Lumen Legal Blog

Category: Business of Law

Dear White House: Record Retention is a Big Deal

During the George W. Bush Administration, an investigation found that senior White House Staff were using Republican National Committee (RNC)  email accounts to conduct official business.  The problem was that these emails were not preserved as required by the Presidential Records Act.  How many emails?   Approximately 22 million emails were destroyed. The Committee on Oversight and Government wants to ensure that history does not repeat itself and records are retained … Continue reading

Measuring Your Legal Department: Metrics, Metrics, Metrics

UK-based market research company Acritas recently surveyed a number of corporate legal departments at companies with at least $1 billion in revenue to better understand how metrics are used to measure success. After studying the responses from more than 1,000 legal departments, Acritas’ report indicates that 25% of legal departments still don’t use any metrics to measure success. Metrics are key data points that allow a business to review, track, … Continue reading

New E-Discovery Rules: A Modern Duel

If we are going to fight, then we’d better follow the rules and fight fair. Comparing civil litigation to that of a modern duel, Chief Justice Judge John Roberts sets high expectations for attorneys and judges alike under the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. In the 2015 Year End Report on the Federal Judiciary, Chief Justice Roberts reminds us that, above all, the judiciary must provide … Continue reading

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