Many corporate entities could still be assessing the extent to which the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted their financial health. But corporate legal departments shouldn’t necessarily wait for the smoke to clear before addressing urgent personnel or tech needs.

During the keynote address of Corporate Counsel’s weeklong “Legal Operations in a Time of Disruption” web series in May, Susan Hackett of Legal Executive Leadership encouraged participants to take advantage of the remainder of the 2020 budget cycle while they still could.