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The 2018 ACC Annual Meeting: Thriving in a Fast-Moving World

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Last week, our team spent some time in Austin, Texas, attending sessions at the 2018 ACC Annual Meeting. This year’s event was packed with dynamic and informed speakers who were passionate about the needs of in-house counsel. Though each session covered a different topic, the concept of staying on pace infast-moving and ever-changing times was woven into every learning experience. ... Read More »

The CLOC 2018 Institute: A Fresh Take on Corporate Legal Services

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This year’s Corporate Legal Operations Institute (CLOC) was hailed as the largest global gathering of corporate legal professionals. The CLOC 2018 conference offered many opportunities for long-time industry pros and newcomers to the field to network, share, and learn. The conference provided valuable tools for development, best practices, and technology adoption of legal operations departments. The CounselLink® team gained three ... Read More »

Equipping Your Department to Thrive in the Modern Legal Ops World

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You hear it time and again: “Corporate legal departments must do more with less—operate smarter, faster, and more cost-effectively.” As the legal workload grows in both volume and complexity, corporate legal operations often find it challenging to keep up with the demands that define the new status quo. Responding to the needs of your department and of the business requires ... Read More »

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »