Law360, New York (January 2, 2018, 10:57 AM EST) -- Hiring a legal operations professional to optimize services and boost efficiency in a law department can shift and distribute certain tasks away from general counsels and other lawyers, who increasingly are under pressure to deliver more with fewer resources and spend less each year.
Historically, law departments haven't necessarily been process- or efficiency-driven. But the multidisciplinary ops function can add business management skills to the department and allow it to operate similar to other areas of an organization, as opposed to one entity dealing with its own issues, said Brad Blickstein, principal at the Blickstein Group.
"Lawyers always felt like they...
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