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.
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.
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.
Suzanne Hawkins has seen legal operations from every angle, as a practicing attorney, legal operations head, consultant, and law firm leader. An Trotter, Senior Director of Operations, Office of the General Counsel, Hearst, had the good fortune to speak with Suzanne about her career and get her insights on the emergence and evolution of legal operations. Click here to read the full article.
Jeff Isaacs has given much thought to the evolution of legal services over his 30-plus year career in the industry, both in legal operations and as an attorney acting as both outside and in-house counsel. I recently had the opportunity to catch up with him on his career and his decision to join KPMG LLP as Director, Global Legal Managed Services. Click here to read more.
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