High focus, a pragmatic bias and technology are keys to navigating cost-cutting pressures in-house

Mark Dodd says in-house lawyers in cost-cutting environments should attend only essential meetings.

By Julius Melnitzer | May 23, 2023

In uncertain economic times, the great conundrum for in-house counsel is that cost-cutting and workload are inevitably inversely proportional.

Faced with this dilemma, Mark Dodd, head of market insights at Lawyers on Demand, an international alternative legal services provider, canvassed some of the in-house lawyers on the firm’s 4500-strong legal professionals roster to determine how in-house counsel might best thrive in today’s budget-tightening environment.

“What we discovered was that high focus, a bias toward pragmatism and the use of technology are the keys to navigating the cost-cutting pressure,” he said. MORE . . .

Julius Melnitzer is a Toronto-based legal affairs writer, ghostwriter, writing coach and media trainer. Readers can reach him at [email protected] or https://legalwriter.net/contact.


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