The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), a great value for all in-house lawyers and law departments, has released its 2012 ACC Value Champions:
Efficiency. Economy. Effectiveness. Predictability. Value. These words are frequently heard in conversations about the practice of law, especially since the economic downturn began in 2008, often as desired characteristics or goals of attorney–client relationships. To measure progress against those goals, however, we must have metrics, quantifiable data that permits "fair return" to be assessed, "relative worth" to be demonstrated.