This time last year, law department operations directors were evaluating the challenging business and legal environment and keeping their fingers crossed that the economy would rebound in 2010. But in spite, or maybe because of this, the Third Annual Law Department Operations Survey shows that the return on investing in a law department operations specialist continues to grow as more companies add this capability for their own departments.
This survey, once again developed with Blickstein Group and our advisory board, gives us a consistent platform to benchmark ourselves as a profession. We continue to provide leadership and strategic vision to our businesspeople and attorneys. We have kept an unrelenting focus on driving change and have tirelessly sought out ways to identify opportunities for business improvement and cost savings. We have honed our expertise in e-discovery, and we continue to explore alternative fee arrangements, along with other ways to control internal and external costs.