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    41 percent of executives said trying to balance work and personal responsibilities is the greatest source of workplace stress. Office politics or conflicts with coworkers was cited by 28 percent of respondents. This article considers the best ways to manage pressure and stress in the workplace.

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    A study of in-house counsel performance conducted by the Australian and New Zealand corporate lawyers associations teases out the specific management practices that distinguish leading organisations from the rest. This article analyses three key areas that assist to drive efficiency and effectiveness in top performing law departments – strong staff support, project management, and outside counsel management. Published in the June 2013 issue of the journal of the Australian Corporate Lawyers Association (ACLA).

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    This article contains some of the most common types of problematic managers, along with suggestions on how to adapt to them.

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    Trevor Faure, CEO, Smarter Law Solutions
    2 pages

    The ACC-Smarter Law Solutions free benchmarking and consultation service ( has proven to be a hit since its launch in 2019. While we are thrilled at the positive feedback we’ve received from our clients, we thought that it would be interesting to respond directly to a few widely held hesitancies expressed by those considering a basic benchmarking or performance improvement process. We gathered some of these questions and sent them to Smarter Law Solutions CEO, Trevor Faure for his candid counsel. We were particularly interested in his perspective on concerns about taking on a consultant agreement in these turbulent times for legal operations.

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    Interest Area: Law Department Management
    Region: Global
    Audience: Legal Operations
    Association of Corporate Counsel
    1 pages

    Learn strategies for in-house counsel to better negotiate for their own compensation and for their department's budget and compensation.

    Prashant Dubey, Chief Strategy Officer and Research Chair, Agiloft
    1 pages

    Just a few decades ago, a private practice lawyer in a law firm who decided to go “in-house” endured constant questioning about why they were taking a step back in their career. Was it because they were tired of the breakneck pace of a law firm? Were they OK making less money? Essentially, these lawyers were viewed as “stepping off the treadmill,” and getting “out of the game.” Not a complimentary description.  Click here to read more.

    Resource Details
    Interest Area: Law Department Management
    Region: Global
    Audience: Mid-Career, New to In-House, Legal Operations, Small Law Departments, Large Law Departments

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