Earlier this week we published the results of a new survey of legal departments which found 70% of said this year has been better than the last year. It also identified existing relationships as the top gauge for evaluating outside counsel. We’ve taken the data from the survey and developed this infographic, which is this week’s Friday Share.
The highlights include the top goals that corporate legal have in mind as round the corner into the New Year. It’s also provides a sense for how legal departments plan to achieve those goals – which includes findings mirrored in other studies (i.e. bring more work in-house), but it also shows a renewed interest in legal department optimization and an investment in technology.
In fact 37% of legal departments expect to invest in technology in the next 12 months, which is likely to help those departments climb the ladder of maturity in legal department operations.
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