Last month, nearly a thousand members of the legal ecosystem from around the world came together at the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas for the second annual Corporate Legal Operations Consortium’s (CLOC) Institute. This year’s four-day conference attracted nearly twice the number of attendees as last year’s conference, and once again featured content-rich sessions and numerous networking opportunities.
With the 2017 Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) Institute just around the corner, leaders in legal operations are gearing up to spend three days sharpening their legal swords and networking among industry thought leaders. HBR is proud to be a Platinum sponsor and I look forward to seeing many of our clients, partners and friends there.
Bobbi Basile recently participated on a distinguished webcast panel exploring how standardizing e-discovery processes supported by metrics, role clarity and technology can protect a company's brand while also reducing its legal spend. According to Exterro's 2015 Federal Judges Survey on E-Discovery Best Practices and Trends, many legal professionals need significant improvement in the area of e-discovery. Not only do many legal teams lack the knowledge to adequately advise on e-discovery issues, they open up their clients or organizations to unnecessary risks, increased legal spend and reputational harm. To prevent mistakes from being made, legal directors and inside counsel need a strategy for aligning the various stakeholders (clerks, paralegals, attorneys, service providers and law firms) and putting in place the right checks and balances to mitigate e-discovery dangers.