The New York Law Journal has published, in its “GC New York” section, my article entitled “Retooling Your Contract Process for the Downturn.” Click here to go to a nifty PDF reprint and click here to go to the online version (free registration required). I suspect you’ll find that a hard copy of the reprint is easier to read than the online version.
This article describes how law departments are under pressure not just to cut costs, but to work smarter by simplifying what they do. When it comes to your contract process, you can simplify it by redrafting your templates and by using automation, and the potential benefits of doing so are dramatic.
I know that this is a dreaded traditional-media article, but it’s as relevant as anything I’ve written. I’d be grateful if you’d forward a link to anyone who might be interested—the higher up the food chain, the better. And don’t hesitate to submit as comments to this post any thoughts prompted by the article.