Dynamic Sourcing: Creating a Multi-Source Enabled Environment

Most corporations have well-established capabilities in multi-sourcing. While lagging their functional colleagues in the adoption of multi-sourcing, the law department is now quickly catching up.  Nearly half of Global 1000 law departments reported that they have implemented Shared Services Centers (SSC); with an additional 25 percent having evaluated them (see Fig. 1).
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The Growing Importance of Legal Technology

The business-aligned model of Enterprise Legal Management requires a more sophisticated IT infrastructure. It also requires an improved attitude about the integration of technology into the day-to-day operations of the corporate legal function.  Traditionally, law departments have been reticent to adopt the use of technology. However, as both the operational demands and a generational legal management changeover occur, we see attitudes and expectations about the role of technology shifting.
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The Continuing Reality of Transformation for Corporate Legal

Corporate law departments are in the midst of an active period of transformation.  Driven in large part by the new demands on the General Counsel, today’s law departments are expected to serve a business function, as much as they are their traditional legal roles. From 2010, when we first endorsed the term Enterprise Legal Management, ELM has become a recognized management discipline and a strategic objective for corporate law departments.
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