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Using technology to improve in-house legal departmental performance

Published on: 04 February 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Using technology to improve in-house legal departmental performance 
  • What are some of the challenges and issues that in-house counsel confront that can be addressed by using technology?
  • What kinds of technology can help the in-house counsel more effectively protect their organisation’s security and interests?
  • Can technology be used to help in-house counsel to manage and improve relationships with outside counsel?
  • What kind of training might in-house counsel require to help them effectively use new technologies?
  • Are most useful forms of technology individual programmes or can some software programmes have multiple functions?
  • How can in-house counsel keep abreast of advances in technology that could be of use to them and how can this best be managed?
  • How might the use of technology in the future aid or transform the management of the in-house legal department?

Article summary

In-house analysis: The strategic use of technology can help streamline processes and free up skilled lawyer time. It can also help general counsel monitor the workload of their departments, improve reporting and communication, and aid benchmarking. But technology can also aid in-house lawyers in protecting and advancing the interests of their employers. Susanna McDonald, chief legal officer of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), reviews the ways they can harness technology to aid their department’s performance. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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