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Neville Eisenberg, Partner, and Bruce Braude, Director of Legal Operations Solutions, BCLP
Publication Date
03/01/2019
2 pages

Neville Eisenberg and Bruce Braude reflect on the ACC round table that they hosted in Hong Kong and conclude that General Counsel and legal operations specialists in Asia are rapidly driving the legal operations agenda.

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Australia / Pacific, Asia
Audience: Legal Operations
Articles
Publication Date
07/21/2020

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.

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
Available On-Demand - Publication Date: 10/12/2021
60 minutes
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Articles
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Hayden Goudy, ESG Business Intelligence Advisor, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP and Vedika Mehera, Innovation Advisor, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Publication Date
03/10/2022
-2 pages

There is a growing focus on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues in today’s boardrooms. As companies grapple with developing ESG programs, legal operations have an important role. From preparing ESG disclosures and managing risks to collecting, validating, and reporting data, firms can leverage core legal operations functions to build an ESG program that drives improvement over time.

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Audience: Mid-Career, New to In-House, Legal Operations, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments
Docket Article
Publication Date: 12/08/2020
As we approach the end of the year, it’s common to evaluate individual and team performance. The legal ops function is involved with many parts of the legal department. Thus, success needs to be evaluated from multiple angles.
Docket Article
Publication Date: 12/23/2020
There has been a lot of industry buzz about legal operations, or “legal ops.” So, what exactly is legal operations, and why is it important to your department?
Docket Article
Publication Date: 07/28/2020
The lessons I learned in my first six months in my legal operations role at MANN+HUMMEL can be summarized with the acronym T.E.C.H. — talking, executing, challenging, and harnessing. This approach proved a valuable framework to help me adapt to the constant challenges that arose.
Articles
Publication Date
03/04/2022

ACC offers this Legal Operations Maturity Model 2.0 as a reference tool. Use it to benchmark maturity in 14 functional areas of the legal department's operations, bearing in mind that priorities and aspirational targets will vary based on department size, staffing and budgets.

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
04/20/2020
1 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
Available On-Demand - Publication Date: 10/13/2021
60 minutes
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Docket Article
Publication Date: 03/02/2019
The proper application of legal operations techniques and technology can greatly bolster the broader goal of good law department management.
Articles
Author
SimpleLegal
Publication Date
03/01/2019
16 pages

Advice on setting up legal operations function

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations
Articles
Author
Julie Richer
Publication Date
01/01/2020
2 pages

In ACC Docket's inaugural Legal Ops Brief, Columnist Julie Richer explains the buzz behind legal operations and how it can help your department.

Docket Article
Publication Date: 08/05/2021
Why is it helpful or even necessary to have a dedicated legal operations staff?
Docket Article
Publication Date: 01/10/2022
Based on ACC survey data, this article provides a high-level analysis of the state of legal operations by covering the extent to which departments are employing legal operations staff, examining at what point they tend to do so, as well as sharing salary data for these professionals. #ACCDocket #ACCResearch
Articles
Author
Catherine J. Moynihan and Rachel M. Zahorsky
Publication Date
02/28/2019

Legal Operations can transform the practice of law, but only if everyone embraces It.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Law Department Management
Source: Resource Library
Benchmarking and Research Data
Author
ACC Research
Publication Date
04/28/2020

A study of the state of maturity among in-house legal departments across 15 legal operations functions.

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Global
Articles
Publication Date
03/12/2019
1 pages

Panelists Vince Cordo (Shell), Hans Albers (Juniper Networks), Helen Fletcher (BNP Paribas) and Thierry Perrouault (Orange) discussed the journey of establishing and advancing a legal operations function, and compared notes on the scope, structure, composition and roles of dedicated legal operations functions. Here you will find the Top Ten takeaways from their discussion.

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Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
09/30/2020
33 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Law Department Management
Audience: Legal Operations
2 people found this helpful.
Checklists
Author
Association of Corporate Counsel
Publication Date
04/06/2022

Maturity stages and foundational tools to benchmark the maturity of an organization's compliance function.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Compliance and Ethics
Region: Global
Docket Article
Publication Date: 06/19/2020
In my role as a lawyer for the University of Tasmania, I have worked with the team to create operational excellence and to assist us in finding more time for critical business issues. In this article, I’ve shared some key things my team implemented to become more efficient.
Docket Article
Publication Date: 12/14/2021
Columnist Neil Peretz shares some lessons from his foray into the legal tech world after many years as an in-house attorney.
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
05/19/2020
11 pages
Resource Details
Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations
3 people found this helpful.
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
01/18/2019
3 pages

This document outlines considerations to be made when determining where Operations Teams should prioritize their resources, as well as a sample prioritization based on experience working with many Operations teams.

Resource Details
Interest Area: Law Department Management
Source: Resource Library
Region: Global
Audience: Legal Operations
Sample Forms, Policies, and Contracts
Publication Date
05/08/2020
1 pages

Fir Tree Partners Legal Operations Project Background and Pillars of Success

Resource Details
Interest Area: Law Department Management
Region: United States
Audience: Legal Operations
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