Extract from Meg McLaughlin’s article “Giving Legal Ops an Edge with Ediscovery”
Soaring volumes of risks, data, and matters are challenging the way in-house legal teams operate. Legal costs have ballooned, and the ongoing pandemic has only exacerbated the challenges.
To adapt, legal departments have increasingly embraced an operations-oriented approach to addressing their workloads. Companies are hiring legal operations (legal ops) professionals to balance cutting costs with mitigating risk, all while driving efficiencies. Legal ops offers strategic planning, financial and project management, and tech know-how that enables the rest of the department to focus on their core areas of expertise.
Even if your organization doesn’t have dedicated legal ops specialists, every corporate legal team can benefit from adopting core legal ops concepts and practices. Here are some of the operational challenges legal departments are facing and how ediscovery software can help.