Law Department Management

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…


Get Commodity Work Done by Biglaw on the Cheap

Does your outside counsel shun commodity work? If they do, there are certainly other large law firms who have figured out a way to do it – and do it cost-efficiently: “In a recent survey,…




What to Expect as a New GC

Paul Williams at MLA Global gives his thoughts, as well as those of two GC colleagues, on what a new GC should do when hitting the ground at an organization: “The switch from a non-GC…


GE Exec: $1,000 Per Hour Lawyers Have Climbed 75%

$1,000 here, $1,000 there – pretty soon you’re talking about real money: “Our outside counsel costs are increasing – faster than the rate of inflation. If we look at lawyers whose rate are $1,000 an…