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Legal Procurement: Value & The Path To Happiness

In this interesting and thought provoking piece appearing in the latest edition of the Association of Corporate Counsel Journal, Ken Jagger discusses the wide variety of options now available to General Counsel in the purchasing of legal services.

He identifies and examines the three key considerations when deciding which legal service provider to use:

  1. Quality
  2. Risk
  3. Cost

As well as a fourth consideration which is often overlooked:  the cultural impact of the procurement decision.

To read the article in full click here (login required).

“Don’t forget the impact on the in-house team when assessing legal procurement decisions. The value of cultural impact is harder to quantify than quality, risk and costs. But if a legal solution doesn’t make the general counsel’s life easier and the in-house team happier, then that option has not demonstrated its value.”

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