If you feel mired in Month 13 of a tough year, it’s easy to miss the fresh energy that traditionally fuels so many strategic plans and New Year’s resolutions. It’s tempting to wait or skip planning altogether.
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.
Xakia shares the results of the Legal Operations Health Check, the most practical look yet at how Legal Departments across the spectrum of size, industry and geography are evolving their Legal Department tools, policies and procedures.
This blog series has focused on Agile, a way of working that’s being used by more than 70 percent of our business colleagues, according to the Project Management Institute, and an increasingly popular matter management system for in-house teams.
Legal Departments are so often buried in work that it’s hard, if not impossible, to pause and contemplate strategic projects. However, without a strategic plan, your Legal Department will be trapped under 'busywork' and unable to accomplish meaningful improvements or demonstrate value.
As a recent general counsel and chief legal officer for Toll Group, Adam Martin understands the evolving role of corporate legal counsel. He was a senior legal leader for the global transportation and logistics company for almost 20 years
Nearly half of corporate Legal Departments are working without a formal plan, according to Xakia’s Legal Operations Health Check. This survey polled in-house lawyers and legal operations personnel on five continents; it provides valuable insights on the state of strategic planning within legal operations, providing data on alignment, metrics and more.
Two-thirds to three-quarters of large organizations struggle to implement their strategies. Are you ready to start 2019 with some strategic direction? Download Xakia’s ready-to-use Legal Department Strategic Plan Template today.
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.
More money, more problems? For small Legal Departments, the opposite may be true: While their budgets may have fewer zeroes than their larger counterparts, the pressure to deliver with fewer people and fewer resources is huge.
Our white paper will show you how to write a legal technology business case that doesn’t simply ask for “more lawyers,” but considers the processes and systems to streamline delivery and increase accuracy. We have also included a template to get your legal technology roadmap started.
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.
The best legal technology can be doomed to fail without a purposeful plan for the human beings who will use it. Here are tips for securing leadership support, fostering user involvement….and overcoming your lawyers’ skepticism.
As you explore legal tech solutions, it’s imperative to get buy-in from your IT department. You are more likely to succeed if you understand the IT team’s concerns and go in prepared. We provide 10 questions to get you started.
Legal Departments are acutely aware of the importance of protecting company information. Ensuring legal technology tools meet appropriate information security standards is critical to any procurement decision, and this checklist will help you to move through the Q&A stage as quickly as possible.
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.
How do we ensure that in-house counsel are engaged in strategy instead of inundated by legal whack-a-mole? Legal operations provides a surprisingly straightforward solution: Track your activity, measure its strategic value, and make smart, data-driven change.