When your job involves developing innovative technology, it’s easy to get so wrapped up in figuring out what you are going to do next, how you are going to do it and when you can deliver it, that you forget about why you are doing it in the first place. As a Product Manager working on InterAction® customer relationship management software, I’ve have had the opportunity to spend the last year actively listening to our clients and have learned some invaluable lessons along the way.
In conclusion, the bottom line for an attorney in not giving out free legal advice is that if something goes wrong regarding the advice given or forms filled out there can be a malpractice suit. If there has been no fee received the attorney will have no way to settle the suit without putting him or herself in a monetary bind. Read and learn from free legal information; pay for legal advice when you are ready to proceed with your case.
According to Altman Weil’s 2018 Chief Legal Officer Survey, corporate legal departments are spending more on internal expenditures than on outside counsel for the first time in the history of this survey, with 48% allocated to in-house spend, 45% to outside counsel, and 6% to other non-law firm vendors.
CLOC is an organization and community with the mission to help enhance the function of legal operations, and is part of a growing movement that recognizes the importance of legal operations professionals within corporate legal departments. CounselLink® is proud to support and attend the CLOC Institute each year because we believe bringing better innovations to your legal department starts with sharing knowledge with your peers and understanding what happens in the industry.