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...

Insights for law firms from HBR’s 2019 Law Department Survey

News Article - 18/03/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Practice Management, Practice Management

Now in its 16th year, HBR Consulting’s Law Department Survey continues to serve as the leading source of market data on law department staffing, spending and management trends. It provides law departments with metrics to measure,...

HBR Consulting law firm cloud strategy: More than “cloud first”

Resource - 18/03/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Practice Management, Practice Management

Law firm cloud adoption continues to rise, with 72% of firms reporting they expect their adoption of cloud-based solutions to increase in the coming year, according to the 2019 ILTA Technology Survey. The potential economic benefits of the cloud...

HBR Consulting: The top three priorities for your law firm’s procurement function in 2020

Resource - 18/03/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Practice Management, Practice Management

It is no secret that law firms today face an increasingly competitive environment. Between accelerating pressure from alternative legal service providers and startup firms, new regulatory expectations with dire penalties, economic forecasts...

HBR Consulting: A look forward and back

News Article - 18/03/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Practice Management, Practice Management

This has been a transformative decade for the legal industry – and for HBR Consulting, as well. At the outset of the current decade, the legal industry was beginning to emerge from a recession. The decade saw a growing focus on value in...

Getting Off the Treadmill: Finding IT’s next path with HBR Consulting

Resource - 18/03/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Technology, Technology

Market forces are beginning to push law firm IT functions to manage in a more complex environment, but also to continuously evolve and enhance the enablement of practice delivery. Attorneys are more mobile and more connected. Clients are more...