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Evaluating LegalTech? Five Considerations for Small & Large Legal Departments

October 5, 2021 Jodie Baker
Your Legal Department is small today – but it may not be in five years. Learn what to look for when evaluating legal technology.
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How to Ace the “Justify Your Existence” Conversation

June 24, 2021 Jodie Baker
If you do not yet have a modern matter management system, this can be an effective foundation for the “Justify Your Existence” conversation.
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Why Most Legal Dept. Strategic Plans Fail (and Why Yours Won’t)

January 14, 2021 Jodie Baker
A strategic plan is the best way to ensure your Legal Department is positioned to handle evolving challenges. Download our whitepaper and template to get started.
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Yearly Planning in an Abnormal Year

December 14, 2020 Jodie Baker
Legal departments that proactively pause to plan for the “new normal” will be better prepared for the transition, be better equipped to handle non-COVID work, and will weather what promises to be another strange year with less stress.
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Movember Case Study

August 5, 2020 The Xakia Team
The Movember Foundation chose Xakia to coordinate communication among lawyers on three continents and its seasonal secondees.
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Automate Your LegalOps To-Do List

June 1, 2020 Jodie Baker
We recommend straightforward tactics to help you become more effective and efficient – a legal operations plan to thrive during and after the coronavirus.
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Survive or Thrive? What Visibility Can Mean for Your Team Right Now

May 13, 2020 Jodie Baker
Find out how you can gain visibility into your legal matters through Agile. It can help your in--house legal team stay focused and more productive.
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Batelco & Xakia Case Study

May 12, 2020 The Xakia Team
Batelco selected Xakia to deliver reliable matter intake – and now uses the software to make data-driven performance goals.
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Agile for Legal Departments: System for Stress Relief

April 22, 2020 Jodie Baker
As a practice management system, Agile offers legal departments improved collaboration, expedience and communication. Learn how it can work for your in-house legal team.
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Are You Ready for a New Way to Work? Three Critical Questions

March 30, 2020 Jodie Baker
Could an Agile system help with legal operations and management of remote legal departments? Three questions in-house legal departments should answer.
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How to Take Your Legal Department Remote Tomorrow

March 16, 2020 The Xakia Team
The five things you need to do now to prepare your in-house legal team for a quick transition to a virtual legal department. Watch our webinar now to find out more.
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Syneos Health Case Study

February 24, 2020 The Xakia Team
Megan Isaacson, Legal Operations Manager at Syneos Health, needed a saner approach to legal intake and triage.
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Part 3: Intake & Triage - Knowledge Management

January 15, 2020 Jodie Baker
In this blog, we learn the 3 simple questions that can help you build an intelligent approach to reoccurring legal work…no robots required.
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Intake & Triage Part 2: Keeping Your Business Clients Happy

December 2, 2019 Jodie Baker
Your Legal Intake & Triage framework can borrow a few best practices from the school of queue management – the study of how humans behave in line for a bank teller, an airline check-in counter or….a roller coaster.
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Why Intake & Triage Matters for Corporate Legal Departments

November 12, 2019 Jodie Baker
This blog will address the ins and outs of legal intake – and how a few adjustments to the process can improve your legal operations, service and morale.
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Coca-Cola Amatil Case Study

October 2, 2019 The Xakia Team
Coca-Cola Amatil needed a way to capture the team’s “full universe of matters” to ensure accuracy in reporting to business units and the leadership team. Read the case study to find out more.
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Part 4: Build a Stronger Legal Department with Smart Reports

September 11, 2019 Jodie Baker
This blog series will address the art and science of legal reporting by audience. In this article, we'll look at reporting for the Legal Department itself.
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Budget Benchmarks: Where do you Stand?

August 28, 2018 Jodie Baker
Budget season approaches – and soon it will be time to turn your attention from the law to the ledger. The next few months will be a critical time to request and allocate resources for the year ahead.
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LegalTech by the Numbers: Legal Ops Findings

July 31, 2018 Jodie Baker
Since Xakia launched the Legal Operations Health Check, in-house counsel on five continents have completed the online assessment. Two months later, their responses provide a quantitative look at the real state of legal operations in departments of all sizes.
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Legal Tech and Small Departments

June 27, 2018 The Xakia Team
Legaltech isn’t just for large legal departments. Learn how three small in-house legal teams deployed technology to find efficiency and time savings.
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Workflow Management: Critical Issues

April 20, 2018 Jodie Baker
Our findings from the Legal Operations Health Check, including trends and benchmarking data.
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Advancing Strategy or Fighting Fires?

March 28, 2018 Jodie Baker
Legal operations provides a surprisingly straightforward solution: Track your activity, measure its strategic value, and make smart, data-driven change.
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What CEOs Want from Legal Departments

February 20, 2018 Jodie Baker
Whether you are among the 61% of U.S. law departments that report directly to the CEO or whether your relationship is more dotted-line, it’s important to know what your executives and boards value most – and how you can leverage legal operations to bolster your most important work relationships.
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Easy, high impact change for 2018

January 5, 2018 Jodie Baker
How do you quickly and easily change the way your corporate legal team operates for a more effective (and less stressful!) 2018?
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How do legal teams define value?

March 2, 2017 Jodie Baker
Is the value added by a legal team defined by cost savings, value of matters worked on and risk avoided, or by the achievement of an organisation's strategic goals?
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Xakia does matter! ACC NatCon 2016

November 21, 2016 Jodie Baker
Xakia attended the Australian ACC National Conference and we noticed a theme - legal teams are seeking ways to understand their own legal function.
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