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Best Practice Guide: The 8 Principles of Effective Outside Counsel Management

Best Practice Guide: The 8 Principles of Effective Outside Counsel Management

Adopting a best practice approach to outside counsel management will enable legal teams to manage costs and risks better, enhance service delivery, ensure strategic alignment, and demonstrate value.

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Lawcadia legal operations demo

Live event recording: End-to-end legal operations with Lawcadia

The entire legal function benefits from structured intake and triage, streamlined workflows, accurate instructions, greater control of legal budgets and law firm engagements, as well as optimised document, email, and matter management.

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Whitepaper: The ultimate legal operations guide for in-house counsel in 2022

To help in-house counsel navigate and improve the operations and performance of their legal function, Lawcadia has published this special whitepaper.

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The Australian Financial Review news

State of financial services breach reporting in Australia

Financial services regulatory and compliance teams are facing work overload, stress and anxiety as they grapple with onerous new compliance and reporting rules, a ground-breaking new report has found.

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Government Webinar

Creating efficiencies for Government legal teams webinar

In this interactive webinar, a panel of expert contributors from Engo, FYB and Lawcadia shared their insights, experiences, and practical ideas for Government legal teams looking to create efficiencies.

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Navigating the new AFSL / ACL Regime

Navigating the new AFSL / ACL regime webinar

This webinar assists compliance and risk teams who are navigating the new AFSL / ACL regime. It demonstrates Fitzpatricks’ innovative approach to managing the volume and direct the flow of work arising from the breach reporting and other regulatory reforms.

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Whitepaper: The rise of RegTech

RegTech are an emerging suite of technology solutions that assist organisations to navigate an increasingly complex corporate regulatory environment. This whitepaper explores the rise of RegTech and examines solutions for Regulatory Reporting and Compliance, along with Risk Management.

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Webinar: Fireside chat with Annie Haggar – Cyber security

Join Lawcadia’s co-founder, Sacha Kirk, in an interactive and insightful ‘Fireside Chat’ with corporate counsel and cyber security lawyer, Annie Haggar. This 30 min recording explores the role of cyber security for in-house legal teams and private practice lawyers.

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3 steps to strategic right-sourcing for the legal department

A strategic approach to sourcing is one way your legal department can enhance its legal operations to drive growth and achieve a competitive advantage for your company. In this whitepaper, we outline how to develop a right-sourcing strategy for your legal department with 3 steps.

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Legal intake and triage: The role of automation and self-service

Automation and self-service capabilities are effective tools in-house lawyers can utilise to transform the legal-intake and triage processes and increase efficiency, reduce costs and improve client service delivery.

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Buying and evaluating legal services: Insights for the legal community

In this article we share our personal insights into how in-house legal teams buy, manage, and evaluate legal services.

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The best legal spend management starts with good instructions

Greater attention and discipline on providing law firms with good instructions will improve spend predictability, accuracy and better outcomes. Discover how.

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6 success factors for matter-based fees

It is through the successful implementation and execution of matter-based fees that the industry can move beyond the billable hour. Across a range of industries, practice areas and work types this approach has been a winning strategy to balance outcomes with predictable billing.

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5 ways matter management & no-code automation are better together

In-house lawyers want to focus on what they do best: provide excellent advice and service to their clients and add value. Discover 5 ways the combination of matter management and no-code automation can help legal departments thrive.

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Planning template for in-house legal teams

Download our customisable PowerPoint deck to get access to our planning guide specifically for in-house legal teams with templates to capture your key objectives, strategies and plans.

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Designing for legal transformation in 2021

To help legal teams design for the future we have created a design thinking workshop and canvas that helps corporate counsel and law firms identify challenges, explore opportunities and design solutions to meet the growing operational demands of the modern legal function.

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Thinking of innovating? Identify the problem and be clear on your goals

For law firms that are looking to innovate, the most important first step is to accurately identify the problem to be solved, clearly articulate the pain points and then develop and investigate ideas for solutions. Drawing on our experience we have prepared a 6-step outline to help your firm get started.

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6 steps to managing the legal category

Navigating the legal category can be challenging for those who are non-lawyers. We share our top tips and 6 steps to managing the legal category in this helpful infographic.

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Delivering efficient workflows & transparency for local Government legal teams

Local Government legal functions have different challenges and operational requirements to most other legal departments. In this webinar we demonstrate innovative and practical solutions specially designed to transform the Local Government legal function with a focus on efficiency and transparency.

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Insights for procurement: Reduce legal spend infographic

This infographic highlights key insights for procurement professionals responsible for the legal category, including the unique challenges and shares tips for process and technology that can have a big impact.

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Reduce legal spend using process & technology

Traditional procurement processes and purchasing systems simply aren’t effective in the legal category, and this webinar on-demand explores why this is the case and shares proven solutions that combine processes and technology to maximise value and provide oversight and control.

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7 Strategies to Reduce Legal Costs Now

7 strategies to reduce legal costs now – Whitepaper

Developing achievable plans is critical as legal teams are now challenged to do sufficiently more with even less than they had before (the pandemic). We have prepared 7 strategies that have been proven to reduce legal costs, and what is more they can be implemented very quickly.

GC’s guide to legal transformation

In this guide we outline how legal teams are optimising their service delivery, how technology is supporting them, and how to craft a practical plan for your own team’s transformation.

Case studies 

Don’t just take our word for it – access our case studies and see how we’ve helped one of Australia’s Big Four Banks lower their legal spend, transfer data more efficiently and eliminate annoying double ups.

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Legal spend management infographic

E-billing is only part of the spend management equation – an efficient, holistic approach incorporates data, spend, scope and relationship management practices. This infographic brings it all together.

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Guide to legal spend management

When “doing more with less” is the catch phrase for the legal team, clever legal spend management is essential. More than just e-billing, find out how managing scope and budget can control and lower costs.

Legal procurement & legal operations

Do you know your legal operations from your legal procurement? In collaboration with the Buying Legal Council, we break down the differing disciplines and highlight what each can offer your team.

5 steps to effective legal procurement

Successful legal procurement all comes down to good planning. Here are 5 factors you need to consider when formulating your winning approach to engaging and managing law firms.

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Taking a leadership role on data security

As the legal industry’s reliance on technology grows, so does its vulnerability to security attacks. Accordingly, the pressure on legal departments to institute and maintain reliable security processes is also rising.

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6 steps to overcoming resistance to technology

The legal industry is undergoing a period of significant change. However, when a successful transition to digital isn’t assured, many legal professionals are reticent to explore and adopt new technology.

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Future-proofing the role of  GC 

As economic conditions continue to bite, GCs all over the world are mandated with doing more with less. But when your headcount is low, how do you ensure standards and service delivery stay high?

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Transform your legal operations

Intake, triage & self-service

Streamline legal requests from your internal clients through to the in-house legal team and deploy 'self-service' capabilities.

Matter management

Create, manage, and track your legal matters and seamlessly collaborate with your legal team and law firm.

Document automation

Easy-to-implement document automation generates draft documents, agreements, and contracts, plus approval workflows.

Documents & emails

Embrace efficiency with built-in email and document management, plus integrations with Outlook, Word, NetDocuments and more.

Collaboration workspace

Communicate and collaborate seamlessly with law firms by sharing files, completed documents, status updates, messages, and even Gantt charts.

Workflow automation

Lawcadia's powerful automation engine automates workflows, approval processes, documents, tasks, reporting and much more.

Spend management

Get predictable and transparent legal spend with an innovative approach to instructing, engaging, and managing outside counsel.

Regulatory & compliance workflows

Deploy easy-to-use workflow solutions for privacy, data breach reporting, regulatory reporting, and freedom of information requests.

Reports, analytics & dashboards

Say goodbye to manual reports and spreadsheets and embrace Lawcadia's automated, customised reports and dashboards.


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Find out how Lawcadia can transform your legal operations.
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Transform your legal operations with the award-winning, two-sided intelligent platform built for in-house legal teams and their law firms with legal intake & triage, matter management, workflow automation, spend management, collaboration and customisable reporting.



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