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Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Kristin Bell Stella, Michael Griffin, Karin Hansen, Ron Hicks, Jeffrey Jacobs
Publication Date
10/18/2016

This is an outline for the session.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
05/02/2017

This is a sample policy showing how to develop a comprehensive strategy for when to settle and when to litigate

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Publication Date
03/16/2017
7 pages

Waiting for litigation to occur can be both risky and expensive – especially for companies with high litigation profiles. Because of their urgency, responding to discovery and placing legal holds can disrupt business operations and consume available resources, making it hard for a company to get out of the reactive discovery mindset. Instead of waiting for discovery requests to appear, organizations in the Untied States need to anticipate and prepare for future litigation requirements.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
04/18/2018

This is a sample of class action basics regarding Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
07/28/2017

This is a sample litigation hold memo.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Kristin Bell Stella, Michael Griffin, Karin Hansen, Ron Hicks, Jeffrey Jacobs
Publication Date
10/18/2016
44 pages

This article shows how you, as a member of the in-house legal department, can determine and implement the best records/information retention and litigation hold policy for your company, so that it can efficiently and properly respond to any inevitable e-discovery request?

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
07/28/2017

This is a sample litigation hold & document preservation policy.

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Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
11/21/2016

This is a sample wage-hour litigation intake checklist related to the Wage and Hour InfoPak.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Checklists
Author
ACC
Publication Date
09/25/2015

A list of ACC legal resources related to each session presented at the Project Management for the In-house Law Department course held at the Boston University Questrom School of Business.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Audience: Legal Operations
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
07/28/2017

This is a sample litigation hold policy regarding worker's compensation.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Author
Marcelo Inglez de Souza and Fernanda de Gouvêa Leão, Demarest Advogados
Publication Date
10/09/2015
5 pages

This article addresses amendments to the Brazilian Arbitration Act, including a provision that authorizes direct and indirect public administration entities to use arbitration to settle disputes over disposable rights under agreements they have executed.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: Brazil
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
11/03/2015

This Sample Policy outlines how to approach a billing schedule when engaging Outside Counsel.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Audience: Legal Operations
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
03/14/2018

This is a sample procurement contract review process map.

Articles
Author
Sonya D. Naar, Hildy Sastre, Todd Silberman, Miranda Lundeen Soto
Publication Date
10/17/2016
8 pages

Why do corporations lose in high-stakes litigation before juries? A number of factors may be to blame—including plaintiffs portraying corporations as uncaring monsters long before any parties set foot in the courtroom. For many years now, the Plaintiffs’ Bar has used litigation tactics consistent with the “Reptile Theory” to gain an advantage in the litigation and influence the ultimate outcome in the courtroom. In this presentation, we will address ways to combat these tactics by transforming the perception of the company from the inception of the case in the United States.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
10/18/2016

This is a list of supplemental resources for the session.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Edward Boyle, Lawrence Cooke, Michael Martinez, Joelle Quilla, Jonathan Robbins
Publication Date
10/19/2016

This is an outline for the session.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Charles Baldwin, Megan Belcher, Alexander Giftos, Ronald Peppe
Publication Date
10/17/2016

This is a presentation outline for the session.

Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
10/18/2016

This is a sample document retention schedule.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Bennett B. Borden, Partner, and Jason R. Baron, Of Counsel, Drinker Biddle & Reath
Publication Date
01/19/2017

This sample memorandum represents outside counsel memorializing certain actions taken by a client party in meeting any continuing preservation obligations it has under three legal holds, as well as documenting a new matter that potentially gives rise to further preservation obligations.

Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Author
Jackson Lewis
Publication Date
06/24/2017

This sample addresses how when conducting internal investigations the steps that should be taken to ensure the investigation is properly concluded and that the investigation file is in order.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Articles
Publication Date
03/16/2017
5 pages

In addition to the professional requirements, and the risks of sanctions or adverse decisions, corporate counsel must avoid the high costs of excessive collection and processing by outside vendors -- and the resulting increases in review costs as well.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Program Materials
Publication Date
07/15/2016

Sample Outside Counsel Billing Guidelines Contributed by ACC Legal Operations Members

Resource Details
Source: Meetings
Collection: Legal Operations
Audience: Legal Operations
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
03/16/2017

This is a sample contract between an advertising agency and advertiser.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
07/28/2017

This is a sample litigation hold policy.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
04/03/2018
3 pages

Sample job description for responsibities for interpreting data, analyzing results and providing on-going reports and metrics to execute our primary goal to reduce legal spend, while improving quality, value, and forecasting.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Collection: Legal Operations
Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
Articles
Author
Mark D. Hansen, CPE, CSP, PE, CPEA
Publication Date
06/20/2016
3 pages

Employees' use of cell phone while driving is a potential source of liability for the employer. In this short article, learn tips to train the business on banning the use of cell phones while driving.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
12/21/2015

Legal process improvement offers the greatest opportunities to increase efficiencies and reduce costs in a litigation process.

Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
10/17/2016

This Checklist sets out a comprehensive list of information that should be requested regarding due diligence.

Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
11/21/2016

This is a sample Single Plaintiff Exposure analysis related to the Wage and Hour InfoPak.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Region: United States
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
04/03/2018
4 pages

Internal kick-off meeting agenda template for new eDiscovery case.

Resource Details
Source: Resource Library
Collection: Legal Operations
Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
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