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Survive or Thrive? What Visibility Can Mean for Your Team Right Now

May 13, 2020 Jodie Baker
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.
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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 collaboration, expedience and communication. Learn how it can work for in-house law.
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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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Take Your Legal Department Remote Tomorrow

March 16, 2020 Jodie Baker
The five things you need to do now to prepare your in-house legal team for a quick transition to a virtual Legal Department.
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Coca-cola Amatil Case Study

October 2, 2019 Jodie Baker
Reporting should be more than a necessary evil: It’s an opportunity to connect with your Legal Department’s stakeholders and share critical information. This series will address the art and science of reporting by audience. In short, who needs to know what? In the final installment, we will look at the Legal Department itself.
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Part 4: Build a Stronger Legal Department with Smart Reports

September 11, 2019 Jodie Baker
Reporting should be more than a necessary evil: It’s an opportunity to connect with your Legal Department’s stakeholders and share critical information. This series will address the art and science of reporting by audience. In short, who needs to know what? In the final installment, we will look at the Legal Department itself.
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Part 3: Make the GC Happy - Three Keys to Smart Legal Department Reports

August 20, 2019 Jodie Baker
Reporting should be more than a necessary evil: It’s an opportunity to connect with your Legal Department’s stakeholders and share critical information. This series will address the art and science of reporting by audience. In short, who needs to know what? In this installment, we’ll cover your organization’s top leaders: the CEO and board.
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Reporting for Legal Department Stakeholders, Part 2: CEO and Board

July 15, 2019 Jodie Baker
Reporting should be more than a necessary evil: It’s an opportunity to connect with your Legal Department’s stakeholders and share critical information. This series will address the art and science of reporting by audience. In short, who needs to know what? In this installment, we’ll cover your organization’s top leaders: the CEO and board.
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Six Mistakes You Can Avoid with Business Unit Reporting

June 18, 2019 Jodie Baker
Reporting should be more than a necessary evil: It’s an opportunity to connect with your Legal Department’s stakeholders and share critical information. This series will address the art and science of reporting by audience. In short, who needs to know what? First up: your business unit clients.
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In-House Legal Data Analytics (part 4) -Why

May 15, 2019 Jodie Baker
The fundamentals of legal data analytics are universal, and data collection can be simple and relatively painless. “The why.”
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'In-House Legal Data Analytics for Beginners' eBook

April 25, 2019 Jodie Baker
We’re here to help: The Xakia team has created a field guide to make legal data analytics accessible for Legal Departments of all sizes and lawyer of all backgrounds. Download our free e-book, In-House Legal Data Analytics for Beginners, and get started today.
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In-House Legal Data Analytics (part 3) -When

April 2, 2019 Jodie Baker
The fundamentals of legal data analytics are universal, and data collection can be simple and relatively painless. “The when.” There are two key timing elements for Legal Departments: turnaround time and working time.
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In-House Legal Data Analytics (part 2) -What

March 14, 2019 Jodie Baker
The fundamentals of legal data analytics are universal, and data collection can be simple and relatively painless. The what - calls to your Legal Department’s output: What exactly do you do around here? A smart collection and classification of your legal work will help you identify opportunities for improvement.
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Legal Dept. optimisation ... in seconds

February 27, 2019 Jodie Baker
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.
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Video: Build your Legal Department Strategy in 1 hour on 1 page

February 20, 2019 Jodie Baker
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.
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Guest Post: How General Counsel Can Be Strategic Business Partners

January 29, 2019 Ian Nolan, Brightflag CEO
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
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Flying Blind? Half of Legal Departments Work Without a Strategic Plan

January 9, 2019 Jodie Baker
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.
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Data Driven Efficiency for In-house Legal

February 5, 2018 Jodie Baker
True Stories of In-house Legal Data Driven Efficiency
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Xakia does matter! ACC NatCon 2016

November 21, 2016 Jodie Baker
Australian ACC National Conference 2016 theme: legal teams seeking ways to understand their own legal function.
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Corporate Legal Data: Work Types

November 12, 2016 Jodie Baker
By capturing just 1 or 2 data points on work categories, corporate legal data can help achieve collaborative productivity.
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