Extract from LawGeex article “Anatomy of A Director Of Legal Operations Revealed”
Nearly three-quarters of legal operations leaders are lawyers who have successfully transformed their skill set, a new study into the role has revealed.
The Anatomy of a Director of Legal Operations study analyzes 235 profiles of current Directors of Legal Operations on LinkedIn. The analysis and infographic, produced by the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) and LawGeex, the leader in Contract Review Automation for businesses, reveals that law degrees remain the most common route to becoming a Director of Legal Operations.
The research finds that 71% of Directors of Legal Operations have a law degree, but legal training is not essential — the remaining 29% of those in the role has no formal legal expertise. The analysis also reveals that 59% of those in the role are female.