Panelists at the Association of Corporate Counsel's annual meeting reviewed a myriad of steps in-house departments can take to get more value from law firms, including setting guidelines for when to use outside firms; developing uniform invoice review guidelines; using templates for recurring legal matters; and using early case assessment to figure out whether to settle. Joseph West, associate GC at Wal-Mart, said the company plans to add flextime policies to its current list of criteria for evaluating outside firms.
Flextime Among the New Criteria for Clients' Evaluation of Law Firms
The National Law Journal
October 27, 2009