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Wealth of articles about legal operations in the footnotes to leading treatise

As I read through the latest supplement to Robert Haig’s Successful Partnering Between Inside and Outside Counsel (West) I marveled at the large number of articles cited in the various update chapters. True, some of them go back to 2006 and 2007, but if you want to find what has been written about all kinds of legal department management topics into 2010, this is the source to visit. The co-authors, many of whom are distinguished partners in law firms, know how to do research!

As one example, Chapter 77, on Outsourcing, refers on page 818 to no less than 16 articles in the footnotes. That number is not unusual and the mixture includes trade journals, law review articles, blogs, conferences, and items from the business press.