What is Legal Operations?

After all, what is Legal Operations?

You may have heard about Legal Ops, because the term has become a trend in the legal world, but do you know what it means?

Translated, Legal Operations are fundamental operational activities for legal departments and law firms.

It is clear that the legal universe has been changing very fast, to stay on top of all the trends and stand out it is necessary to adapt to legal innovations and Legal Ops is part of this.

We know that the new generates a certain fear and discomfort, but you can trust, innovating is always the best way and you won't regret it.

Now let's get down to business, what is Legal Operations?


In short, Legal Operations is nothing more than the sector of a law firm or legal department that is responsible for administrative management. However, the professionals in this area do not work directly in legal activities.

The focus of this sector is on understanding the internal procedural flows, i.e. it is not linked to legal activities per se. Thus, the main objective is to ensure that all activities are carried out successfully, and that the legal sector is concerned only with its own demands.

Among the demands of legal operations professionals we can highlight:

  • Technology implementation;
  • Analytics;
  • Budgetary planning;
  • Implementation of new projects etc...

Why implement Legal Operations?

Implementing the Legal Operations sector can bring several benefits to your law firm or legal department. Besides bringing innovation and modernisation to your processes, the Legal Operations sector brings optimisation and productivity to the work routine.

It is important to emphasise that the implementation of a Legal Operations sector is not only about technology but also about multidisciplinarity, being able to bring in knowledge of marketing, data science, software development... this is one of the biggest advantages of the multidisciplinarity of the legal ops sector, besides being able to have professionals that take care of its performance indicators and dashboards.

Another important and differential point for these teams is to stay tuned to market innovations, in search of new tools that can contribute to the day-to-day needs of the legal team, further optimising the work routine.

Now that all this is explained, it is clear the several benefits of having an exclusive sector for legal operations, isn't it?

In addition to efficiency, identification of faults, routine optimisation and even cost reduction.

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