In many situations, the legal department is seen as a ‘black-box’ – a department of the unknown, disconnected from the business and a bottleneck to progress. These descriptions may seem harsh, but it is often the reality. Many corporate legal departments are seen as a cost center, not a value-driver. They are seen as old fashioned and responsible for slowing down legal process instead of matching the fast-paced expections of businesses today. Neither corporate legal departments, nor the businesses, can allow this to continue.
Old-fashioned and overdetailed
A cost center
The legal department of the future will not simply solve problems, it will head them off before they can gain any real hold – informing and supporting the strategic-decision making that will drive the business forward and transform legal department from a barrier to an enabler.
Bring all teams together on one basis of understanding towards business goals
Give business owners information they need when they need it, in a clear and relevant way