This post was written by Daniel Bodnar, director of Product Management, Thomson Reuters. Original article posted here.
The Corporate Legal Operations Consortium, maybe better known as CLOC, has developed a list of Legal Operations Core Competencies. At the 2018 Annual Corporate Legal Operations Institute, a workshop focused on three of those core competencies: financial management; vendor management; and data analytics.
Fans of the Terminator movies may recall Miles Dyson. Like his real life namesake, Dyson is a passionate genius. But instead of vacuum cleaners, the fictional Dyson’s passion is developing technologies that will enable computers to learn, develop and communicate with one another at an exponential rate – his brainchild becomes SkyNet – a monster which, instead of serving humans, decides to eliminate them altogether.
Last week, Jo Aitken, Director at Acritas, interviewed Stuart Fuller, Global Managing Partner at King & Wood Mallesons about the firm's rise in the 2016 Acritas Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index. She also took the opportunity to find out a little more about the firm's wider growth and approach to marketing in this dynamic and diverse region.
Last week, Lisa Hart Shepherd, CEO at Acritas, interviewed Tony Harrington AM, Chief Executive at MinterEllison about the firm's impressive rise in the 2016 Acritas Asia Pacific Law Firm Brand Index. She also took the opportunity to find out a little more about the firm's growth strategy and the challenges it faces in such a culturally diverse region.
On Wednesday April 13, 2016, our Vice President Lizzy Duffy led a panel of leading voices from in-house to learn how value is defined by clients, how they are measuring it and how law firms should be responding.
This was not your typical GC panel – first of all, not all of our panellists were GCs.
This was intentional on our part as it reflects the evolution of the legal department we have witnessed over the last decade.
Yesterday was a very big day for us at Acritas. It was the day we shared publically for the very first time new insight on gender and diversity in law – specifically how gender can influence buying behaviors and how a diverse team leads to a better performance.
This year is the first year that we have included questions in our annual Sharplegal study that have allowed us to:
We ask how diverse the team is that clients work with after they have given the rating so there is no impact or bias on the results given. And we are seeing big differences in the results across all KPIs.
When looking just at the data of the very diverse versus not diverse at all, the significant differences (at this stage) are on strength of relationships, charging a fair price for the value delivered and on likelihood to recommend.