Best Practices in Selecting Outside Counsel

Law departments of all sizes invariably need outside counsel on a regular or project basis.  Whether it is to fill gaps in expertise or to handle a material transaction or litigation matter, outside counsel can be a critical part of the provision of quality and efficient legal services to an organization.  With the abundance of ever-expanding law firms looking to provide services, selecting outside counsel can be a daunting task and one that is often left in the hands of an organization’s in-house legal team.  Fortunately, James Stapleton of LEAP Legal has provided a series of articles that can help guide you in your search:

  • Once you have your list of law firms, many in-house legal departments will develop a request for proposal to be sent to those that made the initial cut.  Legal RFPs vary widely – read James’ thoughts on what to include in a RFP for Outside Counsel.

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