Joe Calve


  • Wednesday, October 11, 2017
    Thomson Reuters recently released the first edition of a new semiannual report focused on legal department operations. It’s called the Legal Tracker LDO Index Benchmarking & Trends Report, which puts it squarely under the company’s e-billing and matter management brand, Legal Tracker. (Tracker evolved out of Thomson’s 2010 acquisition...
  • Thursday, August 24, 2017
    The Association of Corporate Counsel has released a broad new survey, “Global Perspectives: ACC In-House Trends Report,” focused on issues that have a direct impact on the professional lives of corporate counsel. Almost 2,000 in-house lawyers across 53 countries participated, including 81 percent who are ACC members, 31 percent who work outside...
  • Tuesday, August 15, 2017
    Nine general counsel of non-insurance companies sent a letter to the American Law Institute on the eve of the organization’s annual meeting expressing “strong concern” over the direction taken in its proposed Restatement of Law, Liability Insurance. In response, ALI on May 23 postponed a final vote, noting that the draft’s Reporters...
  • Wednesday, April 5, 2017
    Picture this. It’s the cavernous main ballroom at the Aria Hotel & Casino, just off the strip in Las Vegas. It’s an early Wednesday morning in late March, the last day of the annual meeting of the Legal Marketing Association. There’s a buzz of anticipation. It’s GC day!
  • Sunday, March 12, 2017
    It sounds like a bad science fiction movie. The people of planet Earth are, as usual, blissfully unprepared for the alien invasion. Spindly, big-headed creatures – legions of them – emerge from their improbable flying machines. They are nothing like us. What are their intentions? Are they friend or foe? How will we communicate? Can we work...
  • Tuesday, February 14, 2017
  • Friday, November 4, 2016
    In an attempt to jumpstart what it calls “stalled progress” for minority and women lawyers, the New York City Bar is getting tough on firms in the world’s biggest legal market.
  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016
    In a post this summer to the Seyfarth Shaw blog, Seytlines, Ken Grady, the firm’s “Lean Law Evangelist” and former CEO of SeyfarthLean Consulting, conducted a fascinating thought experiment. Here is how he framed it: “The chatter today is about a world with different types of large law firms. In this essay, I’m going to ask a...
  • Friday, September 2, 2016
    Unless You Ask bills itself as a “guide for law departments to get more from external relationships.” As such, it is an important addition to the lengthening shelf of self-help resources for in-house counsel (many offered up by consultants themselves eager to help). It is also an odd duck of a document – by turns a menu, checklist,...
  • Tuesday, July 5, 2016
    Altman Weil, a management consultancy dedicated exclusively to the legal industry, kicked off its “Law Firms in Transition” survey on the heels of the Great Recession. Now in its eighth edition, the survey, released earlier this month, reveals a frightening gap between lawyers and clients.