Playing the Hand They're Dealt

Lean Times are Testing Law Department Operations Managers, Forcing Them into Tough Trade-Offs and Out-of-the-Box Strategies, Latest Survey Findings Show

For years, the mantra among legal departments has been, "Do more with less." Faced with a battered economy and pressure from the C-suite, law department operations managers and their teams have been leaving open positions unfilled, limiting travel and pushing law firms to reduce rates, all in the name of creating efficiencies and cutting costs.

Now, however, it appears many legal departments are finally reaching their limits. Instead of doing more with less, they are now realizing they have to do less with less, according to respondents to the Fourth Annual Law Department Operations Survey.

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