Between recruiting new talent, creating budgets, cooperating with outside counsel, managing billing issues, overseeing diversity and inclusion initiatives, and staying abreast of rapidly evolving technologies, general counsel and chief legal officers are increasingly finding themselves with less time to practice law.
In an effort to increase operational and financial efficiencies and enable these heads of legal departments to return to their primary focus of practicing law, many companies have recently created legal operations roles. But what does the role entail? And can your organization be improved with a legal operations professional?
What Is Legal Operations?
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