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Becoming the ultimate wingman: Aligning your law department with the corporate mission (Part 3)

By Lauren M. Chung  |  November 19, 2014

The approach to successful client alignment requires three foundational steps: assessing the current state, planning for alignment and implementing for success.

The Avon way: Creating and sustaining a culture of compliance

By Bob Barker  |  November 18, 2014

An effective compliance program is really no different from any well-run management program. It requires setting the tone at the top, mobilizing cooperation across departments and taking the time to test and evaluate results.

Recession-era spending appears to end for legal departments, but they continue to cut costs

By Ed Silverstein  |  November 14, 2014

Some 61 percent of legal departments surveyed said their “top … goal” is to reduce the amount spent on outside counsel.

Survey Results

Above and Beyond

An Expanded Job Description Has Many Law Department Operations Managers Providing Input, Expertise Organization-Wide, Latest Survey Finds

Based in Legal, with Enterprise-Wide Influence

View the Full 2012 Law Department Operations Survey Report Online

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

Business Pressures Put the Onus on Operations

View the Full 2011 Law Department Operations Survey Report Online | Photos from the 2011 LDO Roundtable

Managing the Litigation Hold Process

By creating a “duty to preserve” electronically stored information (ESI) in the discovery phase of a legal matter, the new Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (FRCP) forced us to rethink how document retention policies are applied to electronic files.

When the Only Constant Is Change

Law Department Operations Directors Rise to the Challenge

Demonstrating Value in a Challenging Environment

View the Full 2010 Law Department Operations Survey Report Online

Amid the Crises, a Chance to Shine

Legal Department Operations Managers Find Their Skills More Critical than Ever

Law Department Managers

Thinking Strategically, Acting Programmatically

A Position and a Survey 20 Years in the Making

Operations Directors Earn the Right to Sit at the Table

Coming of Age

The Changing Role of the Law Department Operations Director

About the LDO

Providing a Place for Law Department Operations

The Law Department Operations Survey was first created to give legal departments a consistent platform to benchmark themselves and shed light on the emerging profession of law department management.

Gauging the impact, trends and priorities of 21st century law department operations is the purpose of The Law Department Operations Survey and this online portal. Now in its sixth year, this unique survey focuses solely on the operations function and seeks to provide benchmarks that are useful to the largest law departments.

Created and supervised by InsideCounsel and Blickstein Group, in consultation with an advisory board from Fortune 300 companies and headed by David Cambria, Senior Director, Enterprise Information Management, CDW, Huron Legal has contributed as the name sponsor since the inaugural survey.

For more information on the full survey or to purchase the full results package, please contact Brad Blickstein at brad@blicksteingroup.com.

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