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Digital Journey for Legal Services

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General Counsel and law departments are in the business of providing legal services, and they are under relentless pressure to respond to the challenges of delivering the highest quality services as quickly, efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. These imperatives are now more compelling than ever.

If this were not enough, General Counsel and their staff are expected to walk and chew gum; ; they must respond to the challenges whilst simultaneously:……

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Remaking Law Firms

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Contributor to “Remaking Law Firms” by George Beaton and Imme Kaschner (2016), published by the American Bar Association.

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6 things modern GCs really want from their law firms

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The role of the modern General Counsel is broader and, arguably, more challenging than ever before. The GC is the principal legal advisor to the client company, frequently chief compliance and risk officer, leader of the legal department and function, executive team member and general commercial advisor, as well as coach, mentor and counsellor.

Today’s GCs, regardless of the size of the law department, are constantly looking for ways to improve department performance, deliver even better legal services, find cost efficiencies and liberate staff time to spend on strategic, value-add or personal growth and development projects……

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Law Department Leading Practices in Contract Management

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Steven Walker, Vice President & South Pacific Counsel for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, South Pacific

1. Smart Solutions for Contracting

HPE’s Office of the General Counsel (OGC) identifies technology and innovation as a cornerstone of its strategy, and invests in sophisticated solutions to support and enable how it delivers services for the contracting process lifecycle for HPE’s direct-to-customer products and services business. Steven Walker, Vice President and South Pacific Counsel for HPE in Australia and New Zealand, explains that the difference between how the OGC delivers these core services a few years ago and today is “night and day”……..

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