Here's what's trending in the legal industry: (1) artificial intelligence, (2) business development skills, (3) chief innovation counsel, (4) outside counsel guidelines, and much more!
The Essential Associate, helps young lawyers not just survive, but thrive in today’s competitive law firm environment. It is a step-by-step guide for mastering both the practice and business of law, and includes the insights of dozens of successful lawyer, general counsel at Fortune 500 companies, and leading consultants to the legal industry.
Here’s what’s trending in the legal industry: (1) law firms are the targets of China hacking, (2) Barclays launches a legal tech incubator, (3) Should law firms shorten the path to partnership, (4) some law firms are ditching annual reviews, and much more.
At Nimble, we use a contract management system to create, negotiate, execute, and manage contracts for our clients (and ourselves!). We offer this as part of our Contract Review Managed Service. Automation and data are two of the great benefits provided by a contract management system.
Impediments to Execution
When I was a General Counsel, our internal clients dreaded how long it took for contracts to be reviewed, negotiated, and signed. There are many impediments to getting a contract signed including:
Here's what's trending in the legal industry:
- Is 2018 the year of the mega law firm merger?
- Recently announced law firm mergers.
- GDPR advice and guidance from the European Union.
- Advice for interviewing in-house.
- A recent study says that law departments want to add more lawyers but will they get the budget to do so?
- And, much more.
An successful in-house lawyer does more than just legal work. They stretch themselves outside their comfort zones. Nimble recently hosted a forum on "Building the Modern General Counsel" with panelists Jason Sussman, General Counsel for The Lubrizol Company, Ed Blakemore, Assistant General Counsel for Rockwell Automation and Sunny Nixon, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Counsel at The Unify Project. They were facilitated by Nimble's own Jeff Barlow.
For lawyers, taking their career path in-house is a big decision. Hear how to ace the interview from Jason Sussman, General Counsel for The Lubrizol Company, Ed Blakemore, Assistant General for Rockwell Automation and Sunny Nixon, Chief Administrative Officer and Senior Counsel at The Unify Project.