In-house lawyers can become more valuable by being proactive

Legal departments can use simple tools to shift the paradigm

When a legal department operates solely in a reactive mode, the business team can easily minimize its added value. However, when a legal department operates proactively to support the growth of the company with its business partners, its usefulness is readily apparent.

In the current environment of uncertainty and change, in-house counsel struggle with the legal department’s role as that of a “firefighter” functioning in crisis mode only. The legal department can use certain simple tools to shift the paradigm from the reactive to the proactive mode.

Thomas Lalla

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