Lex Connect Curated Reading List October 30, 2014

Lex Connect Curated Reading List


 With so much content available on-line, it is easy to miss the really good stuff. 

 Fear not, we have curated the best Legal Operations & Legal Technology blog and articles.
 Enjoy your 30 minutes power reading.


The Multiple Roles of Early Data Assessment and Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore It Anymore

Early Data Assessment (sometimes confused with Early Case Assessment) used to be viewed by many in the litigation world as a luxury that could only be implemented by those involved in large corporate cases with huge litigation budgets.




 UK Innovative Lawyers Show US the Ways Big Law Fights Back

The FT Innovative Lawyers honors for 2014 have been released, so it’s time to peer across the pond and see what our friends in the UK have been doing.







Communication Key in Relationships With Outside Counsel

The session started out as a typical discussion panel of in-house and outside counsel. The venue was the offices of Stinson Leonard Street, a Minneapolis-based law firm.





Survey: Client Efforts to Tamp Down Legal Costs Are Gaining Steam

Here’s some meh news for law firms looking to catch a break in tough times: client efforts to rein in legal spending appear to be paying off, particularly when it comes to money spent on outside lawyers.






The 4 legs on the Knowledge Management table

It's very easy to develop an unbalanced perspective on Knowledge Management, especially when we work closely with the topic, but it is something that we should strive to avoid.






7 Expensive Ways Lawyers Fail at Knowledge Management

As an attorney, particularly a litigator, I’m conscious of how much valuable information I carry with me just from my experiences as an attorney.  I’m usually able to tell you right from the start of a case whether discovery will require filing a motion to compel.  I’ll be able to tell approximately how long a mediation will take.  I’ll even be able to predict at what point during the litigation the matter is most likely to settle.






Companies Report Increasing Volume of Legal Disputes and Rising Use of Outside Counsel; Continued Expansion of In-house Legal Departments

A significant number of U.S. and European corporate counsel and corporate compliance officers reported an increase in legal disputes versus the prior 12 months, according to a survey released today by AlixPartners, the global business-advisory firm.

Among the survey respondents, 32% said their companies experienced an increase in legal disputes and an additional 56% stated that the volume stayed the same. Only 12% of respondents indicated a decline.




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