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Out of the tunnel and into the light: Emerging from a compliance failure

By Z Scott, Laura Shores, Saul P. Morgenstern  |  May 26, 2015

There is scant reason to think that a company and its employees will automatically learn from past mistakes. An overhaul of its business and compliance processes may be required, and attention to the culture is a must.

Getting the most out of working with your economic expert

By Devon Zastrow Newman  |  May 22, 2015

I recommend best practices for engaging and working with expert witnesses. In-house counsel can use this information to ensure their trial counsel obtains the maximum benefit of an expert for the case.

Upsetting the status quo: How disruptive innovation affects in-house discovery technology

By Jim Norman, Hamish Cohen  |  May 18, 2015

As a purchaser of legal services, you now have defensible, usable, lower-cost ESI-related alternatives in litigation, investigation and even in other (such as merger and acquisition) contexts.

Survey Results

Above and Beyond

An Expanded Job Description Has Many Law Department Operations Managers Providing Input, Expertise Organization-Wide, Latest Survey Finds

Based in Legal, with Enterprise-Wide Influence

View the Full 2012 Law Department Operations Survey Report Online

Playing the Hand They're Dealt

Lean Times are Testing Law Department Operations Managers, Forcing Them into Tough Trade-Offs and Out-of-the-Box Strategies, Latest Survey Findings Show

Business Pressures Put the Onus on Operations

View the Full 2011 Law Department Operations Survey Report Online | Photos from the 2011 LDO Roundtable

Managing the Litigation Hold Process

By creating a “duty to preserve” electronically stored information (ESI) in the discovery phase of a legal matter, the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) forced us to rethink how document retention policies are applied to electronic files.

When the Only Constant Is Change

Law Department Operations Directors Rise to the Challenge

Demonstrating Value in a Challenging Environment

View the Full 2010 Law Department Operations Survey Report Online

Amid the Crises, a Chance to Shine

Legal Department Operations Managers Find Their Skills More Critical than Ever

Law Department Managers

Thinking Strategically, Acting Programmatically

A Position and a Survey 20 Years in the Making

Operations Directors Earn the Right to Sit at the Table

Coming of Age

The Changing Role of the Law Department Operations Director

About the LDO

Providing a Place for Law Department Operations

The Law Department Operations Survey was first created to give legal departments a consistent platform to benchmark themselves and shed light on the emerging profession of law department management.

Gauging the impact, trends and priorities of 21st century law department operations is the purpose of The Law Department Operations Survey and this online portal. Now in its sixth year, this unique survey focuses solely on the operations function and seeks to provide benchmarks that are useful to the largest law departments.

Created and supervised by InsideCounsel and Blickstein Group, in consultation with an advisory board from Fortune 300 companies and headed by David Cambria, Senior Director, Enterprise Information Management, CDW, Huron Legal has contributed as the name sponsor since the inaugural survey.

For more information on the full survey or to purchase the full results package, please contact Brad Blickstein at brad@blicksteingroup.com.

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