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We engage across the ecosystem.

We are confronting complex problems that will take complicated solutions, bridging across many skill sets and capabilities. We need everyone, and every perspective, to find solutions that work.

Every perspective matters: in-house counsel, law firms, services provider, technology provider, schools.

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Electronic Signature Policy

Establish internal best practices for implementing e-signature. Understand the basics of electronic signature law, as well as emerging trends. Learn the process of creating an e-signature policy that complies with global regulatory laws and minimizes the risk to your organization.

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Intellectual property (IP) Proficiencies

Using the CLOC 12 Core Competencies Reference Model to address Intellectual Property Proficiencies in a legal department. The IP Proficiencies are CLOC’s first effort to define key aspects of people, process, and technology necessary to successfully handle specific types of legal matters.

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Internship

Setting Up a Legal Operations Summer Internship Program How will you meet the needs of today and prepare the workforce of the future? One solution is to launch a summer legal internship program!

In partnership with law schools and the CLOC community we have assembled a playbook with program documents, timelines, checklists to help you get started.

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Law Firm Evaluations

Develop a standardized form to evaluate outside counsel across 10 performance criteria. Lead: Molly Perry, HPE, Kevin Clem, HBR Consulting

Legal Project Management (LPM)

LPM has grown into a way to manage legal work sent to outside counsel and is a practical way to further augment the value of a legal department. The CLOC LPM Initiative team has developed practical guidelines, frameworks, tools and resources that standardizes the process. You can create your own LPM program, or pilot, from the initial work that the CLOC LPM initiative team has developed. Discover the why, what, how, and whom of LPM.

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Legal Department Metrics

Metrics are a big topic and the taxonomy varies widely. Data and performance metrics are a powerful tool that quantifies performance and serves as a catalyst to implement change. Legal Department Metrics provides guidelines and tools that will help you run your legal department like a successful business by selecting metrics that improve the efficiency and impact of your legal team.

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Patent Prosecution Deliverable / Fixed Fee Framework

Use this framework to provide a common language about deliverables that can be used to have a conversation with outside counsel and other patent prosecution vendors. It is intended to be adapted to your company’s individual needs when designing and structuring legal services engagement arrangements.

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RFPs

Automate and streamline the entire RFP process by using a suite of templates available as Word docs or on a technology-based platform. Lead: Scott Weber, Lumina Networks, Jim Delkousis, PERSUIT