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2021 Legal Technology Report for In-house Counsel

ACC and Exterro, the leader in Legal GRC software, are pleased to present our 2021 Legal Technology Report for In-house Counsel. In today's in-house legal department, technology is no longer just a nice-to-have. With growing amounts of data to review, a variety of third parties — law firms, service providers, internal business units, etc. — to work with, and an evolving set of e-discovery, compliance, incident response, information governance, and data privacy requirements, corporate counsel must leverage technology to adequately protect and serve their organization.


Collecting Online Data for eDiscovery & Litigation Readiness Report

ACC and Pagefreezer are pleased to present the Collecting Online Data for eDiscovery & Litigation Readiness Report, which aims to understand how legal departments are dealing with the substantial growth in new data sources that most companies have experienced over the last few years, and to identify key challenges. The results reveal important quantitative insights into the maturity of Information Governance (IG) programs and the extent to which legal departments are prepared for the discovery process involved in potential litigation.


2021 ACC Legal Operations: Who Uses What Legal Technology?

This report provides a summary of the use of technology within legal departments, based on a survey conducted in autumn 2020 at the behest of the Tools & Technology Interest Group of ACC Legal Operations. Like its 2018 predecessor, this survey report also facilitates conversations among ACC Legal Operations members about the utility and effectiveness of the technology tools that they are using by including a directory of participants who are willing to be contacted, as well as a comprehensive list of companies using specific tools.


2021 Chief Legal Officers Survey

ACC, in partnership with Exterro, the exclusive ACC Alliance Partner for eDiscovery, data privacy, and cybersecurity, present the results of the 2021 Chief Legal Officers Survey.

This study of chief legal officers and general counsel builds on responses from 947 participants in organizations spanning 21 industries and 44 countries, and it covers the role and reach of CLOs, their influence on the business, the political and regulatory environment, and the outlook for the legal department.


2020 State of Cybersecurity Report, An In-house Perspective

The ACC Foundation introduces the 2020 State of Cybersecurity Report, An In-house Perspective. This report sheds light on the growing role that legal departments are playing in organization-wide cybersecurity policies and practices.

With responses from 586 companies in 20 industries and 36 countries, the data included in this report provides a comprehensive understanding of how legal departments in organizations of different sizes engage in cybersecurity matters.


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Research Archive

Explore ACC's Research Archive to learn about other interesting topics covered in previous reports, such as global corporate legal practices, in-house trends, law department management, and much more.



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