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A day in the life of an in-house lawyer

‘I get into work and log on to our legal spend management system. Immediately, I’m sent an alert that we’ve just been served with an employment discrimination lawsuit. Everything is there, ready to review, including all service documentation and calendared deadlines. I quickly conduct research to find similar cases and compare objective results, such as the duration, expenses and outcomes of past cases.

‘I then use a law firm directory to find regional firms and local counsel who have experience in cases of this nature. Once I’ve assigned the case, the external law firm can immediately review the documents sitting in our shared project file.’ …

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