There are specific, practical areas of focus that in-house counsel can take on with a reasonably good chance of success, without the need to become a techie. The current economy will increase the call to do more with less. This mandate is currently crashing into 2023 requests for fee increases from outside law firms. The maxim that you can’t manage what you don’t measure is definitely relevant when it comes to increasing clarity over outside counsel spend.
2023 Areas of Focus for Corporate Legal Departments
Director, Center for Law, Technology & Innovation Michigan State University College of Law
Dennis Kennedy is the Director of the Michigan State University Center for Law, Technology & Innovation, the author of the book, Successful Innovation Outcomes in Law, and the founder of the Law Department Innovation Library. He writes and speaks frequently on legal innovation and technology topics. He has co-hosted The Kennedy-Mighell Report podcast on legal technology with Tom Mighell since 2006.