Pieces of Eight: my posts with lists of eight

Having scoured my posts for lists of six and seven, I conclude this obsession with my lists of eight. The first three years produced 10 of them (See my post of July 14, 2005: 8 methods to train clients; Jan. 17, 2006: Ethics Officer Association (EOA) and 8 global standards; Feb. 8, 2006: 8 measures of a country’s legal infrastructure; May 21, 2006: 8 methods to control legal costs; Dec. 11, 2006: 8 calculations you can do with the invoices of a firm; Feb. 25, 2007: 8 roles of inside counsel; March 20, 2007: 8 best-practice factors in procurement; Nov. 8, 2007: 8 suggestions for alignment; and Oct. 12, 2008: 8 modest recycling steps.).

Thereafter, 2009 was a banner year, with 12 pieces of eight (See my post of Jan. 30, 2009: 8 benefits of virtual deal rooms; Feb. 5, 2009: 8 cognitive traps; Feb. 5, 2009: 8 downsides of the recession; Feb. 13, 2009: 8 technology roles in law departments; March 23, 2009: when forced to reduce staff, 8 changes a law department needs from its clients; April 25, 2009: 8 ways law departments stick out compared to other staff functions; July 8, 2009: 8 benefits of having an in-house lawyer responsible for relations with a primary law firm; Aug. 10, 2009: 8 myths procurement professionals harbor about US legal departments; Sept. 5, 2009: 8 fundamental software packages for law departments; Sept. 21, 2009: 8 reasons why a relationship partner might not make constructive suggestions; Oct. 21, 2009: 8 ways to increase revenue per lawyer; and Nov. 10, 2009: tracking time, 8 pros and 6 cons.).

The pace has slowed since that year (See my post of June 21, 2010: 8 suggestions for cc’s on e-mails; Dec. 10, 2010: 8 myths of innovation; and Feb. 8, 2011: 8 suggestions for how to learn more about your client’s business.).

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