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  Westlaw - Practitioner Insights 2015

Holiday Friday to you - I hope you have a safe and restful Memorial Day break. Here's a bit of The LAD before the fun begins!

The LAD is your 360 view of the legal services industry. The LAD is your complete source for articles, jobs, and blogs. The LAD - it's all about the BUSINESS of LAW.

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The ILTA LegalSecSummit - June 8-9,2015 in Baltimore. All about legal security.

LSSO RainDance Conference - Chicago. June 10 & 11, 2015.

General Counsel Conference - June 3-4, 2015 in New York City.

Practice Innovation (P3) Conference, June 9-10, 2015 Chicago.

ILTA Conference - August 31st to Septebmer 3rd, 2015, Las Vegas.

ARMA (Association of Records Managers and Administrators) Conference - October 5-7, 2015 at the Washington D.C. Gaylord.


The Value Champions

Talk about bending the cost curve by doing more with less! Thanks to the ACC for their work in recognizing 12 'Value Champions' - law departments that have made significant strides in increasing 'value'. Here is the central theme among the top-12...

... 'Most of this year's honorees, which include organizations located in Australia and Canada, focused on implementing multi-faceted platforms that hinged on legal operations techniques. In many cases, departments benefitted (sic) from designated legal operations teams while in others, the department 'crowd sourced' initiatives from lawyers, paralegals and other staff.

As a law firm providing services to law departments, understanding how law departments are bending the cost curve will yield valuable insights into your own operational strategies.

The results for each of the value leaders is impressive:
- 3M - cut document review costs by 70% in 2014
- AIG - created a global legal operations center delivering savings of $200 million in 2014.
- FedEx Ground - lowered general litigation costs by 32% and cut discovery costs by 62%
- SSM Health - created an in-house law department, cutting legal expenses by 65%, reduced contract review times by 6 days, and increased contract completions by 127%
... and there is more...

The article includes a synopsis of the results of each of the 12 champions, with a link to a more detailed discussion. Great Memorial Day reading to understand trends, strategies, and tactics being adopted by your prospects and clients - the Generals Counsel who are busy bending the cost curve.

Read about the Value Champions


Going Paperless

Want to bend the cost curve by doing more with less? Go paperless! Like email, its a question of when, not if (so don't be one of those law firms that was printing emails for partners as recently as 2008).

Thanks to Tim Baran for an interview with Andrew Kucera, about Mr. Kucera's move to a paperless office. Why do it?

... ' I observed well compensated personnel spending a lot of time filing documents and moving paper around. For instance: receiving pleading documents, two-hole punching them, putting them in the file, updating the pleading index in Microsoft Word, and printing out a new pleading index.'

The savings from an investment in less paper can be remarkable, and from a competitive point of view - you don't want to be on the wrong end of the cost curve with your clients and prospects. Read the inteview with Andrew Kucera.


C2 Groups

You cannot manage what you don't measure. C2 Groups are comprised of businesses who share detailed apples-to-apples financial information on a confidential basis, and collaborate on closed list-servs to solve a range of business problems.

Want to know more? E-mail me.


Must Read Articles


Marketing Primer - Content Marketing vs. Traditional Marketing.


Technology to bend the cost curve - WordRake, legal editing software for lawyers.


The Legal Audit

In this sponsored post, CosmoLex offers advice on advice on surviving a legal audit.


UI Weekly claims - a bump up but the trend is still down.


Nunber of NEW ACC job postings today: 22

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Top News

  1. Deadlines for Global Legal Awards, Litigation Departments of the Year Submissions, The AM Law Daily, May 22, 2015
  2. ACC Recognizes 12 Value Champions, ACC News, May 22, 2015
  3. How to Survive the Legal Audit Minefield, American Bar Association: Law Technology Today, May 21, 2015
  4. Am Law 100 Firms Looking Out for Military Employees, The AM Law Daily, May 21, 2015
  5. Sen. Boxer to UCI Law Grads: Lift Up the Lives of Others, Bloomberg BNA: The Legal Market, May 21, 2015
  6. Survey says: Aspiring GCs must develop skills, experience, Inside Counsel, May 21, 2015

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Association of Legal Administrators

  1. ALA Announces Rebrand Update at 2015 Annual Conference & Expo, ALA: News, May 21, 2015

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Federal News and Regulations

  1. 18 workers endangered by deadly levels of carbon monoxide gas, OSHA News Releases, May 21, 2015
  2. Resources for Veterans, U.S. Department of Labor Newsletter, May 21, 2015
  3. Weekly UI Claims, U.S. Department of Labor Newsletter, May 21, 2015



Litigation Support / Practice Management

  1. Market Overview: Information Archiving, Q2, CommVault Systems: Press Releases, May 21, 2015
  2. Advanced Discovery Expands Litigation Support Product Offerings with eDepoze, Advanced Discovery Blog, May 21, 2015
  3. Record-breaking Attendance at CEIC® 2015 Cybersecurity Event in Las Vegas, Guidance Software, May 21, 2015
Document Management / Knowledge Management

  1. Content Marketing Vs. Traditional Marketing, Ross Ipsa Loquitur, May 21, 2015
  2. The State of the Legal Cloud, The Net Docs Blog, May 21, 2015
Other Technology

  1. Kroll Ontrack differentiates Relativity offering with assisted-redaction functionality, Legal IT Professionals, May 21, 2015
  2. Latest Apps: Prosperoware Zone Mail now available for Android, Legal IT Insider, May 21, 2015
  3. Smarsh Launches New Personal Archive Solution for Email, smarsh, May 21, 2015
  4. Bloomberg BNA Hosting Complimentary Webinar May 27 on Managing Electronically Stored Information, BNA, May 21, 2015
  5. All Covered Bolsters Help Desk Capabilities with New Acquisition, LAN Associates, May 21, 2015



Legal Administration

  1. That 69-Degree Temp At Workplaces Such As Steve Cohen's - Issue For OSHA?, Law and More, May 22, 2015
  2. Morning Wrap: Akin Gump’s Clinton Cash | Sheppard Mullin’s New Orleans Job, Blog of Legal Times, May 21, 2015
  3. Deadlines for Global Legal Awards, Litigation Departments of the Year Submissions, The AM Law Daily, May 22, 2015
  4. NYU Symposium: Tax And Corporate Social Responsibility, TaxProf Blog, May 21, 2015
  5. Am Law 100 Firms Looking Out for Military Employees, The AM Law Daily, May 21, 2015
  6. Deal Watch: Four Am Law 100 Firms Prescribed Work on CVS-Omnicare Merger, The AM Law Daily, May 21, 2015
  7. A Long Road Back to Cravath, The AM Law Daily, May 21, 2015
  8. In-Debt JDs, et al. - Good News, Your Loans Are 2016 Campaign Meme, Law and More, May 21, 2015
  9. Those Social Media Pros For Law Firms - Like Doc Reviewers, Technology Could Eliminate Their Jobs, Law and More, May 21, 2015
  10. Making Better Choices, Above and Beyond KM, May 21, 2015
  11. Sen. Boxer to UCI Law Grads: Lift Up the Lives of Others, Bloomberg BNA: The Legal Market, May 21, 2015
  12. GW Law Speaker: Embrace the Struggle, Law Grads, Bloomberg BNA: The Legal Market, May 21, 2015
  13. Bloomberg BNA Launches Product Aimed at Simplifying Corporate Transactions, Bloomberg BNA: Technologist, May 21, 2015
  14. Reed Smith Expands into Frankfurt, Bloomberg BNA: The Legal Market, May 21, 2015
  15. Sound Bites From a Legal Marketing and BD Conference, Bloomberg BNA: Law Firm Marketing, May 21, 2015
  16. Refine Your Writing with WordRake, Thoughtful Law, May 21, 2015
  17. New poll reveals continued risk in Googling job applicants, Ohio Employer's Law Blog, May 21, 2015
  18. The Secret To Conquering The LSAT Could Be Just To Skip It,, May 21, 2015
  19. You Have a Meeting and Your Car Won’t Start. Now What?,, May 21, 2015
  20. How One Law Firm Went Paperless: An Interview with Andrew Kucera, Legal Productivity, May 21, 2015



ALA Job Posts

  1. OFFICE MANAGER - Ohio  - Cincinnati, May 21, 2015
  2. ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - Pennsylvania  - Philadelphia, May 21, 2015
  3. DIRECTOR OF FINANCE - Pennsylvania  - Philadelphia, May 21, 2015



American Bar Association

  1. How to Survive the Legal Audit Minefield, American Bar Association: Law Technology Today, May 21, 2015
  2. Only the Shadow IT Knows, American Bar Association: Law Technology Today, May 21, 2015

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