What is Legal Operations

What is Legal Operations and How Does it Help?: Legal Operations Trends

A timely post from Jim Gill of Hanzo with CLOC coming up next week – he discusses what is legal operations and how it helps legal departments!

In the blog post titled What is Legal Operations and How Does it Help Legal Departments (available here), Jim discusses how the role of Legal Operations is becoming increasingly important in today’s fast-paced and complex corporate legal department. With more companies expecting their legal departments to contribute to their overall vision and mission, as well as their bottom line, a greater emphasis has been placed on managing and optimizing these departments.

As businesses grow, so does the number of contracts, documents, and data that need to be dealt with. This requires the use of advanced tools and technologies to streamline and optimize operations. However, most attorneys are not trained in these areas and end up spending more time on non-legal tasks. This is where a Legal Operations manager can be of great assistance.


Legal Ops covers a wide range of areas, all of which can help corporate legal departments improve their operations. Here’s one of those areas:

Strategy: Action without strategy is a wasted effort. That’s why legal operations professionals should develop a strategic plan that aligns with the overall goals of the organization and ensures that the department is working towards a common purpose.

So, what are 11 more areas that Legal Ops covers which help corporate legal departments? Find out here – it’s only one more click! A lot of people will be discussing what is legal operations at next week’s CLOC Global Institute conference!

So, what do you think? How does your organization address legal ops? Please share any comments you might have or if you’d like to know more about a particular topic.


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