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Read This Before Your Law Firm Implements Teams

Reggie Pool | November 02, 2020
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Four Human Capital Benefits of a Law Firm IT Managed Services Model

Steve Ashbacher | October 13, 2020
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Identify, Mitigate, Monitor: How Law Firm IT Leaders Can Navigate an Economic Downturn

David Cram | September 28, 2020
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Ghost Stories Around the Campfire: The Ghost of Print (Summer Camp for Law Firm Librarians #3)

Lauren Odom | August 26, 2020

The summer is beginning to wind down and our Law Firm Librarian Summer Camp series is coming to a close. What better way to end the summer than with one of camp's great traditions? Grab your snacks and your sweater, because it’s time to gather around the virtual campfire for a ghost story. This one is called “The Ghost of Print.”

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Leveraging Benchmark Data in the Evolving New Normal

Jaime Woltjen | August 25, 2020

During these unprecedent times, in-house legal teams are facing increasing pressure to be agile, nimble and responsive to the changing market dynamics. Whether the company is experiencing a hard hit to the bottom line or a sudden boom in demand, it is inevitable that nearly all law departments will be challenged to defend budget and staffing plans or do more with less to keep up with the evolving new normal.

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Three Strategies for Law Firms Making the Transition To a Centralized Procurement Model

Lee Garbowitz | August 17, 2020

The centralization of the procurement function within an organization, in which the purchase of goods and services is managed by a single department for all branches of the business, emerged in recent decades as a key operational strategy for increasing efficiency and reducing costs. This model makes it much easier for an organization to maintain policies and procedures that enable smarter buying across the company.

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Lanyard Making: Highlights from PLLIP’s Virtual Summit and AALL’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting  (Summer Camp for Law Firm Librarians #2)

Joanne Kiley | August 06, 2020

One of my favorite summer camp activities used to be making a lanyard – weaving together colored cording to create an accessory I could proudly display. Here, I attempt to weave together some of the cords from PLLIP’s recent Virtual Summit – Transformation 2020 and AALL’s 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting.

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Mobility: Evolving Culture While Working Remotely

Diana Tullio | July 23, 2020

It has only been a few months since the thought of working anywhere was a fantasy reserved mostly for freelancers. We have all seen those ads showing lucky people working on the beach with their laptop, no stress, and a perfect work/life balance. No one could have imagined we would be faced with a global pandemic and, ultimately, the necessity to find a way to work remotely or not work at all.

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Accelerating Change in the Legal Ecosystem: Sustaining this Moment to Differentiate

Nick Quil | July 21, 2020

Nearly four months have passed since COVID-19 changed the way we work. Legal organizations that initially focused on operationalizing their remote workforce and managing costs associated with temporary office closures are now facing the reality that, rather than a temporary situation, the pandemic-related changes may be deeper and have longer lasting impacts than initially contemplated. From HBR’s perspective as longstanding advisors to both law firms and law departments, this is a defining moment for the legal industry. To successfully differentiate themselves, organizations must seize and sustain the moment to pull the future forward, unlocking value and accelerating the legal industry’s evolution.

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The Macaroni Necklace: Ark’s Law Libraries 2020 (Summer Camp for Law Firm Librarians #1)

Colleen Cable | July 14, 2020

Though none of us are having the summer we expected, that doesn’t mean we stop transforming, growing and innovating. So, HBR decided to create a Summer Camp of learning through this blog post series, summarizing some of the industry events in which we are participating.

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