Coming of Age: The Changing Role of the Law Department Operations Director

Cambria, David
November 2008
InsideCounsel;Nov2008, Vol. 18 Issue 204, Special section p2
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The author presents and comments on the findings of the First Law Department Operations Survey. He explains that they envisioned the survey while keeping in mind the extent of the future gains that professional law department operations directors can achieve as their role starts to come of age. He states that according to the survey, incremental improvement and exponential results are the future gains for proactive law department operations directors. The survey also shows that they have myriad managerial responsibilities in the law department.


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