Top 10 Blog Posts of 2017 for in-house legal teams & General Counsel

posted in General Counsel, Legal Technology

As we look back at the past year, we thought we’d count down the top 10 blog posts of 2017 for in-house legal teams and General Counsel. Which were the topics that raked up hundreds of reads? Which tips were the most shared across email and social media? Keep reading for the top posts of 2017 and click through to read the […]

Legal Department Trends for 2018: Cyber-security, GDPR and more!

posted in Compliance Management, Contract Management, Entity Management, General Counsel, General News, Legal Technology

What trends will impact your small legal department in 2018? When we look back at 2017, it has been a year marked by changes in regulations (i.e. GDPR), legislative uncertainty (i.e. Brexit) and cyber threats (i.e. ransomware attacks). As such, the role of in-house lawyers has evolved – and in 2018 this evolution will be even more apparent. In 2018, […]

What in-house lawyers need to know about data protection impact assessments (DPIA)

posted in Compliance Management, Cybersecurity, Legal Risk Management

As the deadline for complying to GDPR looms, many in-house lawyers are asking “Do I need to conduct a DPIA?”. Art. 35 GDPR introduces the data-protection impact assessment (DPIA) as a new instrument in your data protection toolkit. A DPIA serves to identify and evaluate risks within an organizations processes and systems, in order to keep the privacy of data […]

How ineffective legal information management is leaving you burdened (and putting the business at risk!)

posted in Cloud technology, Cybersecurity, General Counsel, Legal Risk Management, Legal Technology

For legal departments large and small, effective document and information management is fundamental to their success. In-house lawyers need to be able to look up contract information, track your obligations, generate insights on risk and opportunities at the snap of a finger. Not to mention that legal department is in a unique position to set an example for the rest of the […]

Brexit & Contract Management: Dealing with legislative changes

posted in Contract Management, Legal Risk Management, Legal Technology

Brexit will usher in an unprecedented amount of  legal and regulatory change that will impact your organization, specifically your contracts. As an in-house lawyer, an effective system for managing and reporting on your contracts is your best weapon for dealing with legislative changes and mitigating risk. Contracts represent a valuable asset to any business. And, like any asset, in-house lawyers […]

LegalEdge: How Better Legal Can Help Your Business Grow Faster

posted in Cloud technology, General Counsel

Lawyers don’t make it easy for SMEs. Many charge sky-high legal fees and bamboozle with jargon, yet they don’t deliver obvious ROI. It’s no wonder many businesses don’t know where to start with it and, in fact, don’t have a legal budget at all. Check out the advice from LegalEdge CEO Donna Sewell on how to manage your legal budget, […]

Using the right tech to manage compliance risk post-Brexit

posted in Compliance Management, Legal Risk Management

Are you ready to deal with the consequences of Brexit-related legislation changes from a compliance perspective? Changes to legislation governing matters related to employment, product design, trade and more, will require in-house lawyers to review their current processes and evaluate new regulatory information to mitigate compliance risk post-Brexit. If you’re unable to generate an accurate overview of your compliance processes and […]

GCs Make Good Leaders, But Technology Makes Them Great!

posted in Cloud technology, General Counsel

Are you being asked to provide leadership in your business? If so, it could be due to your ability to forecast and harmonize – qualities that make GCs especially qualified to lead, according to a recent study by executive leadership firm Heidrick & Struggles. The study found that GCs outpace all other non-CEO execs in certain leadership attributes, indicating that GCs have what […]

Preparing for GDPR: What GCs need to do now to be compliant

posted in Compliance Management, Legal Risk Management, Legal Technology

On May 25th, 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will replace the data protection directive of 1995 (officially Directive 95/46/EC), and it’s time for organizations to start preparing to make sure they are ready once it comes into effect. As General Counsel, it’s important that you understand the key legal obligations and risks that could impact your business. GDPR […]

An introduction to GDPR for General Counsel

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As an in-house lawyer, it’s important that you’re aware of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) replacing the data protection directive of 1995 (officially Directive 95/46/EC) on May 25th, 2018. Familiarize yourself with the new regulation and how it will impact your business with this short GDPR introduction for General Counsel. What is the GDPR? What’s the aim? The General Data […]