In-house legal operations revolution arrives in Australia

The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) is holding its first (annual) Australian conference, or Institute as it is known, in Sydney. In the US, the CLOC annual conference was the largest and fastest growing (in-house) legal operations event in history. Approximate attendee numbers at the annual conference were 500 in 2016, 1,000 in 2017 and (almost) 2,000 in 2018. Now this wave of enthusiasm about changing the way in-house legal teams conduct their business is about to sweep Australia. The Australian CLOC Institute to be held in September 2018 will feature international speakers including Mary O’Carroll, who at last year’s CLOC […]

In-house legal departments say they want a revolution

In-house legal departments say they want a revolution but what are they overthrowing and what are they replacing it with? The forces of change have been gaining momentum. By one measure they have reached a crescendo. For the second year in a row, the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC) annual conference was the largest (in-house) legal operations event in history. Approximate attendee numbers at the annual conference were 500 in 2016, 1,000 in 2017 and (almost) 2,000 in 2018. Where does the work culture of an in-house legal department come from? The lawyers who populate corporate in-house legal teams typically come from […]

In case you missed the in-house revolution

The legal operations revolution is currently underway in the world of in-house legal departments. It is being led by a peer-based organisation called Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC). Is it really a revolution? Members of CLOC come together at their annual conference. Last year was the first annual conference for the young organisation. By the second conference, this year, it was the “world’s largest legal operations event in history,” according to Mary O’Carroll, Head of Legal Operations at Google and a CLOC executive leader. There were more than 1,000 attendees at the 2017 conference and there is speculation that it could be […]