HBR Consulting: Seven steps to improve law firm compliance with outside counsel guidelines

News Article - 20/12/2018 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

Back in the day, law firms and clients usually set forth the terms governing their relationships in standard engagement letters. But more recently, as bargaining power has shifted away from law firms and toward clients, organizations have begun...

HBR Consulting: Three reasons to get a second opinion on IT lifecycle management

Resource - 19/12/2018 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

Senior IT executives carry the burden of making the final decisions on hardware and technology support options needed to run the applications that drive their corporate or law firm business functions. These are always high-stakes decisions...

HBR Consulting: Three steps to gain firm leaders’ buy-in for procurement investments

News Article - 18/12/2018 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

HBR recently held its annual Procurement Roundtable, an invitation-only gathering of 25+ law firm procurement leaders. In connection with the Roundtable, HBR surveyed the participants on a variety of procurement-related topics ranging from...

HBR Consulting's annual survey finds growth in total legal spending as law departments report rising legal needs

News Article - 30/11/2018 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

Despite increase in spending, survey report also reveals law departments continue to take measures to contain costs, enhance operational efficiency.

As global organizations continue to report increased legal needs, corporate law...

HBR Consulting: How law firms can assess and adapt to changing skill needs for information governance

News Article - 29/11/2018 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance, Knowledge Management

As law firms recognize the growing importance of an information governance (IG) strategy, they are beginning to think about how they can transform traditional records management (RM) staff into true IG professionals. This shift, which is driven...

HBR Consulting: Law firms must act with urgency to keep pace with law department analytics maturity

News Article - 27/11/2018 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance, Knowledge Management

I had a clear message to deliver to those in attendance when I took the stage at this year’s International Legal Technology Conference (ILTACON): law departments are gathering, centralizing and sharing more data than ever, and many...

HBR Consulting – Office 365 teams: The surprising disruptor

News Article - 22/11/2018 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance, Knowledge Management

October was once again packed with conferences, from large international events to smaller regional and industry-specific seminars and roundtables. If there was one word that was thematic across all of these events this year, it was “...

HBR Consulting: Why your organisation needs a data map

News Article - 19/11/2018 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance, Knowledge Management

At this year’s annual ARMA Live! Conference in Anaheim, we conducted an informal survey of the 300+ visitors to our booth, asking a single question:...

Law firm library services: Four questions to guide strategic budgeting by HBR Consulting

News Article - 16/11/2018 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

Fall is officially here, and many of us are already enjoying colorful leaves and cooler weather. Along with these pleasures of the season, many law firms are also gearing up for another budget cycle. While the annual process of reviewing prior...

HBR Consulting – #SOLID18 East reveals legal innovation themes and emerging best practices

News Article - 06/11/2018 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

The Summit on Legal Innovation and Disruption (SOLID) East, held on September 13, 2018 in New York City, delivered on its promise to bring together professionals who are transforming the legal industry. The daylong event held an action-packed...

HBR Consulting's business acceptance survey report

News Article - 05/11/2018 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance, Technology

Business acceptance practices have become more complex and strategic over the past several years as departments have evolved from back office, risk management functions to vital, strategic partners to the organisations they support. Law firms...

HBR Consulting look at the analytics in law: An expanding field of play

Blog post - 29/10/2018 : Analytics, Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Risk & Compliance

Data science and analytics are relatively new to the legal industry. While companies across almost all sectors are investing heavily in analytics, legal organizations are very much in the early stages of learning and adoption.

That...

Three ways that hyperconverged infrastructure can transform law firm IT: HBR Consulting's whitepaper

Resource - 06/09/2018 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Technology

Introduction

Law firm IT professionals are under rising pressure to spend less time and money on the firm’s infrastructure and more of those valuable resources on specific technology applications that drive value to the business....

Key takeaways from ILTACON2018

News Article - 05/09/2018 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Risk & Compliance, Technology

It was great to be back at ILTACON again last week. The peer-inspired sessions and interactions with so many legal technology colleagues inspired and motivated us. This year’s theme was innovation and change and it was obvious that...

Three steps to contain e-discovery costs in the e-world

Resource - 30/08/2018 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance, Technology

Corporate law departments are increasingly challenged to track their e-Discovery activities and costs. In today’s metric-focused business environment, law departments should be able to answer simple questions about their e-Discovery...