Think Strategically — Plan!
Achieving the maximum benefit from lawyers' efforts requires considerable effort. Most specifically, it calls for careful planning. For a corporate law department, a high-value undertaking is developing a strategic plan for its use of the internal and external resources available to the in-house lawyers.
Knowing what resources you have, what their individual strengths and weaknesses are and keeping in mind when and how their talents and expertise would be best applied and in which combinations will yield tremendous benefits going forward.