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A Great Start to 2018: Opportunities and Insights from Industry Trends Report


Real-world data to help you capture opportunities for substantial impact. That is what the newest CounselLink® Enterprise Legal Management Trends Report provides to your organization. For the last six years, this unique resource has allowed legal departments to understand and get ahead of legal metrics trends. Unlike industry studies based on surveys, the data for the Trends Report is derived from ... Read More »

Don’t Get Left Behind: Implementing a Legal Department Metrics Program

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As the Director of Legal Operations for the world’s most geographically diversified casino-entertainment company, I see first-hand that my legal department faces many of the same challenges encountered by corporate law departments around the globe. Over the past 24 years, I have seen the demand for services increase considerably. To meet the demand, we have implemented several strategic initiatives in ... Read More »

Best Ways to Maximize the Value of Your Legal Department


There’s no doubt that corporate legal departments have their hands full now more than ever. Along with controlling legal spend and managing matters, your department is expected to be a strategic partner to the overall organization equipped with valuable business metrics. Any department within an organization is expected to demonstrate its worth, but this is especially true for legal departments, ... Read More »

The Benefits of Legal Request: A Customer Perspective


As a legal department administrator, I experience first-hand many of the challenges faced by corporate law departments across the country. My department team members and I receive numerous requests for legal work, and we work on hundreds of matters across various locations. We are always looking for ways to save time, simplify processes, and improve communications. Recently, Eaton Corporation had ... Read More »

The Evolving Role of General Counsels in the Corporate Legal Department

The Evolving Role of General Counsels in the Corporate Legal Department

At the recent ACC Annual meeting, I noticed that the role of General Counsels (GCs) appears to be expanding after my team and I met several corporate GCs who seemed to be taking a new path. Each of the attorneys we spoke to had made a successful career for themselves in the legal world but were currently pursuing high-level business ... Read More »

Innovation Serves as the Main Theme at the 2017 ACC Annual Meeting


Last week, we had the opportunity to attend and present at the ACC 2017 Annual Meeting where we gained some valuable insight from thought leaders across the legal sector. At LexisNexis® CounselLink®, innovation and forward-thinking is always at the forefront of what we do, so it was great to be a part of a conversation focused on the future of ... Read More »

How to Implement a Diversity Program in the Legal Department


Diversity and inclusion initiatives are about providing development and leadership opportunities to everyone – regardless of gender, race, or creed. Many corporations have formal diversity statements and programs to support these initiatives. Law departments are an area of increasing focus because it has been noted that they are generally more diverse than law firms within the legal industry. According to ... Read More »

Driving your legal department with dashboards to improve reporting and performance


Legal departments need accurate, easy to read reports that can be communicated across the organization. I hear it all the time. Recently, Hyperion Research had a good post related to management dashboards. But how do you build a report that’s clearly readable yet also contains all the critical information that should be included? I completely agree with the advice: make sure ... Read More »

Three Ways to Improve Your Team’s Experience with CounselLink®


Implementing CounselLink® was an important step in improving your legal operations, but the entire team needs to adapt for it to be truly successful. You want to make sure you are doing everything possible to make it easy and efficient for your legal department to take advantage of what CounselLink has to offer. Make it Easier to Access with Single ... Read More »

When It Comes to Enterprise Legal Software, Change Doesn’t Have to Be Hard


User adoption with your enterprise legal software got you stumped? In the world of enterprise legal software, many companies evaluate metrics like ROI, process automation and optimization, and reporting capability when making a vendor/software selection. With all of that to consider, the ease of user adoption often takes a backseat during the software evaluation process, but this might be a major ... Read More »