HBR Consulting: Transforming law firm administrative assistant delivery models

Resource - 13/08/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought unforeseen changes on many fronts, and law firms will never be the same. During the pandemic, firms have been learning important lessons about how to accommodate—and even thrive with—virtual work, how...

HBR Consulting: The macaroni necklace: Ark’s Law Libraries 2020

Resource - 13/08/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

Though none of us are having the summer we expected, that doesn’t mean we stop transforming, growing and innovating. So, HBR decided to create a Summer Camp of learning through this blog post series, summarizing some of the industry events...

HBR Consulting: Accelerating change in the legal ecosystem

Resource - 13/08/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

Nearly four months have passed since COVID-19 changed the way we work. Legal organizations that initially focused on operationalizing their remote workforce and managing costs associated with temporary office closures are now facing the reality...

HBR Consulting: Mobility - Evolving culture while working remotely

Resource - 13/08/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

It has only been a few months since the thought of working anywhere was a fantasy reserved mostly for freelancers. We have all seen those ads showing lucky people working on the beach with their laptop, no stress, and a perfect work/life balance...

HBR Consulting: Highlights from PLLIP’s Virtual Summit and AALL’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Resource - 13/08/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

PLLIP’s Transformation 2020: Instrumental Tools for the Future

The PLLIP Summit this year was shortened to three sessions presented by industry thought leaders who spoke to today’s issues.

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HBR Consulting: Tips for firms participating in an RFP process for a preferred outside counsel program

Resource - 30/06/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

This is the final post of a three-part series focused on preferred outside counsel programs/processes.

The first two posts provided suggestions for law departments planning or with existing firm rationalization processes and preferred...

HBR Consulting: Are you seeking to optimise your firms preferred outside counsel program?

Resource - 24/06/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Technology

This is the second post of a three-part series focused on preferred outside counsel program processes.

Companies that have already gone through the law firm rationalization process and have created preferred outside counsel programs can...

HBR Consulting discuss four lessons for companies planning a preferred outside counsel program

Resource - 18/06/2020 : General, Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

During this time of economic uncertainty, deepening relationships has proven to be a high priority for corporations and law firms alike. In the long run, forming tighter partnerships and working through this challenge together will benefit all...

DLA Piper joins HBR Consulting’s roster of managed services clients

News Article - 22/05/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

HBR Consulting LLC (HBR) announced today that DLA Piper LLP (US) has entered into a five-year managed services agreement with HBR. Under the agreement, effective March 1, 2020, HBR provides DLA Piper with a seamless combination of expert...

Three inside tips for navigating the IT supplier ecosystem to maximize your law firm’s tech budget

Resource - 24/04/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

Perhaps now more than ever, technology is critical to law firms’ businesses, even as the threat of an economic downturn makes it particularly important for firms to manage IT costs. In-depth reviews of multiple law firm IT environments have...

Five IT lessons learned by law firms during the work from home transition

Resource - 24/04/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

More than ever, information governance is critical. With companies and organizations working to manage the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, information governance professionals are more essential than ever. While the pandemic is...

Alternative Legal Service providers: how are law departments using them?

Resource - 08/04/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

The 2019 HBR Consulting Law Department Survey found that corporate law departments are shifting their focus to adopting innovative legal service delivery practices, such as the increased use of other service providers, including...

COVID-19 supply chain response plan for law firms

Resource - 08/04/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

The COVID-19 virus is challenging law firms, in terms of both health and economic impacts. With the support of their procurement functions, however, firms can navigate the supply chain issues they face in the immediate environment, as well as...

A clear vendor governance strategy can help law firms weather an economic downturn

Blog post - 08/04/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

As we face the prospect of an economic downturn, firms are looking at ways to best position themselves. A centralized, clear vendor governance strategy that aligns with the firm’s strategic direction can aid in responding to economic...

Legal’s pressing opportunity to advance the new normal: strategic focal points

Resource - 08/04/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance

What began as a temporary disturbance to how companies and law firms operate has all indications of settling into a “new normal.” As a result of the pandemic, law department and law firm leaders have rapidly implemented business...