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Attorney at Law

A term for a lawyer in several countries, notably Japan and the United States. In order to practice, attorneys at law generally must have passed an examination measuring their knowledge of the law and also must have obtained a law degree.
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In-house counsel is not widely trained on social media, with only half (54 percent) of lawyers having received instruction on how social media impacts their company.
Legal Transformation: Process & Project Excellence, taking place this January in London, will enable both in-house counsel and law firms to establish how to measure legal processes, implement process mapping, assess potential areas of waste and optimise findings.
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According to the "In-House Counsel New Media Engagement Survey," a recent study conducted by public relations firm Greentarget, consultant Zeughauser Group and InsideCounsel magazine, nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of in-house counsel are using new media tools, compared to only 57 percent just three years ago.
In-house counsel generally consider their law firm attorneys to be above average, but they turned out to be far tougher graders than the law firm lawyers themselves.
The main challenge in fostering this relationship is that risk managers and in-house counsel approach coverage issues from different perspectives.
Because technology is the lever that allows in-house counsel to be more productive and effective.
In addition, ACC's 2011 Census Report indicates that in-house counsel are turning less frequently to outside counsel to handle their legal matters and they are handling more work in-house.
The number of in-house counsel and finance executives saying they've made use of litigation finance for their own cases has more than doubled since the 2013 survey, and rose more than 36% for outside counsel.
In-house counsel must continue to advocate that businesses strive to focus on doing the right thing for their employees, their customers, the public and the environment, even if that is not the desired answer.
Informa Professional Publishing (IPP; London) has begun the publication of Competition Law Insight, a newsletter and reference for In-house counsel, corporate legal departments and attorneys involved in cross-border mergers and acquisitions.