Lex Connect Curated Reading List
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The number of in-house lawyers is on the rise and the size of in-house legal departments is growing. The increasing complexity of business and the necessity of cost-saving has ensured in-house counsel’s place at the heart of organisations.
There’s mojo in metrics – as long as they’re the right metrics. The right metrics can cut the challenge of demonstrating a law department’s value down to size by providing tangible proof of the department’s contribution to the business. The right metrics can identify trends and patterns that indicate business opportunities and potential risks.
Seeking a better understanding of the relationship between lawyers in law firms and lawyers in corporate legal departments, the IADC conducted its 2015 IADC Inside/Outside Counsel Relationship Survey. The survey explored their relationship with a view toward making that relationship more valuable and productive for both parties. The report revealed there are several key areas where inside and outside counsel still are not always on the same page.
Legal technology is booming as companies compete to crash the technological, legal space at every level and in every angle. There’s a good reason. Experts say the market for legal technology is as much as $400 billion. The legal field has been tough to crack because of non-uniform regulations and risk-averse stakeholders.
The app is yet another example of the ways machine learning is infiltrating our everyday lives. These days, it’s not just AI algorithms themselves that have improved, but the ability to deliver them across the Internet that has made so many new applications possible.
When I worked at a law firm, I would have said that I was evaluating most lawyers on brainpower and technical prowess. If you were typically the smartest guy in the room, that was good. If you wrote briefs (and other documents) that made the right arguments in the right order in short sentences and little words, that was great. If you knew how to examine witnesses, that was spectacular. And if you worked efficiently, that was a plus.
There are a number of differences between e-discovery in the United States and e-disclosure in the European Union. This article, originally published in ILTA’s May 2015 whitepaper entitled “Litigation and Practice Support: A 2015 Snapshot,” explores some of the misconceptions, challenges, and trends related to e-disclosure in the EU, in particular the United Kingdom.