Nimble Trends 12 March 2018

Here are the current trends in legal news: 

1. How law firms can survive the next downturn;

2. 5 Business Development insights from Chief Marketing Officers;

3. A guide to e-discovery software;

4. Blockchain;

5. Why law firms are failing older lawyers; and


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Misconceptions of In-House Lawyers

In the last 15 years for in-house counsel, "the days have gotten longer, the sophistication of the work has increased," according to Jason Sussman, General Counsel at Lubrizol.  Sussman, along with Sunny Nixon, Senior Corporate Counsel, Unity Project, and Edward Blakemore, Assistant General Counsel, Rockwell Automation, were our 3 amazing panelists at the March 1, 2018 Nimble Forum: Building the Modern General Counsel.  The conversation at the Forum was so insightful and covered many areas including, what being an in-house lawyer is really like.  Sussman added, "[We are] looking for partner quality work/work-ethic [in an in-house environment]. I f applicant wants to reset their work-life balance,  they need to re-calibrate [their expectations of an in-house position]."

Here are some other key insights from our panelists:

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5 Reasons Why Law Firms are Innovating with Strategic Partnerships

Last week brought additional news of another law firm forming a strategic partnership with an alternative legal service provider.  This time it was Hogan Lovells, announcing a strategic partnership with an alternative service provider for access to a cadre of flexible lawyers.  This is the second strategic partnership that Hogan Lovells has entered into with an alternative legal service provider.  DLA Piper, Allen & Overy, and White & Case have also entered into strategic partnerships with alternative legal service providers.  

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Take the 2018 Nimble Legal Market Outlook Survey Now!

You are invited to take the 2018 Nimble Legal Market Outlook survey.  Please click here to take the survey now!

This year’s survey will take less than 8 minutes to complete.

We conducted our initial survey last year and it yielded some important key takeaways for law departments such as:

  • Law firms were much more optimistic than law departments about the demand for legal services in 2017.

  • Law Departments had these three topics as their top priorities in 2017:

    • Ethics/Compliance

    • Reduction of Legal Spend

    • Data Privacy and Security

To get the results of the 2017 Nimble Legal Market Outlook Survey click here

Please take this year’s survey and offer your insights into the 2018 Legal Market!









Nimble Trends - 30 January 2018

Here's what's trending in the legal industry: (1) General Counsel find that smaller law firms provide better service and are more innovative, (2) the traits and skills necessary for future lawyers, (3) a Gender Bias suit filed against a BigLaw firm, (4) the General Counsel is supposed to be a role model and moral leader, and (5) Legal Operations Chiefs are working with inadequate Legal Technology.  And More!

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