Taking a Dive Into Contract Management

Contract Lifecycle Management continues to be a fast-growing legal industry sector, but do you know ...

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The View for 2022

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2021: A Year in Review

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Posts by Colin Levy

Colin Levy
Colin is a sought-after legal tech writer and speaker. He was a key speaker at TECHxpo2019, a conference sponsored by the Ontario Bar Association, and has been featured in Above the Law. He also writes frequently on his blog, which was named by Feedspot as one of the Top 30 Legal Blogs in 2020. He is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and Boston College Law School and currently lives in Weston, Massachusetts with his husband and two demanding cats.

    Contract Management Blog Articles

    Colin Levy

    Posts by Colin Levy

    Colin is a sought-after legal tech writer and speaker. He was a key speaker at TECHxpo2019, a conference sponsored by the Ontario Bar Association, and has been featured in Above the Law. He also writes frequently on his blog, which was named by Feedspot as one of the Top 30 Legal Blogs in 2020. He is a graduate of Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and Boston College Law School and currently lives in Weston, Massachusetts with his husband and two demanding cats.

    January 10, 2022

    Taking a Dive Into Contract Management

    Contract Lifecycle Management continues to be a fast-growing legal industry sector, but do you know what it is?

    This post is intended to provide a brief overview of what this sector is about. In this post, I will:

    1. State a few underlying principles of CLM.
    2. Answer some frequently asked questions about what CLM is.
    3. Provide some additional resources for further review.

    Contracts are legal documents and, appropriately, are the domain of the legal function.

    Managing contracts, however, is a cross-functional exercise involving several functions including finance, legal, sales, and in larger companies, procurement.

    Jason Smith puts it this way:

    “There's a difference between managing the contract lifecycle (the process) and the contract (the document). The contract document is a legal artifact... the process is a business lifecycle. Once you understand this, the cross-functional concept becomes easier to address.”

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    November 18, 2021

    Getting to Know Colin Levy

    Meet Colin, one of our newest additions to the Malbek team! You may know Colin from his heavy social media presence, or his countless speaking affairs.  Actually, he was even a Contract Lens podcast guest! To get to know this legal tech star, we asked him seven questions. Here are his answers:

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