When I started running the legal function as a business, like many of you, I struggled with issues like:
- How does the legal function demonstrate value?
- What key performance indicators should the legal function have?
- How do you align legal strategy with organisational purpose?
- When is it appropriate to have a panel in place?
- Where do I get flexible temporary flexible resources?
- How do we manage unrelenting demand with finite capacity?
- How do I optimise my people and processes so that I can improve costs, quality and delivery?
- What factors should I consider when acquiring and embedding legal technology?
Thanks to hours of research, an extensive network, trial and error and a few rabbit holes, I have some answers and have learnt many lessons. My desire to share this learning is the driving force behind this website. I believe that there is nothing new, as someone, somewhere has already been there and is wearing the t-shirt. Therefore, as a community we should come together and share what we have learnt; be it tools, techniques or products.
Having discussed this idea with people much more learned than me, I have been advised that if the website tackles question like the above, seeks perspectives from members and shares tools, a real itch will be scratched. So, I am going to do that but its not possible to do that on my own, so please join me in collaborating on legal operational excellence issues that matter.
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