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Demonstrating Value in In-House Legal Teams

ISBN13: 9781783581412
Published: July 2014
Publisher: Ark Group
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (84 pages)
Price: £195.00

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Expectations on in-house legal teams and general counsel have changed...

The legal team is now evaluated like every other part of an organization and the head of any in-house legal team is held accountable for costs and effective management.

Every in-house lawyer is now expected to add value to their organization beyond the supply of cost-effective, quality legal services.

Managing Partners crucial new report Demonstrating Value in In-House Legal Teams examines the challenges (and benefits) for lawyers to successfully demonstrate value, and the methods by with it can be achieved.

It covers key topics including:

  • How a legal team can be measured based on their value creation
  • Using client surveys as measurement of in-house lawyers value
  • The importance of using metrics to demonstrate and prove value
  • The evolving role of the general counsel and their contribution to organizational strategy and innovation
  • How in-house legal teams effectively define, measure, and demonstrate value.
  • Unlocking value through close collaboration with outside counsel
  • The real challenges of value on the delivery of legal services
  • Structuring and aligning in-house teams to deliver greater value
  • The importance of the general counsel’s relationship with the CEO
  • Demonstrating value by getting the client involved in the legal process
Case studies, in-depth insight, and practical working guidance...

Demonstrating Value in In-House Legal Teams is packed with case studies, in-depth insight, and practical working guidance from a wide range of international experts from corporate legal departments, law firms and academic institutions including the likes of:

    + Ian Jones, Lawyer and Legal Services Management Consultant, IanJonesLaw + Frederick J. Krebs, Senior Fellow, Georgetown University Law School’s Center for the Study of the Legal Profession
  • Kenneth A. Grady, Chief Executive Officer, SeyfarthLean Consulting LLC
  • Dr Andrew Chester, Chief Executive, Iken Business Ltd
  • Danny Ertel, Partner, Vantage Partners
  • Greg Bott, Head of the Client Development Centre, Addleshaw Goddard
  • Lyn Boxall, Lawyer, and Legal Consultant, Khardung Consulting Pte Ltd
  • Andre Cyr, Vice President, TELUS Legal Services
  • Peter Talosig, Senior Counsel, NCI Building Systems, Inc
Demonstrating Value in In-House Legal Teams provides in-house lawyers with the tools and best practices needed to demonstrate the value and input they bring to their organization.

Legal Practice Management
Chapter 1: Demonstrating value creation by in-house legal teams
Chapter 2: Ten rules for proving your value
Chapter 3: The twenty-first century lawyer as analytic strategist and innovator
Chapter 4: Demonstrating value through effective measurement
Chapter 5: Unlocking value through close collaboration with outside counsel
Chapter 6: The value challenge: How in-house legal teams create, deliver, and report value
Chapter 7: TELUS Legal Services interview: Demonstrating the value of the in-house legal department
Chapter 8: The role of the general counsel/CEO relationship in demonstrating in-house legal department value
Chapter 9: Two are better than one: Demonstrating value by getting the client involved