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Monthly Archives: May 2015

Curing Communication Babel, Part II

Posted in Legal Department Management, Legal Project Management

An Only Slightly Disguised True Story   Legal Department Head of Litigation: “Sam, I swear I’m about to kill you guys, or at least fire you. You keep sending us these urgent demands for decisions and information with totally inadequate lead time. We get settlement requests, notices of hearings, pleadings and documents for review, and… Continue Reading

Memo to In-House Counsel: Minimizing Communications Babel, Part I

Posted in Legal Department Management, Legal Project Management

If it did not depict so much dysfunction, the incessant mud-slinging between in-house counsel and law firm lawyers about abysmal communication would be almost laughable. Instead it reveals a continuing and unresolved component in the law firm-client relationship, a serious and costly barrier to effective collaboration. Bad Communication:  Who’s to Blame? For years, every client… Continue Reading