Law Department Management

Law firms may bill for work of unpaid interns

Was it not that long ago that many law departments were pushing back on paying for time billed by “green” first year associates working on their matters? Well, for some companies, charges may be on…


GSK pays in-house lawyers to volunteer

While the legal department at GSK may be comparatively slower in adopting the program, the initiative still stands as a start contrast to practices at many firms where volunteer time doesn’t count and is often discouraged as…


On the Future of Law Departments

What does the future hold for law departments? “The question I’m posing, then, is whether we will get to the point where multi-billion corporations go without law departments or at least scale the law department…


Managing the Millennial Lawyer

What are the challenges of managing the millenial lawyer? What are the challenges for millenial lawyers? “According to U.S. Census Bureau data, the country’s population is comprised of more than 80 million individuals who were…


How to Elevate the In-House Counsel Role

What should in-house counsel focus on to elevate their role? An article at JDSupra has some suggestions: “The role of in-house counsel has evolved and status has been elevated.  Expectations have been raised by the…


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…