent advances have created the opportunity to literally construct a digital bridge between attorneys and the courthouse. Technology continues to find its way into every corner of the judicial system. In courtrooms, judges...