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How to Avoid Ethical Complaints When Outsourcing Legal Work

Outsourcing is a common practice across industries in the current economy. Legal services, including those of representation, are no exception. The types of services outsourced also now commonly extends well beyond traditional document review projects. Lawyers choosing to outsource any part of the representation must be careful in who they select to provide the services …

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4 Tips for Legal Professionals Reaching for Work/Life Balance

The press of clients’ legal demands can make life chaotic. Attorneys, paralegals, and everyone else in the trenches understand the importance of the deadline. The trick to staying at top performance and avoiding burnout often requires a commitment to try to get some kind of work-life balance. The balance never seems to stick, but there …

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3 Considerations for Effective Delegation By Project Managers of Large eDiscovery Projects

In eDiscovery projects with large teams, it can seem impossible for a single project manager to perform all of their responsibilities from communication to training to using substantive case knowledge to perform quality control (QC). In such cases, strong project managers understand that this can only be accomplished with effective delegation of responsibility. It can …

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4 Reasons Why Transactional Attorneys Cannot Ignore Information Governance

Litigators and the IT department are not the only ones who must understand information governance and electronically stored information (ESI). Economic and technology factors have changed the way business is operated since the Great Recession. Transactional attorneys, whether in private practice or in-house, cannot provide effective representation without an understanding of the way data and …

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3 Quick Steps Project Employees Can Take To Support a Healthier Lifestyle

Motivation to keep New Year’s resolutions has started to fade for most people with the end of January. Project employees can find keeping their resolutions even more challenging because location and schedule demands can vary dramatically without notice. But, taking steps to improve your overall health can make you more productive, reduce absenteeism, and improve …

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5 Reasons Why “Contract” is Not a Dirty Word on Attorney Resumes

Changes in the legal industry over the past ten years antiquates any stigma that was once attached to the words “contract” or “project” on attorney resumes. Law firms of all sizes are merging, collapsing, and imposing hiring freezes as they work through financial concerns. Few attorneys now expect (or even want) the once coveted partnership …

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