Your Legal Manager Serves As Your Company’s In-House Counsel
Your Legal Manager’s mission is to convert its clients’ unmanaged legal work into a well-managed, controlled and budgeted part of the company’s business, and to do so without materially increasing its legal expenses. To accomplish its mission, Your Legal Manager establishes a long-term relationship with its clients so the company’s current legal needs can be identified and future needs predicted, with the goal of avoiding negative results and expensive surprises from unforeseen legal risks.
Your Legal Manager Identifies And Assesses Your Company’s Legal Needs
To do so, Your Legal Manager meets regularly with executives and staff across the company to identify existing and potential legal needs. Those needs are then evaluated and prioritized for each specific legal project. Based on its understanding of the company’s needs and the resources that can be devoted to handling them, Your Legal Manager then oversees a search to find suitable lawyers or law firms for each legal need, determined solely from the client’s perspective and resources. The selected attorneys or firms are introduced to the company for interviewing and hiring. Your Legal Manager then monitors the performance of the attorneys or law firms the company hires, using Your Legal Manager’s comprehensive ten-step approach.
Your Legal Manager Works With Its Clients To Mitigate Legal Risks
Your Legal Manager will determine and assess the risks, extent, and severity of the company’s legal needs by prioritizing whether legal assistance is needed, whether it is urgent, and which lawyers or law firms are best suited to handle those needs. This enables the company and Your Legal Manager to determine an appropriate timeline for completion of each legal project, the budget for the project, and the company’s overall legal expenditures.
Your Legal Manager Recommends Attorneys For Your Company To Retain
Your Legal Manager recommends lawyers or firms using criteria developed jointly by Your Legal Manager and the client for each project. Those criteria govern the choice of outside counsel and serve as the management guides for Your Legal Manger’s oversight of the outside attorneys’ handling of the project. This approach distinguishes Your Legal Manager from the law firm approach that views a client’s legal needs as a source of work for the firm or its affiliates and thus tries to fit the company’s needs into the law firm’s or its affiliate’s capabilities.
Our Ten-Step Approach To Serving As Your General Counsel
Your Legal Manager has developed a ten-step approach for providing its clients the services of an in-house legal staff.