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LEGAL DEPARTMENT 2025 SERIES
Where do you find
trusted answers for
the decade ahead?

Thomson Reuters realizes the face of the legal profession is changing significantly as baby boomers step down and millennials step in. Download "The Generational Shift in Legal Departments" Report to explore the perceptions of millennials and their imminent impact on the legal landscape.

This series of articles, white papers, infographics and more addresses the major changes and trends within your legal department's people, processes and technology in the coming decade that will require proactive consideration and planning.

People

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Harnessing the Power of Millennials in the Workplace

Discover how Millennials are changing the face of the legal department, gain strategies to leverage their unique skills and perspectives to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of your business.

Technology

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Ready or Not: Artificial Intelligence and Corporate Legal Departments

According to the results of a new Thomson Reuters report, corporate counsel believe they are tech savvy but acknowledge that their comfort level and confidence with technology have limitations, specifically
around AI.

Processes

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Part I: Evaluation of legal department succession planning needs

As the baby boomer generation starts to retire, many businesses are finding themselves caught short with respect to succession management.

More on people

Five Projects Where it Makes Sense to Bring in Legal Project Management

Learn about larger legal department projects that are especially well-suited for support from project management professionals.


Five Change Management Best Practices

Handling the human side of the change process is as crucial as determining an overall change management strategy.


Overcoming Lawyers’ Resistance to Change

The economy, the rise of new technologies, and a generation of millennial lawyers who grew up using technology are transforming the practice of law.


Five Questions to Ask a Project or Change Manager

Change management experts have often supported large-scale transitions, managed change in the workplace, and know the pitfalls to avoid.

More on technology

Part II: The Future of Artificial Intelligence

Understand the role of corporate counsel in a technology-aided workplace with the second installment of this series, which discusses the impact AI will have on your business.


Part III: Benefits of Artificial Intelligence: What Have You Done For Me Lately?

AI has already transformed the practice of law. We’ll go beyond e-discovery to examine the benefits to your legal department in the third of this four-part series on AI.


Part IV: AI Adoption and Ethical Considerations for In-House

AI has a wide range of uses to help you get more done in less time with limited resources. But can in-house counsel navigate the possible dilemmas of having a machine do work typically done by an attorney? We tackle this and other questions in the fourth and final part of our series.

More on processes

Part II: Development of succession talent

For each attorney in the department, you can create a document/chart that identifies that person’s legal skill set.


Part III: Putting a succession plan in place

Creating a succession plan is all about identifying the critical jobs for which planning is needed .

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