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At the invitation of various legal services publishers, Catalyst Consulting's partners have contributed articles on our full range of services. When available, click on the article title for the complete text.

Legal Department Positioning & Strategy

  "Value with Innovation in the Law Department"
Juristes d’entreprises Special Edition, October 2016
  "Strategic Impact"
Lexpert, Vol. 17, No. 9, July-August 2016
  "Meeting Management Challenges in the Legal Department"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 10, No. 1, Spring 2016
  "Leaning In"
Lexpert, Vol. 17, No. 5, March 2016
  "The 29-Point Check-Up"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 3, Fall 2015
  "The Tucson Ten"
Lexpert, Vol. 16, No. 8, June 2015
  "Comfortable or Condition Critical"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 9, No. 1, Spring 2015
  "Employee Engagement:
The Canary in the Coal Mine of Performance
"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 8 No. 4, Winter 2014
  "The Global Legal Department"
Lexpert, Vol. 15 No. 10, September 2014
  "Stretch Goals Must be Strategic"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring 2014
  "Value Drivers"
Lexpert, Vol. 15, No. 4, February 2014
  "Selective, Strategic and Successful Legal Departments"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 4, Winter 2013
  "Strategic Legal Services"
Lexpert, Vol. 15, No. 2, Nov-Dec 2013
  "What's on Offer?"
CCCA Magazine, Vol 7, No. 1, Spring 2013
  "The 7-Point Checkup"
Lexpert, Vol 14, No. 2 Nov-Dec 2012
  "Communicating Successes"
Lexpert, Vol 13, No. 8, June 2012
  "Recalibrating for Business Now"
Lexpert, Vol 11, No. 9, July/August 2010
  "Changing the Business Model for Legal Services"
CCCA Magazine, Vol 4, No. 2, Summer 2010
  "Efficiency, Partnering and Value"
Lexpert, Vol 11, No. 7, May 2010
  "Shaping Strategy and Metrics for the Legal Department"
CCCA Magazine, Vol 4, No. 1, Spring 2010
  "Designing the Smaller Law Department"
Lexpert, Vol 11, No 2, Nov-Dec 2009
  "Why Strategy Doesn't Work in Law Departments"
Lexpert, Vol 10, No 7, May 2009
  "Re-evaluating Cost and Value"
Lexpert, Vol 10, No 4, February 2009
  "The Value Challenge"
Lexpert, Vol 10, No 3, January 2009
  "The Future for In-House Counsel"
Insider Corporate Legal, Issue 9 June 2008
  "SMART Rewards - The Contribution of the Law Department to Corporate Priorities"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 1, Spring 2008
  "Looking Ahead to 2008 and Beyond: Unsure Economic Times"
Lexpert, Volume 9, Issue 3, January, 2008
  "Drawn and Quartered: The Municipal Law Department"
Lexpert, Vol. 7, No. 5, March 2006
  "Redefining Expectations"
Lexpert, Vol. 5, No. 7, May 2004
  "Alignment for Effectiveness"
Lexpert, Vol. 4, No. 5, March 2003)
  "Five Alignment Strategies for Insurance Clients"
Insurance Law News, Vol. 13, No. 2, February 2003

Organization and Resources of the Legal Department

  "The Legal Weather Forecast"
Lexpert, Vol. 16 No. 7, May 2015
  "World Class Effectiveness"
Lexpert, Vol. 16 No. 4, February 2015
  "Arrested Development"
Lexpert, Vol. 15 No. 9, July-August 2014
  "The Case for Adding a New Lawyer"
Lexpert, Vol. 15 No. 5, March 2014
  "The Smarter Legal Model"
Lexpert, Vol. 14, No. 5, March 2013
  "To Plan, Or to Improvise"
Lexpert, Vol. 14, No. 3, January 2013
  "Human Resources in the Legal Department"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 3, Fall 2011
  "When Your Company Grows"
Lexpert, Vol 12, No. 10, September 2011
  "Adding a New Lawyer"
Lexpert, Vol. 12, No. 5, April 2011 and
ACLA Journal, Vol. 21, No. 2, Summer 2011
  "Achieving a New Balance"
Lexpert, Vol. 12, No. 4, March 2011
  "The Nuts and Bolts of Cost-Effectiveness"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 1, Winter 2011
CCCA Spring Conference Brochure, April 2011
  "Building Leverage Strategically"
Lexpert, Vol. 11, no 4, March 2010
  "Of Clouds and Silver Linings"
Lexpert, Vol. 10, no 8, June 2009
  "The Global Legal Department"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 3, no 2, Summer 2009
  "Lawyering Beyond Borders"
Lexpert, Vol. 9, No. 6, April, 2008
  "Taking the International Pulse of In-House Counsel"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 1, No. 2, Fall 2007
  "Innovation in Legal Services - Doing More With Less"
Inside Counsel, Summer edition, 1997

Workflow and Workload in Legal Departments

  "The Rest of the World"
Lexpert, Vol. 17 No. 7, May 2016
  "An Unsustainable Business Model"
Lexpert, Vol. 17 No. 1, October 2015
  "Allocate Time Strategically"
Lexpert, Vol. 16 No. 5, March 2015
  "Priorities and Backlogs"
Lexpert, Vol. 16, No. 3, January 2015
  "20 Per Cent More Capacity?"
Lexpert, Vol. 16, No. 1 October 2014
  "Work Allocation Out of Sync?"
Lexpert, Vol. 15, No. 3 January 2014
  "Plan to Plan"
Lexpert, Vol 14, No. 4 February 2013
  "No Time to Think!"
CCCA Magazine, Winter 2012, Vol 6, No 1
  "Re-defining Service Levels"
Lexpert, April 2012, Vol 13, No 6
  "The Business Unit's Eye-View of Working with Legal"
CCCA Magazine, Spring 2012, Vol 6, No 1
  "The Business Unit's View of the Legal Department"
Australian Corporate Lawyer, Fall 2012, Vol 22, No 1
  "Workflows Decide Workloads"
Lexpert, Vol. 13, No. 5, March 2012
  "Shedding Low-Level Work"
Lexpert, Vol. 13, No. 1, October 2011
  "LPM is Basic Business"
Lexpert, Vol. 12, No. 3, February 2011
  "Pressure and Predictability"
Lexpert, Vol. 11, No. 10, October 2010
  "Evaluating Value"
Lexpert, Vol 11, No 2, January 2010
  "Timekeeping Revisited"
ACLA Journal, Vol 19, No 4, Winter 2009
  "Workloads and Workflows in Large Canadian Law Departments"
CCCA Magazine, Fall 2009
  "Workloads and Workflows in the Legal Department - Which is the Greater Challenge?"
CCCA Magazine, Fall 2008
  "Managing Workloads and Workflow"
Lexpert, Vol. 9, No. 10 and ACLA Journal, Vol. 18, No. 3; September 2008
  "The Demand for In-House Counsel"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 2, No. 2, Summer 2008
  "Complex Work in Law Departments"
Lexpert, Vol. 6, No. 8, June 2005
  "Best Practices for Partnering Between Corporate Counsel and Law Firms"
Report to Legal Management, Vol. 29, No. 12, September 2002

Performance Management in Legal Departments

  Doing Metrics Right
Lexpert, April-May 2017, Vol. 18, No. 5
  Performance Plans for Firms
Lexpert, October 2016, Vol. 18, No. 1
  Momentum for Innovation
Lexpert, September 2016, Vol. 17, No. 10
  Service Delivery Reviews
Lexpert, January 2016, Vol. 17, No. 3
  Progressive Departments
Lexpert, November-December 2015, Vol. 17, No. 2
  Metrics are Not KPIs
Lexpert, July-August 2015, Vol. 16, No. 9
  Innovation as a Performance Indicator
Lexpert, April 2015, Vol. 16, No. 6
  "Money in Brussels"
CCCA Magazine, Fall 2014, Vol. 8, No. 3
  "Unspoken Expectations"
The Lawyers' Weekly, August 15th, 2014
  "Four Elements of Effectiveness"
Lexpert, Vol. 15, No. 6 April 2014
  "Performance Data is Essential"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 3 Fall 2013
  "Performance Data for the Legal Department"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 2 Summer 2013
  "Performance Measures Evolve"
Lexpert, Vol. 14, No. 7 May 2013
  "Management Competencies"
Lexpert, Vol. 14, No. 1, October 2012
  "Experienced Teams Evolve"
Lexpert, Vol. 11 No. 5, April 2010
  "Structure in Service Delivery"
Lexpert, Vol 13, No. 7 May 2012
  "KPIs for the Legal Department"
ACLA Journal, Summer 2011
  "Performance Indicator Basics"
Lexpert, Vol 13, No. 2, Nov-Dec 2011
  "Best of Breed"
CCCA Magazine, Vol 4, No. 4, Winter 2010
  "Effectiveness, Version 3.0"
Lexpert, Vol 12, No. 1, November 2010
  "Reaching Legal's Full Potential"
Lexpert, Vol 11, No. 9, September 2010
  "The Mature Law Department"
Lexpert, Vol 11, No. 6, April 2010
  "Experienced Teams Evolve"
Lexpert, Vol. 11 No. 5, March 2010
  "Performance Management"
Lexpert, Vol 11, No 1, October 2009
  "A Valuable Asset?"
Lexpert, Vol 10, No 9, July/August 2009
  "Are General Counsel Too Risk Averse?"
Lexpert, Vol 10, No 5, March 2009
  "Under Pressure"
Lexpert, Vol. 10, No. 2, Nov/Dec 2008
  "Competencies for Lawyers"
Lexpert, Volume 9, Issue 7, May 2008
  "Law Department Audit is an Opportunity for Law Firms"
Addendum - Practice News and Developments from the CBA, Law Firm Leaders Edition), December 2007
  "Should the Law Department be Audited? "
Lexpert, September 2007
  "The Five Pillars"
Lexpert, Vol. 8, No. 2, pg. 122, November/December 2006
  "Lawyers and Retirement Planning"
Lexpert, Vol. 7, No. 9, July / August 2006
  "The Peanut Principle"
Lexpert, Vol. 7, No. 3, January 2006
  "Key Performance Indicators for the Law Department"
Lexpert, Vol. 6, No. 5, March 2005
  "Reporting Results from the Law Department"
Lexpert, Vol. 5, No. 3, January 2004
  "Auditing in Legal Services"
Lexpert, Vol. 5, No. 1, October 2003
  "Performance and Service Standards"
Lexpert, Vol. 4, No. 1, October 2002
  "Symptoms and Solutions for the Ageing Law Department"
CCCA 11th Annual Conference brochure, 1999 Annual Meeting
  "Competencies for Counsel"
Lexpert, Vol. 3, No. 6, April 2002

Managing Total Legal Spend

  "Fixed Fees and Performance"
Lexpert, Vol. 18, No. 4, March 2017
  "From Vendor to Strategic Partner"
Lexpert, Vol. 18, No. 3, January-February 2017
  "Changing Law Firms"
Lexpert, Vol. 18, No. 2, November-December 2016
  "Design of a Successful RFP"
Lexpert, Vol. 17, No. 8, June 2016
  "Closing the Gap"
Lexpert, Vol. 17, No. 6, April 2016
  "Extracting More Value"
Lexpert, Vol. 16, No. 10, September 2015
  "Sourcing External Counsel: Strategic or Tactical?"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 3, Summer 2015
  "Getting to LPM"
Lexpert, Vol. 16, No. 2, Nov-Dec 2014
  "Improving the Business Relationship with Primary Law Firms"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 2, Summer 2014
  "Power of a Well-Drafted RFP"
Lexpert, Vol. 15, No. 8, June 2014
  "When Your Partner Leaves"
Lexpert, Vol. 15, No. 7, May 2014
  "Striking a New Bargain"
Lexpert, Vol. 15, No. 1 October 2013
  "Embryonic Art Meets Science"
Lexpert, Vol. 14, No. 10 September 2013
  "The Enigma of Hourly Billing"
Lexpert, Vol. 14, No. 9 July-August 2013
  "Ask and Ye Should Receive"
Lexpert, Vol. 14, No. 8 June 2013
  "New Life for Old Relationships"
Lexpert, Vol. 14, No. 6 April 2013
  "Actively Managing Relationships with Law Firms"
CCCA Magazine, Vol 6, No. 3 Fall 2012
  "Negotiation Matters"
Lexpert, Vol. 13, No. 10, September 2012
  "Paying the Right Price"
Lexpert, Vol. 13, No. 3, February 2012
  "Comparing Counsel Cost"
Lexpert, Vol. 13, No. 2, January 2012
  "The Quest for Cost-Effective Counsel"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 4, Winter 2011
  "Four Smart Questions"
Lexpert, Vol. 12, No. 8, July-August 2011
  "Retainer Fees for Regional Firms"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 5, No. 2, Summer 2011
  "False Measures of Value?"
Lexpert, Vol. 12, No. 7, June 2011
  "Team-based Pricing"
Lexpert, Vol. 12, No. 6, May 2011
  "The Hybrid Fee Arrangement"
Lexpert, Vol. 12, No. 2, January 2011
  "Highlights of the 2010 ACLA-CLANZ Legal Department Benchmarking Report"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3, Fall 2010
  "Pressure and Predictability"
Lexpert, Vol. 11, No. 10, October 2010
  "Three Ways to Reduce Legal Costs"
Lexpert, Vol 11, No 8, June 2010
  "Are Alternative Fees Finally Here?"
ACLA Journal, Vol 20, No 1, March 2010
  "Changing the Business Model for Legal Services: Who is Responsible for the Cost of legal Services"
The 2009-2010 Lexpert CCCA Corporate Counsel Directory and Yearbook, pg 95
  "In-House Counsel Needs a Reality Check on Value"
The New Lawyer, Australia), August 20, 2009
  "Who is Responsible for the Cost of Legal Services?"
CCCA Magazine, Vol 2, No. 4, Winter 2008
  "Billing Practice Alternatives"
Lexpert, Volume 9, Issue 4, February, 2008
  "New Ways to Keep Client Costs Down"
New Jersey Lawyer, December 10th, 2007
  "Risk Aversion in Retaining Outside Counsel"
Lexpert, Vol 8, No. 8, June 2007
  "Achieve Success with Partnering"
Lexpert, Vol 8, No. 6, April 2007
  "The Law Department as Informed Purchaser"
Lexpert, Vol 8, No. 4, February 2007
  "New Ways to Keep Client Costs Down"
Lexpert, Vol 8, No. 1, October 2006
  "Negotiating Long-Term Fees"
Lexpert, Vol. 6, No. 9, July/August 2005
  "Saving Money: Location and Buffers"
Lexpert, Vol. 5, No. 11, October 2004
  "The Cost of Choice"
Lexpert, Vol. 5, No. 5, March 2004
  "Keeping the Lid on Legal Costs"
Lexpert, Vol. 3, No. 8, June 2002

Benchmarking and Surveys

  "Survey Says  ..."
Lexpert, Vol. 17, No. 4, February 2016
  "Surveys: Value and Metrics"
Lexpert, Vol. 13, No. 9, July-August 2012
  "The Value Enigma"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 6, No. 2, Summer 2012
  "Highlights of the 2010 ACLA-CLANZ Legal Department Benchmarking Report"
CCCA Magazine, Vol. 4, No. 3, October 2010
  "Benchmarking for Legal Departments - Part III"
ACLA Journal, Vol. 18, No. 3, September 2008
  "Benchmarking for Legal Departments - Part II, Non-Financial Concerns)"
ACLA Journal, Vol. 18, No. 2; June 2008
  "Benchmarking for Legal Departments - Part I, Roles, Responsibilities, Legal Spend)"
ACLA Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1; March 2008
  "Corporate Law Department Surveys: Worthy or Worthless?"
Lexpert, November / December 2007
  "The Strategic Client Survey""
Inside Counsel, February 2000

   
 
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