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For in-house lawyers, the stuff that is terrorising elements of the private practice seems a world apart. So long as our organisation needs in-house lawyers, we can keep our heads down and keep our jobs. After all, our organisation has to have a legal team doesn’t it?
Legal project management is a trend that is slowly catching on in corporate legal departments, with smaller departments leading the way. According to a Today's General Counsel Survey, departments with ten or fewer are more likely than larger departments to have at least one project manager on staff.
“The fear of loss is a path to the Dark Side.” This insight of Yoda’s can be read as a warning about many of our information management (or, more properly, information mismanagement) practices. The fear of loss of critical data or documents can lead to over-zealous security measures that hobble the reasonable flow of information inside and outside an organization. It also can lead to information hoarding by individuals or the desperate creation by KM personnel of ad hoc databases and document collections. To see if you are on the path to the Dark Side, ask the following questions:
Assassins At the Gate
Instead, Dan Katz from MIchigan State University College of Law stole the show when he announced that he was training assassins. His point more delicately stated was that traditional law was not willing to change without conflict.
Not surprisingly then, storytelling also has a place in legal knowledge management. Personality studies show that many attorneys may have “a tendency to distance themselves from others and become uncommunicative.
Survey Shows More GCs in Key Management Roles.More companies are recognizing the full value of General Counsel—value that extends far beyond legal advisor. Today’s General Counsel play an increasingly important role in shaping company strategy and protecting the bottom line, according to results of a recent survey of directors.
What I’ve learned inspires an inherent philosophical question in eDiscovery; when the price is right, do we care about the process or just the results? A completely random sample of LPO’s paints the picture of organizations that are heavily staffed, tightly controlled and ultimately economical for clients.
Innkeepers: A Unifying Theory of the In-House Counsel Role
The emergence of the in-house counsel role, or innkeepers in the terminology of this Article, is one of the most significantshifts in the legal profession over the past half century, and this development inevitably has implications for legal scholars, policymakers, and practitioners.