default logo

Law Department Trends + Contract Management Opportunities

Now is law department survey season. In my prior post, GCs Now Do Less Law, I reported on the Altman Weil survey of Chief Legal Officers. Here, I report highlights of two other recent surveys: The Annual Law Department Operations Survey by the Blickstein Group  surveys law department

The Transformation of the Delivery of Law

This is a live blog post from HyperionGP Solution Accelerator Conference. This 2-day event brings “together Law Department operations managers with leading Industry Experts and [Enterprise Legal Management] ELM Solution Providers in a highly interactive forum focused on success

Filling the Gaps that Legal Complexity Causes – An Example

A big challenge in law is that rules vary significantly across jurisdictions. All practices – litigation, transactions, regulatory, and counselling – face this problem. That means even highly experienced lawyers often need help outside their home jurisdiction. If countries, states, pr

The Future of Law & Contracting (live from IACCM)

This is a live blog post from the International Association for Contracting & Commercial Professionals (IACCM) Americas Forum. [Please forgive any typos or misunderstandings in meaning.] This session is The Future of Law & Contracting (live from IACCM) with Mark Harris, Founde

Can Big Law Learn from Hotel Room Design + Airline Pricing?

Sometimes a blog post just cries to be written. Tonight I read hardcopy of the Wall Street Journal. Side by side articles on page 1 of Personal Journal struck me as offering – with a little imagination – lessons for law firms. Secrets to Creating a Better Hotel Room explai

Contracts as Code: Q&A with Ethereum on the Future of Contracting

Introduction I have long thought about applying technology to improve contract creation and management. My first blog post on the topic dates from 2004 (see my contract management posts here.) Recently, I have read several articles about how blockchain technology – which underlies Bit

Do Large Law Firms Work Differently from Each Other?

I wonder if lawyers at large law firms practice differently. With all the discussions about strategy and competitive differentiation, I rarely read about how lawyers do their work. And I believe this matters more than the market thinks. What do I mean by how lawyers work? Examples inc

Driving Efficiencies in the Law Practice (Live Post)

This is a live post from the Bloomberg Big Law Summit. Please excuse any typos or errors in how I capture proceedings. Session Description 1:30 pm  Panel Session:   Driving Efficiencies in the Law Practice Advances in process management and technology – and a changing mindset around o

Innovation – New Models for Differentiation in Legal (Live Post)

This is a live post from the Bloomberg Big Law Summit. Please excuse any typos or errors in how I capture proceedings. Session Description 11:15 am Panel Session:   Innovation – New Models for Differentiation Pricing pressure and competition are forcing law firms to question every asp

Critical Issues in Relationship between Lawyers and Clients – Live from Bloomberg Big Law Summit

This is a live post from the Bloomberg Big Law Summit. Please excuse any typos or errors in how I capture proceedings. Session Description 9:10 am  Keynote Address:  Ann R. Klee, VP Global Operations – Environment, Health & Safety, General Electric Company   A maven of the c