In recent years, in-house law departments have grown considerably – they have needed to in order to face the various legal and compliance challenges that organizations of all sizes have to deal with as a result of increased regulation and litigation across all sectors.
With this rapid expansion in mind, managers need to ensure that the law department has the appropriate processes, resources, and infrastructure to operate at maximum efficiency.
From employing effective metrics to judge performance to embedding the most appropriate technology and processes into the workforce, and developing team cohesion to encouraging diversity and inclusion in in-house staffing – there are many issues and goals to balance in order to properly manage the modern law department.
Building the Law Department of Tomorrow discusses the above and more, shining a light on effective methods of managing a large and modern law department. With expert contributions from authors with experience of working both in and alongside in-house law departments, it contains invaluable advice on aligning a law department’s strategy with its practice, to achieve success.
Chapter 1: Legal metrics in 2017 and beyond – Metrics that matter
Chapter 2: How law departments can use Legal Project Management to enhance performance and add value
Chapter 3: The evolving in-house counsel role requires new skills
Chapter 4: Legal operations – Moving innovation from the back office to the front
Chapter 5: The six key areas of risk for law departments
Chapter 6: The law department of today and why it needs to change
Chapter 7: You can do more with less – An innovative and holistic approach
Chapter 8: Value-based pricing – How to transition from hourly rates for efficiency, productivity and cost savings
Chapter 9: Changing relationship dynamics – The legal nexus of forces
Chapter 10: The law department of the future – In-house and private