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Will BigLaw Regret Its Hiring Spree As The Economy Softens?

See Aebra Coe’s timely Law360 article on “Will BigLaw Regret Its Hiring Spree As The Economy Softens?” Law360 (June 20 2022 9:02 PM EDT) Dan Safran, Unbiased Consulting President/CEO, said “My concern is that what we’ve done over the last two to three years is we have dramatically increased the cost of delivering legal service.” Safran …

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Unbiased Consulting to Feature at ACEDS on Wednesday July 20th

Unbiased Consulting’s own Scott Rosenberg, joins with industry veterans, Mike Quartararo, President of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS), and David Rueff, Chief Client Solutions Officer, Baker Donelson as they discuss “Deploying Project Management Principles to Enhance Efficiency and Drive Growth”. Legal project management (LPM) has become a critical tool in the legal professional’s …

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It’s Time For Mid-Law To Take Charge Of Managing Info

See Emma Cueto’s Law360 article on “It’s Time For Mid-Law To Take Charge Of Managing Info” Law360 (June 21, 2022 12:51 PM EDT) Dan Safran, Unbiased Consulting President/CEO, said ” The whole area of [information governance] is so overwhelming that firms just need to take it one step at a time. As I tell clients, ‘The …

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“What Tech-Savvy General Counsel Know That You Don’t: From Digital Naïve to Digital Native” – A Law Department Guide to Modern Technology

By Scott Rosenberg – Unbiased Consulting For global general counsel, the proper administration and development of IT make up an area of management oversight which needs both focus and understanding. Technology continues to gain importance for legal departments as a primary instrument for ensuring collaboration, sharing knowledge, achieving efficiency, controlling cost, mitigating risk, measuring performance …

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Re-inventing the Law Firm Administrative Support Model

Business Problem: Law firms require more efficiency and effectiveness to service a multitude of lawyer support tasks and requests.  Importantly, considerable (millions) of dollars of cost savings opportunities exist related to the rebalancing of administrative support delivery.   Those opportunities include: Cost savings, Efficiency improvement, Productivity Enhancement, Cycle Time Reduction and Improved Client service. Pre-COVID Administrative Support …

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New Business/New Client Intake and Conflicts Profitability Improvement Services

Unbiased Consulting’s law firm clients often think that implementation of new or or updated New Business or Client Intake / Conflicts software will solve their needs to reduce risk, speed matter openings, better align work to practice and/or firm goals, and improve profitability.

The truth is that none of this occurs with the implementation of new software, rather, it is the policies, ethical, business and financial risk reviews, conflicts clearance, engagement and waiver letter processing, matter opening and related processes, the resourcing and skilling of the business intake, conflicts and lateral team members and organizational model, that makes the difference. The technology and automation is there to support the policies and processes performed by the team members.

Law Firm Administrative Operations Improvement – Avoid Adding Headcount – a Case Study

This large east coast based national law firm historically added administrative and operations headcount to support its rapid expansion. Instead of exploiting new ways of working, it increased its overhead burden, depressing profits. The client approached Unbiased Consulting looking for ways to support the firm’s lawyers and clients and deliver work more quickly, efficiently and …

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