Legal Operations is the function within the office of the general counsel that takes responsibility for efficient and effective delivery of legal services for the corporation.
ACC offers this Legal Operations Maturity Model as a reference tool. Use it to benchmark maturity in any given area(s), bearing in mind that priorities and aspirational targets will vary based on department size, staffing and budgets.
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A study of the state of maturity among in-house legal departments across 15 legal operations functions.
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The 2020 edition of ACC's in-depth study of chief legal officers and general counsel builds on responses from 1,007 participants in organizations spanning 20 industries and 47 countries. The report contains key insights on the role of the CLO and the legal department.
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