Legal operations teams have grown increasingly important to a company’s competitiveness and strategic business initiatives. Sixty-one percent of legal departments employ at least one legal operations professional today—a figure that has nearly tripled since 2015. Nearly a quarter of legal departments have at least four legal operations staff members, and 13% plan on hiring additional personnel to their legal operations team structure in the coming year.
Ultimately, the role of legal operations is to empower legal teams with optimized workflows, tools, and strategic initiatives. But the legal operations’ team structure, role hierarchy, and objectives can vary greatly based on company size. Understanding these differences—and the best practices for your budget—is a worthwhile starting point for change.Continue Reading →