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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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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.
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Intake & Triage, Part 3: Use Knowledge Management to Save Time and Stress

January 15, 2020 Jodie Baker
his 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.
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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
It may not be the stuff of compelling legal thrillers, but Intake truly is a paramount concern for Legal Departments: Done wrong, it can lead to fumbled projects, duplicated efforts and/or an overwhelming pipeline. Done right, it can set up each matter for success. In our new series, we will address the ins and outs of Intake – and how a few adjustments to the process can improve your operations, service and morale.
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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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Legal Department Strategic Plans: Maximum Impact, Minimal Navel-Gazing

December 5, 2018 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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Legal Depts: Show Me the Money!

November 14, 2018 Jodie Baker
Legal Departments Share How They Manage Budgets and Finances
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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 and fewer resources is huge.
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The Data-Driven Legal Budget

September 12, 2018 Jodie Baker
Starting the budget process with a strategic look at both your external spend and your internal workload will result in a better financial picture.
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White Paper: LegalTech Roadmap

September 10, 2018 Jodie Baker
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.
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Make your CIO Happy

June 13, 2018 Jodie Baker
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.
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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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Corporate Legal Operations White Paper

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