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Legal Ops Essentials: 10 powerful tools to efficiently upskill junior legal team members

2 min • 21 Aug 23


Let’s get straight into it. Here are 10 powerful tools available to in-house legal teams looking to upskill and leverage the capacity of their junior team members: 


  1.   Documented Group Legal Policy: Juniors must know what they should be aiming for. So you must clearly articulate what precisely your business is trying to achieve with its legal team
  2.   Contracting Parameters: an aligned view of your business's contracting policy i) is the primary source that junior team training should be orientated around, and ii) enables them to achieve better, faster, cheaper and safer contracting outcomes
  3.   Clause Banks: instantly ensure that every junior team member gets at least 75% of every contract perfect, every time 
  4.   Playbooks: are the most efficient way to teach your Juniors how to negotiate each element of each clause AND how to respond to those annoying arguments that are likely to be raised by your counterparties
  5.   Checklists: are the cheapest way to ensure that your juniors conduct every review to the standards you require
  6.   Contract Template Library: is the practical expression of the combined knowledge of your legal team
  7.   Legal Docs/Forms Template Library: ensure that your juniors are able to access exactly what they need to progress the interests of your business 
  8.   Training Program: ensure that the training given to your juniors will immediately improve their ability to do their job 
  9.   Digitized & Centralized Training: wherever possible – capture the training digitally and store it in an accessible library for ongoing usage
  10. External Training Rule: if a legal team member attends external training – they must always present the learnings from that training to the internal training audience

Procuring and utilising ALL of these tools is easily within the budgetary and institutional constraints of even the smallest in-house legal department. And by doing so, you can quickly and efficiently upskill your junior human resources to the levels needed for them to make safe, positive and meaningful impacts on the overall productivity of your legal department. 

The GLS Legal Operations Centre places all of the above tools at your fingertips. Be sure to check them out. 


Please check out the GLS solutions and know-how resources listed on the right side of this page – they might assist your legal team with the issues explored in this Blog. 

Of course, if you would like discuss your transformation needs – please book a 30 minute FREE CONSULT WITH GLS 

In the interim, here are 7 resources and tools that may assist you as you transform the performance capabilities of your legal team:

1. GLS's Ultimate Guide to Legal Operations: download this HERE, and read it thoroughly and regularly. It is a wonderful transformation companion

2. GLS Transformation Boot Camp: for our free and hugely successful, 10 week long, email-based boot camp on how to effectively transform your legal team you can SIGN UP HERE

3. GLS Knowledge Centre: click HERE to access lots of informative and instructive white papers, blogs and training resources etc. - all focused on helping to improve your legal team's performance

4. GLS Legal Operations Community: join the GLS Legal Operations Community and collaborate with other in-house leaders as they seek to tackle many of the same performance issues that you face, click here to JOIN NOW

5. Visit GLS Connect: visit the GLS CONNECT PAGE and select the information you would like to receive from the GLS Legal Operations Community

6. GLS Legal Team Transformation Plans: mitigate the risks of transformation failure by taking a GLS TRANSFORMATION SUPPORT PLAN 

7. Register: GLS Legal Operations Centre: REGISTER HERE to access the GLS Legal Operations Centre for free and to receive more than US$20,000 worth of legal team performance resources

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