Ensure Legal Invoice Compliance Without Compromising Outside Counsel Relationships
White Paper Summary
Just as you find with any relationship, good communication builds a shared understanding. The outside counsel relationship is no exception. Establishing
and maintaining a clear dialog with outside counsel:
• Improves the transparency of legal costs
• Enhances efficiency in the flow of legal services
• Ensures that legal services remain inline with broader corporate objectives
Legal costs are an obvious and enduring friction point between a company and its outside counsel. Why? The basic, nuts-and-bolts reason often simply boils down to a lack of shared understanding. Outside counsel will inevitably invoice for a wide range of services, some of them decidedly opaque to an untrained legal eye.
It’s neither surprising nor inappropriate that there’d be a mismatch in how lawyers speak about these services rendered and business managers perceive their core business. But it is a communication challenge which your company needs to overcome.
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