Playing catch up
In-house legal departments have always lagged behind their private practice counterparts in technology terms. But, writes Roy Russell, corporate counsel are beginning to demand big improvements
It never ceases to amaze me just how few in-house legal departments have any specific software tools to assist in the day-to-day activity of managing their legal matters. The most common answer from general counsel as to why this is still the case is usually “we haven’t seen a need for them”. In the current economic climate this is akin to the captain of the Titanic stating that his ship was “unsinkable”.
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