The message of this blog, and what I do for my clients, is based on a single guiding conviction:
American businesses large and small pay increasing (never decreasing) legal costs – and miss opportunities to prevent liability before it happens.
Because owners and executives let the legal industry and its business model call the shots on pay, work flows, and personnel. They let law firm and in-house attorneys make decisions in these areas that no general manager would tolerate anywhere else in the business.
Meanwhile, demands of the litigation and regulatory environments proliferate.
It’s not as though no one agrees with this view.
The words are the staple … that is.
Any constructive action in response not so much.
On the law firm side, the most recent Altman Weil survey of law firm leaders reported: “In 69% of law firms, partners resist most change efforts”.
69% of law firms.