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Legal Department Strategic Plans: Maximum Impact, Minimal Navel-Gazing

December 20, 2020 Jodie Baker
Why should Legal Departments make strategic plans? According to the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Legal Operations Maturity Model Toolkit, there are five primary reasons to engage in strategic planning.
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Low-Fuss, No-Budget Ideas for Improving Your Legal Ops in 2021

November 10, 2020 Jodie Baker
When it comes to legal operations, there are many straightforward steps you can take that will take little time and cost no extra money, but pay ample dividends in terms of expedience and sanity.
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Forecasting Legal Operations in 2021

October 13, 2020 Jodie Baker
It’s Q4 2020 - which means it's time for budgets, planning, and predictions for the year ahead. When it comes to legal operations, we can share a forecast based on data.
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What’s the Real State of Legal Operations and What Does It Mean for You?

September 21, 2020 Jodie Baker
Xakia shares the results of the Legal Operations Health Check, the most practical look yet at how Legal Departments are evolving their Legal Department tools, policies and procedures.
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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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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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Video: Build Your Legal Department Strategy in 1 Hour on 1 Page

February 20, 2019 The Xakia Team
Without a legal strategic plan, your in-house legal team will be trapped under 'busywork' and unable to accomplish meaningful improvements or demonstrate value. Watch the webinar and download the white paper to learn more.
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Flying Blind? Half of Legal Departments Work Without a Strategic Plan

January 9, 2019 Jodie Baker
According to Xakia’s Legal Operations Health Check, nearly half of corporate Legal Departments are working without a formal plan. It's important to have a legal strategy in place - read on to find out more.
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Three Steps to Executing Your Legal Department Strategy

December 17, 2018 Jodie Baker
Two-thirds to three-quarters of large organizations struggle to implement their strategies. Download Xakia’s ready-to-use Legal Department Strategic Plan Template now to get started.
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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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Faster Horses

May 30, 2018 Anne Post
Legal departments face a messy and mutating maze of regulations and a bigger workload. As the work expands, three options emerge: Hire more lawyers, spend more on outside lawyers, or find new ways of doing things.
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Deliver Conference ROI in Four Steps

May 13, 2018 Jodie Baker
Four practical tips for Legal Departments to make the most of the lessons and expertise delivered at the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium’s 2018 Conference
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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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Legal Operations: Take the Health Check

April 6, 2018 Jodie Baker
Interested in legal operations but not sure where to start? Our Legal Operations Health Check will give you recommendations in 30 minutes.
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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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Legal Ops for Small Legal Depts

March 19, 2018 Jodie Baker
Regardless of size, all in-house teams want to provide the best legal services to their organizations in the most efficient and effective manner. That's the basic objective behind legal operations, and you don't have to be in a monolithic corporation to get there.
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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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Data Driven Efficiency for In-house Legal Teams

February 5, 2018 Jodie Baker
True stories of in-house legal data driven efficiency from two organisations. Check out the blog if you're also wondering what data can do for you.
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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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