Lex Connect Curated Reading List July 15, 2015

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.



Firms: Get over it-the pricing debate has moved on!

In this post I am going to focus on the first question but in another post I will (again) return to the proposition that timesheets are hugely detrimental to law firms for a number of reasons- including that they are useless for both the costing and pricing of work any law firm undertakes.


The Case for Technology Assisted Review and Statistical Sampling in Discovery

Technology Assisted Review (TAR) and Statistical Sampling can significantly reduce risk and improve productivity in eDiscovery processes. TAR reduces risk by mathematically ranking documents in descending order of likely relevance. Productivity is increased by prioritizing review on the most relevant documents, while review of low ranked records may even be avoided entirely.

Compliance Trends and the Future of Compliance

As the compliance profession continues to develop and increase its influence in the corporate governance landscape, there are no hard and fast rules. We all quickly repeat the compliance profession mantra: there are “no one-size-fits-all solutions” in the compliance field.

The New Law Firm Competitors: In-House Counsel (Live Post)

GCs from Fortune 100 companies share a candid discussion on how in-house legal departments have grown dramatically as they rein in costs and use outside counsel more selectively, a shift which has also created a greater emphasis on operational efficiency. Panelists will discuss the new role law firms have in this environment and provide an inside look into how the nation’s top law departments are reshuffling staff.

Legal Knowledge Advantage

Legal knowledge management is evolving rapidly but it’s still about platforms, processes and people. ​For lawyers and law firms, knowledge is both a currency and a differentiator. The traditional knowledge management (KM) approach, aligning legal knowledge and knowhow with business strategy, remains valid. But its context has shifted dramatically as legal services face a changing business environment and the relentless flow of online information.





Guide for General Counsel on Corporate Sustainability

Provides practical guidance and examples to in-house counsel in their emerging role as key change agents in advancing corporate sustainability issues within their respective organizations. ​The Guide seeks to raise the profile of General Counsel regarding the efforts they are making, and to inspire and encourage other General Counsel and Boards, senior executives and management of their respective organizations to take action and deliver long-term value.



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