Building High-Performing Legal

Building High-Performing Legal Teams: Legal Operations Trends

The CLOC Global Institute conference opens today, so this post from Jim Gill of Hanzo about building high-performing legal teams is timely!

In the blog post titled Legal Operations: Building High-Performing Legal Teams (available here), Jim discusses how in-house legal departments are under more pressure than ever to reduce costs, improve performance, and provide top-quality work. To achieve these objectives, leaders in legal operations can begin building high-performing teams through optimization by focusing on these three key aspects: optimizing and maintaining organizational health, practicing operational efficiency, and training and developing the legal department.

Optimizing And Maintaining Organizational Health


To achieve success, building a motivated and efficient team is crucial. Many in-house legal departments are formed without a clear overall vision, which results in hiring for short-term necessity rather than considering long-term effectiveness and overall fit. To create and support a balanced, driven, and high-impact legal team, legal operations leaders should aim to:

  • Bring a strong overall vision to their team.
  • Develop an unbiased, fair hiring process that results in a diverse and effective team.
  • Motivate their best employees by providing promotions and special opportunities.
  • Prioritize their team’s well-being by focusing on work/life balance and mental health initiatives.
  • Establish a talent pool by investing in mentoring, internship programs, and succession planning.

So, what do you need to know about practicing operational efficiency, and training and developing the legal department? Find out here – it’s only one more click! And check out Jim’s first post in the series here!

As for the aforementioned CLOC Global Institute conference, it starts today with a pre-event workshop and a happy hour, with a full slate of sessions and events planned for tomorrow! Hope to see you there!

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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