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Agile for legal: Becoming a lean legal operations machine

Posted 04/28/20 1:36 PM by Legility

We’ve all heard the phrase, “work smarter, not harder”. In theory, teams should always be looking for opportunities to streamline efficiencies and improve processes, but implementing those efforts is a task on its own. Over the last decade, agile methodologies have been making an impact on the way many corporations run their day-to-day operations, and now, the legal industry is taking notice and making changes to streamline legal operations.

Law Practice Today describes Agile methodology like this: “at its core, it is a philosophy—one that emphasizes collaboration among customers and team members, a focus on solving customer problems over simply fulfilling requests, and responsiveness to change.”

 

Thriving in the Face of Uncertainty: Mindfulness for Lawyers

Posted 04/7/20 6:00 AM by Lee Holcomb

The coronavirus pandemic has created rapid changes and uncertainty throughout business and legal environments across the entire world.

Everyone is currently facing an unprecedented situation and finding a “new normal” across multiple areas of their lives while wondering when or how things will go back to normal. It’s hard for us to grasp that life goes in spite of this global pandemic.

While our work, home, personal lives, and economy are constantly changing, one thing that is certain is that all of us are under more stress. With so much uncertainty in our future, it’s more important than ever to find ways to stay positive, resilient, and creative each day.

 

eDisclosure project management: Going from good to great

Posted 03/31/20 3:01 PM by Sarah Brown

What makes a good legal project manager? You take it for granted that they are knowledgeable, but they must also have good communication skills, be flexible, approachable and personable.

 

The ability to be consultative, to build a strong working relationship with clients, and to truly care about the person on the other end of the phone is what makes the difference between a "good" project manager, and a "great" project manager.

 

How Flexible Lawyers Can Help Law Departments Navigate Coronavirus

Posted 03/25/20 10:00 AM by Patty Wise

 

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has created an unprecedented level of uncertainty across the globe. With every industry disrupted, law is no exception — and general counsel are being forced to act quickly in uncharted waters. Flexible legal talent can help.

 

"Our department is dealing with the COVID crisis on top of several lawyers already being out of the office for extended periods,” says the Director of Legal Operations for a large organization. “Having access to flexible legal talent through Legility has allowed us to quickly tap resources to augment our lawyers and provide seamless customer service."

 

Contracts and the Coronavirus Crisis: Force Majeure Provisions

Posted 03/23/20 2:05 PM by Legility

As we navigate the unchartered waters that COVID-19 presents, new business and legal challenges emerge. This is especially true in the case in the world of contracts. It is no longer “business as usual” with all of the delays, cancellations, remote working arrangements, and in preparing contingencies regarding the health of leaders and employees.

 

This is when a thorough understanding of force majeure clauses becomes business-critical.

 

A Safer eDisclosure Data Collection Practice During Coronavirus

Posted 03/19/20 11:00 AM by Michael Ciaramitaro

In recent years litigants have increasingly turned to Remote Assisted Collection Kits (RACK) and similar technologies to avoid the significant cost –– in money, time, and manpower –– that typically accompanies the forensics and collection phase of electronic discovery.

 

As the COVID-19 crisis has prompted travel restrictions, workplace closures and a plea from governments and health authorities for employees to work from home whenever possible, the case for remote collection tools has never been stronger. Even if on-site collection remains possible in some circumstances, it may involve putting employees at risk of exposure to the virus.

 

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