The 2023 CLOC Global Institute: From AI to the Basics

Kevin Clem | June 07, 2023

A record crowd of ~ 2,500 legal professionals from 25 countries gathered in Las Vegas this month for the 2023 Corporate Legal Operations Consortium Global Legal Institute (CGI). Most attendees observed that the general energy of this year’s conference was higher than at any similar industry event in recent memory. The conference once again focused on transformations in legal operations, training, technology, and innovation, combining favorites from previous programs with new engagement features and education formats.

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Three Ways Benchmarking Data Can Help Information Professionals Identify Opportunities and Position their Needs to Leadership

Theresa Greco | June 06, 2023

Data-driven decision making is a best practice that is increasingly becoming the norm in law firm management, and the library is no exception. Information professionals can leverage reputable benchmarking data to strategically support department decision making and position department needs to firm leadership.

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Connecting to create one: bringing together HBR Consulting, LAC Group and Wilson Allen

Late last year, we shared the news that the private equity firm Renovus Capital made a strategic investment in HBR Consulting.  In the months preceding that, Renovus Capital had made significant investments in two other specialist companies also serving the legal ecosystem – LAC Group and Wilson Allen.  

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HBR Poll of Corporate Law Department Execs Reveals Proactive Measures to Prepare for 2023

Kevin Clem | January 30, 2023

The Federal Reserve Bank’s recent aggressive actions with raising interest rates, combined with leading indicators from both the equity and fixed-income markets, suggest that the risk of a recession this year is rising. As of January, the probability of the U.S. falling to an economic recession by December 2023 is now at 47.31%, according to the Statista Research Department.

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Announcing HBR Consulting’s 2022 Benchmarking + Legal Information Services Survey (BLISS) Key Takeaways

Jack Hegarty | December 06, 2022

On October 7, HBR Consulting premiered the sixth annual 2022 Benchmarking + Legal Information Services Survey (“BLISS”) results exclusively on our interactive dashboard website for the 71 participating firms. We want to extend another sincere thank you to all the firms who continue to contribute their time and provide insights by completing the survey.  Participating in the survey helps to support and inform the larger law firm library community with key benchmarking data.

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Leading Law Departments Leverage HBR's CounselCommand for Improved Data Visibility and Insights

Matt Harmon | October 18, 2022

HBR Consulting recently hosted over 30 legal operations leaders for our CounselCommand Community Update. CounselCommand is HBR’s proprietary, tech-enabled services solution that provides legal analytics to law departments looking to improve data visibility and gain better insights to make informed business decisions. CounselCommand allows law departments to gather and collectively analyze data from disparate sources to manage costs, reduce risks, and accelerate business decision making.

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5 Takeaways from the Annual Start / Stop Survey

Kris Martin | October 11, 2022

HBR Consulting recently held its second annual Legal Information + Knowledge Services (LINKS) Conference. I had the privilege, alongside industry veteran Jean O’Grady, Editor & Author of the Dewey B. Strategic Blog & Director of Research at Venable LLP, and moderator Peggy Chevel, Senior Manager at HBR Consulting, to present findings from this year’s Start / Stop survey. I have previously commented that this survey has for years provided outstanding intelligence and insight into buying patterns of law libraries, but having now reviewed the raw data, I am excited to see how it is overflowing with wonderful nuggets.

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Building LINKS: Trends, Strategies, and Best Practices from the Second Annual Legal Information and Knowledge Services Conference

Theresa Greco | October 06, 2022

HBR recently concluded the second annual Legal Information and Knowledge Services (LINKS) Conference, bringing together information and knowledge leaders, managers, and professionals from over 70 law firms.

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The Three C’s to Improve Law Firm Management of Outside Counsel Guidelines

Scott Springer | September 16, 2022

I recently had the opportunity to speak on a panel at ILTACON 2022 regarding effectively managing outside counsel guidelines. Here’s a synopsis of my thoughts following an engaging panel discussion and related audience questions.

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Considerations for Selecting a Law Firm Information Governance Tool

Terry Coan | September 13, 2022

Fundamental changes in the way that law firms operate today have transformed the nature of collaboration across firm networks and information systems.

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