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3M Lawyer on Cutting More Than 250 Law Firms

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3M Co. launched its effort convergence in 2013, when it cut the about 300 of its U.S. outside firms to about 35 to 36 firms, reports Bloomberg Law.

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Complete the 2017 Law Department Benchmarking Survey

Complete the 2017 Law Department Benchmarking Survey

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Consilio is conducting an online survey is designed to provide law department leaders insight into comprehensive benchmarking data, legal operations and discovery best practices, and trend reporting.

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The Artificial Intelligence Revolution and Its Impact on In-House Lawyers

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In-house lawyers who embrace AI will become more valuable to the next generation of CEOs and CFOsm according to an Above the Law post.

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Download: “Seeing Opportunity in Reputation Risk”

Download: “Seeing Opportunity in Reputation Risk”

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The National Association of Corporate Directors’ new article, “Seeing Opportunity in Reputation Risk,” explores how effective board oversight of corporate responsibility (CR) and environmental, social, and governance (ESG) strategies, practices, risk management, and crisis preparedness can not only help manage strategic risk, but also result in enhanced reputation.

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Download: In-House Counsel’s Legaltech Buyer’s Guide

Download: In-House Counsel’s Legaltech Buyer’s Guide

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The LawGeex book includes practical advice based on dozens of interviews, real life experiences and personal recommendations from in-house lawyers and legal experts who have used technology to cut costs and reduce legal inefficiency.

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Report: Uber Fired In-House Lawyers for Seeking Advice From Outside Firms

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San Francisco Business Times is reporting that Uber fired two of its lawyers late last year after they sought advice from other law firms, a move Uber reportedly considered a fireable offense.

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Just Released: Study of Effective Legal Spend Management

Just Released: Study of Effective Legal Spend Management

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More than 20 legal spend management techniques are analyzed and compared against one another, giving readers the needed insight for effectively minimizing legal costs within their own legal departments, the company says on its website.

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The Burden Of Keeping In-House Secrets

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In a post on Above the Law, Stephen R. Williams discusses how in-house lawyers often are brought into a myriad of issues they may wish they had been left out of.

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4th Big Law Business Diversity Symposium Set for May 10

4th Big Law Business Diversity Symposium Set for May 10

Event, May 10, 8-10 a.m.
Bloomberg Big Law Business is convening leaders of corporate legal departments and law firms to address the diversity and inclusion challenge at a unique invitation-only event – the 4th Big Law Business Diversity Symposium.

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Invitation: General Counsel to Discuss Cost Control

Invitation: General Counsel to Discuss Cost Control

Event, Feb. 23, 3 p.m. CST
Bloomberg Big Law Business, in partnership with Catalyst, will convene corporate counsel to discuss the need to control rising legal costs particularly related to litigation at the complimentary event, Controlling Litigation Costs – Managing Your Legal Department for Success.

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Reduce Risk in Finance, Contract & Employment Law: ACC Mid-Year Meeting

Reduce Risk in Finance, Contract & Employment Law: ACC Mid-Year Meeting

Event, April 2-4, New York City
The Association of Corporate Counsel, the world’s largest community of in-house counsel, will stage the ACC Mid-Year Meeting in New York on April 2-4, 2017.

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On-Demand: E-Discovery Benchmark Survey Insights Revealed

On-Demand: E-Discovery Benchmark Survey Insights Revealed

On-Demand
General Counsel News and Zapproved have posted a complimentary on-demand webinar titled “Trends in Corporate E-Discovery Data Processing: Benchmark Survey Insights Revealed.”

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Report Finds Corporations Will Decrease Use of Outside Legal Counsel in 2017

Report Finds Corporations Will Decrease Use of Outside Legal Counsel in 2017

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A new report released by Liquid Litigation Management, Inc. (LLM) explores the motivations for technology adoption among U.S. law firms and corporations.

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GE Creates ‘Yelp for Lawyers’ to Assess Outside Law Firms

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The internal website allows the company’s approximately 800 in-house lawyers to search “preferred providers” of outside counsel and learn about their track record with the company, reports Bloomberg Law.

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NPR’s Nina Totenberg to Speak at Zapproved’s Corporate E-Discovery Hero Awards

Event, Jan. 30, New York
Zapproved, Inc., a developer of cloud‐based software for corporate legal departments, announced it will hold the inaugural Corporate E-Discovery Hero Awards Celebration on Jan. 30 in New York, preceding Legaltech New York 2017.

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Thomson Reuters Survey Reveals Developing Trend in Legal Departments

Thomson Reuters Survey Reveals Developing Trend in Legal Departments

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www.thomsonreuters.comA new Thomson Reuters survey reveals a developing trend in legal departments and explores a rise in hiring legal department operations professionals, changes in GC/firm partnerships, and a growing reliance on new technologies.

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Bloomberg Law Slates Big Law Business Summit – West

Bloomberg Law Slates Big Law Business Summit – West

Event, Oct. 27, 1:30-6 p.m. PDT
Big Law, chief legal officers, outside counsel, and those serving legal departments around the world are invited to discuss challenges and share ideas about the legal industry at Bloomberg Law’s Big Law Business Summit – West.

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Corporate Counsel Training Academy ‘Bootcamp’ Set for June 16-17

Event, June 16-17
The IADC will present its Corporate Counsel Training Academy June 16-17 at Georgetown Law Center in Washington, D.C. The program will provide practical training for junior in-house counsel and those who are planning a transition to a corporate legal department.

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Big Law Business Diversity & Inclusion: In-House Counsel Call to Action (Live NY Conference)

Big Law Business Diversity & Inclusion: In-House Counsel Call to Action (Live NY Conference)

Event, May 3, 2:30 p.m. EDT
Bloomberg BNA will present a live conference titled Big Law Business Diversity & Inclusion Conference: A Call to Action, focusing on chief legal counsel and their corporate senior diversity officers as well as law firm managing partners.

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Practical Tips for Using Outside Counsel Guidelines

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Outside counsel guidelines provide a great opportunity for legal departments to hone in on what processes need to be communicated to external law firms as well as helping to drive adoption of the processes, both internally and externally. Here are some practical tips for developing or fine tuning these documents.

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