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 […]

Tikit Tech Burst Webinars for General Counsel

For GC’s who have to balance demands from their businesses and manage their team with very little technology to support them, cloud technology makes a real difference. It’s now much more practical to use technologies from the cloud with much less cost and effort and with fast results.  There’s also a side benefit that, for software as a service solutions, you pay for the software as you use it on a subscription basis, so you only pay for what you need. Join a 15 minute session to learn some quick ways in which Tikit can help lighten the load by […]

Winners of the 2017 Australian In-house Lawyer Awards

2017 Australian In-house Awards Winners are: Corporate Lawyer of the Year – Rachel Launders, General Counsel and Company Secretary, Nine Entertainment Co  Government Lawyer of the Year – Annette Musolino, Chief Counsel, Department of Human Services        Legal Team of the Year – Small (1 – 9 lawyers) –Salmat Limited Legal Team of the Year – Large (10+ lawyers) – Department of Lands, Legal Services WA  Young Lawyer Achiever of the Year – Michael Hogan, Wormald Australia Pty Limited  Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility- National Australia Bank While the 2017 Australian In-house Lawyer Awards continue to reflect the […]

Technology to Power the In-House Legal Operations Revolution

We recently reported on the in-house legal operations revolution which is about in-house counsel and legal departments optimising the delivery of legal services to their businesses. How in-house legal departments operate and the productivity they want to achieve will have an unavoidable impact on the outside law firms that want to work with them. The software technologies that in-house legal departments use have not been as standardised as that used by law firms. It is not unusual that they simply use whatever software is being used in their corporation. This is unlikely to meet their specific needs.  New technology is now appearing that has been […]

Watch: Legal Tech 101 For In House Teams

Webinar recording: hosted by Tikit and Lawyers on Demand (LOD). This webinar was designed in response to discussions with in-house counsel around their desire to know how to use technology to improve their business, processes and legal operations. With the multitude of technology solutions and products available now to legal teams, the aim of the webinar was to give delegates bite-size bits of information in a simple and easy to access way, with the aim of helping them to navigate the ‘noise’ in the market when it comes to technology. This introductory webinar provides a quick and useful overview of […]

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 […]