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Law departments can turn to a full-fledged graphics department at a law firm

Weil, Gotshal & Manges has set up an ancillary function that is unusual. “One of the things that we have done is to create an in-house graphics group for trials and hearings. They do all the in-court graphics rather than our going outside and paying extraordinary fees.” The quote comes from Met. Corp. Counsel, Vol. 18, Feb. 2010 at 11, by a partner at Weil (James Quinn Only the most mega of mega firms can support such a specialized service but it does distinguish the firm.

Other instances of law firms that set up complementary services have been pointed out on this blog. Most plentiful these days are firms that advise on and handle discovery. But many other forms of extra assistance, at a charge, are available.

Law departments have not lacked for opportunities to obtain from law firms services that complement legal advice (See my post of June 28, 2006: added-value services – IT support, access to work product, CLE, secondees, extranets, recruitment, and contract tracking; July 21, 2005: higher-level listing; Feb. 25, 2007: law firm training of in-house counsel; June 5, 2007: rules-based guidance; June 18, 2007: software development; May 28, 2007: TV for CLE; Nov. 18, 2007: appellate advocacy training; and Feb. 17, 2008: team at a law firm includes academics.).

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3 responses to “Law departments can turn to a full-fledged graphics department at a law firm”

  1. I found that most mid to large firms that I work with, all have graphic departments. I recently asked a friend of mine about the trend, and he said that in this downed economy, it was cheaper to bring on a designer than to outsource all of the work. Amazing how the legal system is still going forward in this economy.

  2. From a video producer’s standpoint I agree that in house graphics will save you money.
    However if you plan on going the next step, and creating a whole video with interviews, voice over, graphics and audio design, then you need to outsource a reputable legal production company.
    Only a company with staff from television backgrounds can create a proper video summary of your case.
    Take a look for yourself,

  3. We have been working with a few attorney’s offices and find this becoming a trend more and more. I think you’re on to something here!