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.
Whether you opt to implement a new eDiscovery platform, contract management software (CMS), an e-billing solution, or something else, one aspect lies at the foundation of every smart legal technology strategy: cloud computing.
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.
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?
Because in-house counsel are trusted advisors, key decision-makers, and know their CEOs and chairpersons best, they are particularly positioned to advocate for board diversity in their companies. But once you have a seat at the table, what do you say? These 14 compelling arguments can be used to convince your company to pursue board diversity.
The practice of law is changing rapidly. Lawyers are going in-house faster, in-house legal departments are impacting the business more than ever, and lawyers are constantly adapting to shifts in the way companies conduct business. Here are the five trends we believe are going to disrupt the practice of law, and what we can do to embrace them.
As with any other part of the company, technology is only going to become a bigger and more substantial part of an in-house counsel’s job. In this article is a brief overview of what legal operations is, how it’s useful, and the types of technologies we rely on all of the time.
Mindfulness has a positive impact on all arenas of human functioning. While most of the research has focused on the positive impact of mindfulness on the individual, a growing body of work in the management area also suggests that mindfulness is linked to better workplace functioning.
Right now, we’re applying AI to content on immigration and international travel, which is hosted on our enterprise legal portal. The goal is to provide an efficient and intuitive ‘finding’ experience for employees who need guidance on job-related legal questions, and to continually learn more about what they are trying to find so we can surface that content. Contracts and e-discovery are probably the next logical areas to explore.
Taking on the role of a teacher, lecturer, or adjunct professor is a great opportunity to shape the next generation of lawyers, businesspeople, and other professionals. With so many different possibilities for stepping up your classroom game, it may be difficult to know where to start. We’ve narrowed the field down to eight advanced teaching tactics for lawyers to consider.
Over the course of Orta’s successful career as a business/law chameleon, he has gathered the following tips for anyone seeking to bridge the industry divide — both lawyers seeking to break into business, and business professionals seeking to break into law.
Olga Mack and Troy Foster, a partner in the emerging growth practice group at Perkins Coie, recently taught Financial Statement Analysis for Lawyers at the University of Berkeley School of Law. Their teaching experience was tremendously rewarding and a source of both personal and professional growth. They share several factors that practicing attorneys should consider before embarking on this journey.
Linda Graebner spent many years as a CEO leading consumer product companies, and has held numerous other leadership positions in the business world. But she is currently thriving in a new role: the boardroom. She recently took the time to share some of the details of her board experiences and the insights she has gained along the way, important lessons for lawyers and non-lawyers alike.