Adding Value and Moving Beyond the Cost Center Model: Legal Department Leading Practices

Leading Practice Profile

This Leading Practices Profile, an update to ACC’s 2010 piece, features law department leading practices for generating and demonstrating value through a number of value levers, as well as best practices for improving the bottom line and enhancing collation across business units. In wake of the economic downturn in the last decade and the increased pressure to “do more with less,” six participating corporations share their best value-sustaining practices in law department staffing, targeted practice areas, outside counsel management, strategic planning and the use of metrics to measure and track best practices.

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Legal Department Leading Practices for Adding Value and Moving Beyond the Cost Center Model

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This Leading Practices Profile, an update to ACC’s 2005 Leading Practices Profile, Leading Practices in Law Departments Adding Value and Moving Beyond the Cost Center Model, features law department leading practices for generating and demonstrating v...

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Legal Operations: Leading Practices in Creating and Leveraging Units that Implement Law Department Strategy, Lead Change Management, and Advance Law Department Excellence

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