Corp. Counsel To Subject Firms To Pass/Fail Test

Law360 (October 26, 2010, 5:31 PM EDT) -- With shrinking budgets and expanding legal demands, corporate counsel are planning to put their outside firms to a tough pass-or-fail test in 2011 to determine whether their high expectations are being met, a new report on corporate legal spending says.

One of the driving factors in the legal market for 2011 will be this pass-or-fail test, by which firms must prove their unique value to clients while steering clear of costly errors that could cause clients to pull the plug on partnerships, according to the Premium Practices Forecast 2011, released Monday by The BTI Consulting Group Inc. (Wellesley, Mass.).

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