Xakia Legal Operations

Legal Operations

Legal Departments – Managing Risk, Resourcing And Budgets

Having a legal operations program can help your in-house counsel control costs, identify efficiencies and improve performance. We know every in-house legal department is different, but legal operations can help organizations across all industries better manage the business of law.
General Counsel

General Counsel

Xakia can help you manage deadlines, business client questions and administrative demands. And most importantly, we help you prove value and keep your executive team and board informed about critical risk matters.
Legal Operations

Legal operations

Xakia can help you deploy resources strategically to support the company’s goals and safeguard it from risk, all while protecting the bottom line.
Small Legal Departments

Small Legal Departments

Regardless of your in-house counsel’s size, Xakia’s software will empower you to provide the best legal services possible in the most efficient and effective way.
Xakia Legal Operations
With legal operations, you can:
  • Show how the in-house legal counsel is supporting corporate objectives.
    Keep your team focused on matters that support and impact company priorities. Then, show your value through automated reports with analytics that speak the language of your internal clients.
  • Build a happier, more productive team.
    Eliminate guesswork when it comes to each project by giving each person visibility to the status of the project and ensure tasks have been quickly and appropriately assigned.
  • Control your budget.
    Actively managing and tracking your budget in real-time means you can adjust resources and projects to support your priorities.
  • Create faster and more meaningful reports.
    Remove the burden of administrative tasks by automating the process and produce analytics reports that your organization’s leadership can easily understand.

If your team is new to Legal Operations, we recommend getting started with the following resources:

Workflow Management
Legal Team Management
External Resource Management
Financial Management
Data Analytics
Knowledge Management
Technology Tools
Communications
Legal Work Streams
Strategic Planning
Workflow Management

Workflow Management

Success identifiers:

  • Standard, central information collection
  • Triaging of work through one or more legal contact points
  • “Self-help” tools such as frequently asked questions on your organizations intranet
Legal Team Management

Legal Team Management

Success identifiers:

  • KPIs align with organization and team strategy
  • Continuing legal education opportunities
  • Development plans that support individual growth in areas that are of benefit to your organization
External Resource Management
Financial Management

Financial Management

Success identifiers:

  • Budgets set and monitored for individual engagements
  • Documented and enforced billing guidelines
  • Tracked annual budgets to ensure the root cause for any overrun is understood in order to introduce initiatives to rectify the overrun
Data Analytics

Data Analytics

Success identifiers:

  • Captured data is automated into simple formats for sharing
  • Decision makers utilize data to understand the department
  • Resourcing decisions are data driven
Knowledge Management

Knowledge Management

Success identifiers:

  • Access to free law firm and alternative legal service provider publications
  • Use of free online knowledge services
  • Availability of up to date precedent documents
    Making sure people know their team members’ areas of expertise
Technology Tools

Technology Tools

Success identifiers:

  • External consultants have analyzed your needs to provide recommendations
  • Implemented technology tools strategically fit business needs
Communications

Communications

Success identifiers:

  • Current department work and resourcing is effectively communicated
  • Business unit executives receive established reports to understand where the legal department is providing support
  • Senior executives/boards receive reports that highlight key work and risk areas being managed by the legal department.
Legal Work Streams

Legal Work Streams

Success identifiers:

  • Resource intensive work is data-validated from a risk or strategy perspective
  • Capture data on critical work streams relevant to your business
  • A developed playbook for approvals in order to manage risk
Strategic Planning

Strategic Planning

Processes to consider:

  • Strategy is tailored to the unique business context, goals, risks, and operating environment
  • High value impact areas are clearly identified making the purpose of the work clear

 

We do the work. You get the credit.

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