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Read this insightful post from Legal Evolution (Bill Henderson) to understand specific factors that influence the rate of adoption of an innovation. The post also notes the rise and [...]
Olga Mack and Katie Bloom suggest five trends that are change the legal industry: (1) artificial intelligence (AI); (2) the rise of legal operations professionals; (3) the rise of in-house [...]
A discussion of Michael Tucker's strategy to shift the dialogue from viewing the Avis legal department as a cost center to the legal department as a revenue driver and [...]
CLOC offered a program at the 2016 CLOC Institute, "How to Put on a Kick-Ass Legal Department Offsite. If your department is growing or if your boss is asking you to "party plan" and organize a department-wide, multi-day meeting, this is the session for you. Come hear from our resident experts about what goes into planning a kick-ass legal conference. The session covered do's and don'ts, venues, speakers, best practices, war stories, budget gotchas and more. Available to CLOC members.
Legal departments need to consider their operational maturity model to determine which aspects of eBilling a legal department is ready for.
A Leader’s Guide to Delegating Legal Work: Stratifying Legal Services and Expanding the Role of Non-Lawyers in Your Department
As legal departments expand their roles as business partners and compliance advisers, we have seen roles develop outside of the traditional attorney discipline. As with subject matter expertise, certain skills from other professions can assist the department to be more effective. This ACC program explored the strategic use of program managers, paraprofessionals, and other business experts to enable the delivery of legal services across the legal department and organization more broadly.
Law departments are often considered cost centers for the business, not revenue generators. However, there is a variety of ways to change this perception and allow law departments to collaborate with business clients to add to the company’s bottom line. This panel examines some of the programs and strategies that in-house counsel can use to reduce legal spend and generate revenue. Topics discussed will include affirmative recovery programs (for example, monitoring contractual performance and intellectual property infringement), third-party litigation financing, licensing IP or other valuable assets, investments in new technology, and creative legal matter staffing. This ACC panel also examines how to build relationships with business clients to create and implement successful programs involving them and how to track and communicate law department profitability and performance.