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Category: Legal Operations

Selling the Cost of Legal Operations

You are sold! A true believer in the benefits that implementing a complete legal operations management solution like ALOE will achieve. One little problem – your company is so cheap that they don’t even provide pens or other basic office supplies. How are you going to sell the cost of implementing new software and the […]

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Does One Size Fit All?

It seems like the very minute I got my first general counsel title, I started getting pitches for “great solutions” that will make my professional life so much easier. Starting with a lot of e-discovery companies who really got the whole legal tech world going, there’s been a never-ending stream of salespeople pitching me a […]

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Contract Lifecycle Management for In-house: How Cats Can Fix Your Law Department

For everything, there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away. Put another way, […]

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Legal Project Management – A Method For Saving Your Sanity

It’s late Friday afternoon, you’re watching a stream of colleagues leave the building for a team-building happy hour activity, and there you sit, with a thousand unfinished items on your to-do list that were supposed to be done by close of business. You’re used to this, of course, because you work in legal and legal […]

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Legal Operations is not an accident

Legal Operations is not an accident. For at least the last decade, in house legal teams have been told to bring more work in-house while their overall budgets have been cut. The ‘do more with less’ mantra has become so ingrained in our minds that it’s now taken for granted that we annually examine our […]

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In-house: How to Measure Success

One of the great things about being in-house is that we don’t have billable hours but then how do you measure success. Not tracking our time in 6-minute increments means we can spread our focus to things that don’t always have a direct connection to the bottom line. However, we can also be seen as […]

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Problem Solving: Know Your Big Picture

I learned early on in my career that before solving any problem, you have to know your big picture. Sometimes that means simply sitting down and making a list. In December of 2001, a few weeks before I became the first lawyer at a tiny Internet start-up called GoDaddy.com, I got a call from the […]

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Excel Alternatives for Project Management

Upgrade your legal operations with ALOE (Automated Legal Operations Environment), a project management solution designed by in-house counsel for in-house counsel. Use ALOE and stop emailing Excel spreadsheets and take control of your projects and workflows. Fundamentals of Practical Project Management To manage the tasks of others, you need a tool that is designed for […]

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Best Practices Evaluating and Selecting Legal Tech

What are the best practices for evaluating legal tech? Post-CLOC conference and pre-ACC Legal Ops conference, legal tech has been making a lot of headlines. Both for the increase in options. In addition, for the overwhelming complexity in trying to figure out which solution is best for your internal team. We’ve felt that pain for […]

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