So you've completed your reductions in force, negotiated new rates with outside counsel and justified your resulting budget to finance's satisfaction. Your quarterly internal client surveys are in and it's official: Your team's doing a great job. You've been inspired by InsideCounsel's profiles of 10 lawyers who do so much with so little (see "Small Successes," August 2009), and you're analyzing which innovative approaches you could adopt from the IC-10 as well (see "Game Changers," September 2009).
Then it's back to business as normal, correct? Probably not.