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November 2015: Business and Financial Management

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ILTA WHITE PAPER: NOVEMBER 2015 WWW.ILTANET.ORG 5 The legal operations role continues to evolve, and how it is implemented varies from company to company, but as general counsel (GC) leverage this function more extensively over time, one thing is becoming clear: the legal operations role is a critical part of a properly functioning legal department. General counsel depend on this role to get the time they need to address critical legal issues while simultaneously driving their visions and day- to-day missions. Reporting directly to the GC, legal operations executives are a core part of their respective departments. LEGAL OPERATIONS: RELATIVELY NEW AND ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL Legal Operations Relatively New and Absolutely Essential The field of legal operations is dynamic and fast- growing, and it focuses on optimizing the delivery of legal services, which means running law firms and corporate legal departments like a business.

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