GCs See Legal Ops As Avenue To Improve Diversity

Law360, Las Vegas (May 14, 2019, 7:58 PM EDT) -- In-house departments and law firms haven't yet made enough significant progress on diversity and inclusion in the legal industry, but a fresh set of eyes from legal operations teams might soon make some headway, general counsel said at a conference Tuesday.

During the opening panel at the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium's annual meeting in Las Vegas, general counsel at companies including Gap Inc. and Oracle Corp. applauded their legal ops departments for promoting innovation and collaboration with firm partners to attain lasting change on diversity. CLOC defines legal ops as a "multidisciplinary function within a legal department that optimizes services delivery to a business...

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