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Constructing Standard Metrics of Your Law Department's Value

Today's corporate law department must not only manage the law-related affairs of its company well, it must also demonstrate to management's satisfaction that it is doing just that. For that purpose, a company's general counsel and the other in-house attorneys must ensure that they deal with their internal clients on terms that those clients understand and use in their day-to-day affairs.

Metrics, which consists of using data to illustrate the successful management of matters and using cogent displays of the relationships among those data points, represents the lingua franca of management and should, then, serve that role for the attorneys in their communications with management.

Law Dept MgmtSteve Lauer