Law Department Management

Allstate Joins In-House Furor Over Biglaw Associate Raises

Biglaw associate raises are causing some consternation in the in-house world: “Bank of America’s top lawyer isn’t the only in-house attorney expressing displeasure with associate salary raises. Other general counsel are sending letters to their…



AFAs Soar to an All-Time High

Law departments are reaping the benefits of AFAs – and the data shows it: “The votes are in. Clients are loving AFAs. And we’ve got the data* to show just how much….Alternative Fee Arrangements (AFAs)…


The Future of Legal Talent – Not Lawyers?

Lawyers? We can always find ourselves some more of those – but other professionals providing legal-related services? They may be harder to tie down for the long-term.  The debate over the future of legal talent…



RFPs from Law Departments Hit 15-Year High

In-house law departments are not happy with the service they are receiving – and RFPs to aspiring outside counsel are now at an all-time high as a result: “More clients are using more RFPs to…




Succession Planning for the In-House Team

Brian Burlant, a Managing Director with Major, Lindsey & Africa’s In-House Practice Group, raises the important issue of succession planning for the in-house team – it’s never too early to start planning: “There are few things…


41 Legal Industry Predictions for 2016

Legal industry predictions for 2016 – they may not all come true but they’re always interesting to read! “Predictions can go in many directions. On one hand predictions might be senseless if events move slowly. On…