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...

HBR Consulting: Analytics maturity in legal organizations: Lessons from “The Karate Kid”

Resource - 28/01/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance, Finance

Many corporate law departments and law firms are legal analytics novices: they have not yet developed the ability to ground their guidance in historical data, measurement and statistics. In order to do so, they must incrementally increase their...

HBR Consulting: Creating a culture of privacy

Resource - 28/01/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance, Finance

Complying With Domestic and Global Requirements by Changing the Way We Value Data Privacy

There is a fundamental difference, on a cultural level, between how privacy is viewed in the U.S. and abroad. This white paper...

2019 Law Department Survey: Key takeaways from HBR Consulting

Resource - 28/01/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance, Finance

Law departments are maximizing internal staff and embracing innovative resourcing strategies as legal needs continue to rise. This infographic summarizes the key takeaways from the...

Progress and pragmatism: Reflections on the Law Firm Innovation Summit from HBR Consulting

News Article - 28/01/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance, Finance

HBR was recently privileged to co-sponsor ARK’s second annual Law Firm Innovation Summit. The event welcomed 120 attendees, spanning a range of job titles including formal innovation titles, KM, IT, client value and development, COOs,...

HBR Consulting: How Can Firms Punch Above Their Weight?

Resource - 28/01/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance, Finance

It is an increasingly competitive market for law firms. Law departments are bringing more work in house, continuing to consolidate the number of outside firms they use, and sending more work to alternative legal service providers. To...

Global employment company achieves significant savings by restructuring vendor engagements with HBR Consulting

Case Study - 28/01/2020 : Law firm consulting, Law firm managed services, Law firm operations, law firm technology, Legal consulting, Finance, Finance

A recruitment and career management company that operates globally engaged HBR Consulting (HBR) to increase efficiencies and cut costs in its rapidly-changing environment.

Challenge

A global...