The Buzz Newsletter (August 2021)
Like most of you, we are now in growth mode. For us that means making new investments in expanding our team (we’re hiring) and engaging in many new engagements across all of our practice areas.
Much of that consulting activity is deeply focused on three key areas which are now critical to many firms — Collaboration, Cloud Adoption, and Cost Control.
As the world continues to reopen, we’re looking forward to reconnecting in person with many of you in person. This year, ILTACON 2021 is a hybrid event, with many staying “virtual.” So we have staff on hand in Las Vegas, but are always available to connect online as well.
In the meantime, I’m pleased to share the new resources below, which highlight our work and general developments in areas including: Intapp, IG/Risk Consulting, and Analytics Solutions.
If any of these topics strike a chord, I encourage you to reach out.
President and Founder
Analytics — News & Resources
CASE STUDY: DLA Piper: Smarter and Faster — New Case Filing Intelligence Tool Delivers Insights to Litigation Practice
DLA Piper engaged with InOutsource to automate the process of filtering, analyzing and managing case information from multiple sources, identifying the most relevant results, and delivering the intelligence to the Litigation practice in the form of daily reports.
The New Case Filing Intelligence tool from InOutsource pulls data from external data feeds such as Courthouse News case alerts, WestLaw case alerts, WestClip clipping service and the SEC EDGAR database.
VIDEO: Panel Recording — Communicating the Value of Analytics
In this recent session, experts from firms including Covington & Burling and Kirkland & Ellis:
- Examined proven strategies to educate up and get buy-in from management to invest in data management
- processes and systems
Shared tips from law firms on proven strategies for internal collaboration and data sharing to successfully complete projects
- Discussed how to leverage planning analytics as a collaborative internal tool for strategic planning
InOutsource Data and Analytics Practice Advisory, Consulting, Tailored Development Services
No matter what role you play at firm, making better use of data can present new opportunities to enhance how you serve lawyers and clients. At InOutsource, we implement insight for our law firm clients, addressing a range of issues.
We’ve put together two resources — a 60-second video video and a PDF — that quickly showcase the broad set of services we offer and use cases we frequently address:
Risk & IG — News and Resources
EDUCATION: IG Insight: Does Your Firm’s Retention Compliance Program Have More Blockage than the Suez Canal?
What does the obstruction of the Suez Canal have to do with Information Governance?
Adrienne Girone argues that it’s a teachable moment for law firms in need of reviewing their compliance with their information governance policies regarding records retention and disposition.
(It’s a metaphor, literally.)
RISK PERSPECTVE: OCGs: Lawyers Should Negotiate Outside Counsel Guidelines
Senior risk consultant Max Welsh on navigating the complexities of negotiation Outside Counsel Guidelines:
“The idea of lawyers negotiating the terms of a contract shouldn’t sound controversial, but when it comes to the terms of their own contracts, lawyers engage in behavior they would never recommend to a client… Firms should avoid the assumption that OCGs are non-negotiable or that discussion with the client will harm a relationship.”
Intapp — News & Resources
PERSPECTIVE: Interview with an Intapp Cloud Migration Expert
INTAPP IN DETAIL: Getting More From Your Intapp Investments
- New product introduction (Intapp Terms is an area of growing client interest)
- Custom solution development (e.g. workflows like audit or engagement letters)
- Upgrades & Integrations (including cloud migrations)
- Training (administrator as well as “power user” courses and sessions)
- Reporting (efficiency, business insight, and productivity metrics)
Pollen & People (New Hires)
OUT GROWING TEAM: Welcome David Skweres (and More New Colleagues)
- Systems Integration Specialist
- Information Governance Consultant
- Solutions Consultant
- Project Manager
- Data and Analytics Consultant
- Project Analyst
Beeswax (Industry Insight)
- RISK RULES: Law Firm Ethical Screens — Ethical Walls Policies, Processes and Practices Under Increasing Scrutiny
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