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To communicate with outside counsel and save time and money, you can follow these tips:

  1. Clearly define your legal needs: Before reaching out to outside counsel, make sure you have a clear understanding of your legal needs. This will help you to provide a clear and concise explanation of the matter to the counsel, which will in turn help them to provide an accurate estimate of the time and cost involved.
  2. Provide relevant information: When communicating with outside counsel, make sure to provide all relevant information upfront and be responsive to additional requests for information. This will help them to understand the situation better and provide more accurate advice. Providing complete information upfront can also save time and reduce the need for follow-up communication. 
  3. Providing timely feedback. This can help your outside counsel make necessary adjustments to their strategy or approach. This can help prevent delays or mistakes, which can save you time and money.
  4. Set clear expectations: Clearly define your expectations with regards to the scope of work, timelines, and costs. This will help you and your counsel to stay on the same page and avoid any misunderstandings or surprises later on.
  5. Respect boundaries and understand your outside counsel’s availability. While you should expect a timely response to urgent matters, respecting your outside counsel’s boundaries can help prevent unnecessary interruptions or delays. This can save you time and money by allowing your outside counsel to work efficiently and effectively.
  6. Streamline and establishing clear lines of communication: Consider using technology tools like email, video conferencing, or online collaboration platforms to communicate with outside counsel. By agreeing on the preferred method and frequency of communication, you can stay informed and up-to-date on the progress of your legal matter. This can help prevent misunderstandings or missed deadlines, saving you time and money.This can help save time and money by reducing the need for in-person meetings or phone calls.
  7. Regularly review the work done: Regularly review the work done by outside counsel to ensure that it meets your expectations and is on track. This will help identify any issues early on and avoid any surprises at the end.

By following these tips, you can communicate with outside counsel effectively, save time and money, and ensure a successful outcome for your legal matter.