Legal Ops Pros Come Together To Push Industry Change
Law360, New York (March 16, 2016, 1:22 PM EDT) -- Cross-company collaboration propels innovation in legal departments and forces legal service providers to follow suit. Here, six legal operations directors discuss how working together is driving industry change.
Legal operations managers have risen to prominence in corporate America, but 15 to 20 years ago, the role was still brand-new and the directive to reduce costs, manage service providers and increase efficiency came with a question mark. Law firms were resistant to change, technologies were still rudimentary and there were no best practice blueprints for the germinating field of legal operations.
Today, however, the legal operations community is changing the way law...
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