Legal Ops Has Emerged

Legal Ops Has Emerged in Part Due to Information Governance Rise: Information Governance Trends

My latest blog post for IPRO’s blog discusses how legal ops has emerged in part due to the enormously increased emphasis on that big circle to the left of the EDRM model!

That big circle, of course, is the Information Governance Reference Model (IGRM) and it has helped shift the focus of legal technology from being project oriented to becoming more operations oriented.

In recent years, legal ops has emerged as the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) has also emerged as a major force within our industry and the CLOC Global Institute conference has become a “must attend” for many legal professionals in our space.


Recently, I discussed the CLOC Core 12 functional areas that comprise legal operations, which are illustrated in a terrific infographic on the CLOC site. That infographic, like the IGRM model, is a circle which represents those 12 functional areas – one for each number on an actual clock.

Is it a coincidence that IGRM and CLOC Core 12 are both represented as circles? I think not! In fact, I probably could have just put the two pictures at the top of this blog post and said: “look at this” and left it at that!

So, what are some other reasons that legal ops has emerged in part due to the rise in Information Governance? And how many CLOC functional areas are tied to Information Governance? You can find out on IPRO’s blog here. It’s just one extra click! 😉 The circles don’t lie!

So, what do you think? How much focus does your business place on legal ops and its role in technology decisions? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.

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