Legal Operations: What to look for in a legal technology partner

posted in Legal Technology

Today’s legal department is under pressure “do more with less”. Executives expect the legal department to be a true business partner, helping the business achieve their goals, creating value and keeping a keen eye on costs. To deliver on these expectations, legal leaders look to technology solutions to help them drive efficiency, generate insights and control costs. With many legal […]

Five questions to ask yourself before purchasing software for legal operations

posted in Cloud technology

Optimising the way your legal departments operates can be a tedious process if not planned and implemented well. It used to be that only large corporate law departments could afford to optimise the delivery of their legal services by hiring dedicated legal operations functions. However, nowadays, with the right technology, even small legal departments can innovate, without taking time away from […]

How GCs in Small CLDs are Meeting their Legal Operations Challenges

posted in Legal Innovation, Legal Technology

Ask any General Counsel about the legal operations challenges they face on a daily basis and the answer that comes back is most likely about increasing productivity, streamlining processes and/or creating value. It all boils down to operational efficiency, and being about to work in the most strategic way possible. To address these challenges, an entirely new discipline of “Legal […]

What is Legal Operations?

posted in Cloud technology, Legal Innovation, Legal Technology

What is Legal Operations?  If you are part of a legal department, you are probably already dealing with Legal Operations, whether or not you know it as such. To answer the question”What is Legal Operations?“, it’s important to make a distinction between the two things legal departments focus on. The first is legal work like providing legal advice, managing litigation […]

Legal Project Management: Learning the basics to mitigate project risk

posted in Legal Risk Management

Could you benefit from a better understanding of Legal Project Management? Legal project management is no easy task. Not only does it require meticulous budget and cost controlling, but project managers also need to be able to mitigate risks that could cause the project to fail – be it a contract, merger or acquisition, or a case. Project management is the […]

CASE STUDY: How Vebego got entity management under control

posted in Entity Management, Legal Technology

As legal counsel, staying on top of corporate housekeeping can be your biggest challenge, especially when it comes to entity management. As the central point for managing corporate records, company structure, compliance and risk across multiply entities, you want to be accurate and thorough in all that you do. And this can be hard if your info is spread across […]

AI in the Legal Department: Can artificial intelligence transform your legal operations?

posted in Legal Innovation, Legal Technology

Legal departments are under increased pressure to operate like any other business unit, controlling costs and providing value that affects the bottom line. To accomplish this, legal departments, and increasingly legal operations professionals, are keen to adopt new technologies to increase efficiency and operate more strategically, including those that use Artificial Intelligence (AI). While AI promises to help legal professionals, aside from creating […]

CLOC: Legal Operations need to assess vendors’ cybersecurity

posted in Cybersecurity, General Counsel

Legal Operations need a standard way to assess the cyber-security of third party vendors, including law firms & technology providers, that according to CLOC. In a post-conference report by CLOC (Corporate Legal Operations Consortium), it was noted that legal operations’ knowledge of cyber-security is typically limited. They emphasised that when talking about corporate legal operations and cyber-security, it’s not only about data housed in the company […]

Creating an effective data breach management plan to reduce risk

posted in Cybersecurity, Data Privacy, General Counsel, Legal Risk Management

According to a recent ACC survey, 70% of CLOs rate protection of corporate data and managing data breaches as an extremely or very important issue to address over the next 12 months. What’s more, 27% had experienced a data breach at their organisations within the past two years, up from 23% in the previous year’s survey. Of course, with an […]

CASE STUDY: How GNT Group built an efficient legal department with effacts

posted in Contract Management, Entity Management, General Counsel, Legal Risk Management, Legal Technology

Along with company growth comes the growth of obligations, and of course risk. That’s why a company starting out as a small local operation and growing into a large multinational soon finds themselves lacking the legal support they need. And then comes the question of how to set up the first legal department and exactly what is required. A perfect […]