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Part 1: The Trends Driving Increased Utilization of Secondees by Corporate Law Departments

There has been significant and rapid change over the last 25 years in the way corporations procure legal services. Instead of having an institutional relationship with one law firm, clients are disaggregating legal engagements across a number of firms. In this first installment of a two-part series on secondments, we will be exploring trends affecting the ways corporate legal departments are leveraging secondees, and how alternative legal services providers like Lumen Legal are facilitating their utilization.


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Career InsightsDavid Galbenski
Document Review Best Practices: Review and Refine Processes for Better Results

High quality document review is driven by people, process, and technology. The right combination helps increase the effectiveness of the review and lower the cost of litigation. The people, process, and technology deployed on a project is critical, but the work done after a project is complete is equally important. Indeed, a full document review debrief following each project is what allows for the refinement and optimization of document review best practices so that efficiency and effectiveness can continue to improve.

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The Future for ALSPs and Law Firms is Collaborative not Competitive: Read Dave Galbenski’s Article for The American Lawyer

A glance at the headlines over the last few years would lead one to believe that an all-or-nothing battle is playing out between traditional law firms and alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) across the country and around the world. Although ALSPs may be disrupting the legal industry, they’re doing so in a way that helps traditional law firms.

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Management Information is the Key to Improving the Velocity and Value of Commercial Contract Review

In this fourth and final article in our series on commercial contract review and outsourcing we cover the importance of “management information” in contract review. When a company has access to the information it needs to assess and analyze its commercial contracts, and the means by which they move through legal review, it has the opportunity to better manage the entire process—creating more efficiencies and maximizing value for shareholders in the process.


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Why Companies Need a “Playbook” to Outsource Commercial Contract Legal Review to an ALSP

In this third installment in our series on optimizing the review of commercial contracts, we address the issue of legal review of commercial contracts. At the core of legal review is ensuring that the right person with the right training is allocated contracts within the sweet spot of his or her expertise. From there, it’s all about having effective processes in place to move contracts through the system.


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Law School Applicants On The Rise?

While we’ve seen law schools close, merge or suspend enrollment over the last few years, it’s not uncommon for many to assume that a legal degree has somewhat lost its luster.  However, it seems we may be mistaken.  The legal industry recently felt a glimmer of hope fueled by applicant data and new testing options.

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When A Picture Speaks A Thousand Words

If you are staring at a text message trying to decipher what the crazy looking emoji means but find yourself failing miserably, you’re not alone.  The legal industry is right there with you for the time being.  Attorneys have a challenging task when it comes to the interpretation of data, given the explosion of texting and social media.  Add emojis and emoticons to that equation and many attorneys find themselves navigating unchartered waters.

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