New ACC CLO Survey: Cost management, Mishandling of Critical Matters, and Lack of Responsiveness Cited as Reasons for Outside Counsel Firings

The Association of Corporate Counsel just released its latest survey of chief legal officers. There are no striking new developments, but highlights from the survey include:

— 25% anticipate increasing use of outside counsel in 2007, up from 16% in 2001

— Records management and global expansion identified as the two most important areas law departments are facing

— Though law departments plan to increase use of law firms, 32% said they fired at least one firm and half of those ended “significant relationships”

— Providing training/seminars and improving communications are the top two ways to improve law firm-law department relations.

For more information, please consult 2006 ACC Chief Legal Officer Survey Results.



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