Contract negotiation can get frustrating when it drags on for months, but using standardized contract language can help shorten that timeframe and ease the mistrust between lawyers trying to write a contract from scratch.
Social media is now one of the main — and still mainly free — tools CEOs use to communicate directly with the public and investors (especially during pandemic lockdowns). It’s the modern way to build a positive brand image, earn trust, and lead through uncertainty. As corporate counsel, your role is to de-risk your CEO’s social media adventures, not stop them. Here’s how.
The answer was, and still is, to insist that outside counsel also embrace digitization. Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) software digitizes contract processes end-to-end, allowing lawyers to create, negotiate, and manage contracts and related documents entirely online.
If you’re like the 82 percent of corporate counsel who recently identified “the greater use of technology to improve productivity” as the most significant change ahead, you’re probably evaluating your software options now or will be soon.
During a crisis, corporate counsel deal with many unknowns that make answering a question like this a tricky business. We often need to make decisions long before all the facts are revealed. There are no rulebooks; no straight lines that lead to all the right answers. We can, however, take advantage of technology to ensure we are better informed during a crisis and better able to assist employees and clients.
The fictional divide that separates our personal and professional lives is crumbling. We show ourselves as we truly are everywhere we go — at work, home, and play. What will it mean for the future of law when technology tears down the wall completely? Here’s how lawyers who embrace a leadership mindset will find opportunities for growth and positive change.
What makes legal technology effective today? How can you build a legal technology system that supports healthier, more mindful, and more collaborative workstyles while still enhancing your company’s competitiveness? Start by considering these five factors.
The coronavirus work from home mandates have shown us that no matter how far apart we are physically, we’re all still very much connected. Remote communication tools bring us together, but new legal leaders still need to ask the right questions, actively listen to others, and set aside any assumptions to accurately assess the lay of the land.
Whether you are at a law firm or legal department, legal tech — and specifically Contract Management Software (CMS) — helps create that alignment. This article outlines five skills that CMS enhances that will help ensure your continued job security and career growth in an ever-changing legal market.
Using contract management software (CMS) gives you a leg up in analyzing increasingly complex business environments. Like a surgeon’s scalpel or laparoscopic lens, it’s a powerful tool that enhances your overall technological competence. Here are three easy ways you can develop more creative and modern business solutions with CMS.
For the last few years, we've been hearing a lot about “artificial intelligence” or “AI.” How will it affect the practice of law? How will our jobs change? And how will these changes affect the legal departments?
While many strive to be pioneers in their fields, few can say they are breaking new ground in not just one, but two industries. Linda Selker is one of those few. Selker is poised at the intersection of emerging technology and the frontiers of law.
How can professionals break into the blockchain industry? As someone who has made many career changes, here are the five steps that have guided my various career transitions, including my most recent pivot to blockchain.
Public speaking, whether it’s in front of a small meeting or a large audience, can be intimidating. To be a great public speaker, you need to engage with an audience, command their attention, and leave them with a lasting message.