Extract from Dan Clark’s article “A J.D. Not Necessary in Legal Operations Leadership, Experts Say”
Experts say the number of legal operations leaders who do not have law degrees is increasing, with little downside to having someone without a juris doctor lead the function.
“There is a recognition that legal operations do not have to be led by a lawyer. Often it is better if it is not led by a lawyer. It could be a finance professional or a technology professional or even an MBA,” Robin Snasdell, managing director at Consilio, said. “It’s not just lawyers that in-house legal departments need.”