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

May 13, 2020 Jodie Baker
It’s not your imagination: Everything is harder right now. Workloads are up. In a global survey by Morrison Foerster, 63 percent of general counsel said their Legal Department is busier now. Work...
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Agile for Legal Departments: System for Stress Relief

April 22, 2020 Jodie Baker
The myriad moving pieces of any legal project – who’s doing what, when, what’s next – are hard enough before COVID-19 led to lock-down orders worldwide. Now lawyers are scrambling to work from...
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Are You Ready for a New Way to Work? Three Critical Questions

March 30, 2020 Jodie Baker
Nearly half of in-house lawyers feel stressed either most or all of the time, according to research from Law360. Stressors in the profession are myriad, to be sure, but for many Legal Departments,...
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Syneos Health Case Study

February 24, 2020 Jodie Baker
Megan Isaacson, Legal Operations Manager at Syneos Health, needed a saner approach to Legal Intake & Triage. She wanted to save her lawyers administrative time and hassle while improving service and...
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Intake & Triage, Part 3: Use Knowledge Management to Save Time and Stress

January 15, 2020 Jodie Baker
This series explores the ins and outs of Legal Intake & Triage – and how a few adjustments to the process can improve your operations, service and morale. In today’s installment, learn three simple...
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Intake & Triage, Part 2: Keeping Your Business Clients Happy

December 2, 2019 Jodie Baker
This series explores the ins and outs of Legal Intake & Triage – and how a few adjustments to the process can improve your operations, service and morale. Today’s topic: Client communication.  How...
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Why Intake & Triage Matters for Corporate Legal Departments

November 12, 2019 Jodie Baker
It may not be the stuff of compelling legal thrillers, but intake and triage truly is a paramount concern for Legal Departments: Done wrong, it can lead to fumbled projects, duplicated efforts and/or...
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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...
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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...
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Legal Department Strategic Plans: Maximum Impact, Minimal Navel-Gazing

December 5, 2018 Jodie Baker
The new year is just weeks away – and for the more than 70 percent of companies whose fiscal year follows the calendar year, it’s a new beginning in more ways than one. If you’re among the half of...
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Legal Depts: Show Me the Money!

November 14, 2018 Jodie Baker
Over half of Legal Departments lack clear view of spending There was a time when legal teams had some wiggle room with budgets — their costs to some extent could vary with the issues that arose. But...
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Make the Most of a Small Legal Budget

October 24, 2018 Jodie Baker
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...
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The Data-Driven Legal Budget

September 12, 2018 Jodie Baker
Use Legal Data to Improve Your Budget - and Strategy.   It’s not uncommon for the annual budget process to be the only time a Legal...
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White Paper: LegalTech Roadmap

September 10, 2018 Jodie Baker
Create a Legal Technology Roadmap in Three Steps   This white paper includes: Why you should have a technology roadmap How to define the composition of your road map How to build your...
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Make your CIO Happy

June 13, 2018 Jodie Baker
In-House LegalTech: 10 Questions to Ask Before You Go to the CIO   When it comes to implementing your legal tech roadmap, the Information Technology Department is a key ally: It can supply funding,...
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Faster Horses

May 30, 2018 Anne Post
Looking back on the industrial revolution, legend has it that automobile magnate Henry Ford once opined, “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.” In this...
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Corporate Legal Operations White Paper

March 6, 2018 Jodie Baker
This white paper is suitable for companies of any size to begin implementing successful corporate legal operations initiatives in four simple steps. ...
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