Morrison on Metrics: The mathematics of permutations

Software choices are just one example of how combinatorial math can affect legal teams

The more ideas and possible mixes and matches a law department manager has available to choose from, the more permutations there are. Obvious, yes, but what are the mathematics?

Let's consider an example from software. According to the General Counsel Metrics Insights report on matter management software, there are at least 15 different packages that five or more U.S. law departments have licensed. Let’s assume any of them would be a potential choice for a given department. On the contract management software front, there are at least 15 software packages that the same law department can license. (There are more than this of both kinds of software, but the point being made still holds.).

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Rees Morrison

Rees Morrison, Esq. is the founder of General Counsel Metrics, LLC. Based in Princeton, NJ, Rees has for the past 25 years consulted solely to...

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