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GLS Legal Department Business Plan™

A tool to help you produce your legal department business plan

The Problem

Your business is asking to receive a business plan for your legal department, perhaps as part of an annual department review / appraisal cycle or as part of a transformation initiative.

Related challenges include:

  • you do not have a business plan template giving you a starting point
  • you have not had to write a department business plan before
  • your business expects you to lay out the future – without guidance as to what that may be
  • how to define, capture and plan for extraordinary events / events outside your control
  • pressure to demonstrate measurable performance & transformation
  • academic -vs- realistic and deliverable strategic outcomes
  • lack of time / resources available from your department to develop and deliver the plan
  • imprecise available data for you to develop your strategy
  • how to deal with “X-Factors” and moving goalposts

Wouldn’t it be great if you could access a turn-key and cost-effective business plan template that could help you define and deliver a robust departmental business plan?

The GLS Solution

GLS Legal Department Business Plan™ is an instruction manual with detailed guidance, templates and forms that GCs can use to efficiently create an annual business plan for their department.

GLS Legal Department Business Plan™ has been developed by former GCs to offer a functional tool that enables you to prepare an operational business plan for your legal department.

This solution helps you define (by providing working examples of) the common / suggested areas of legal department business planning, and suggested areas for focus and development.

GLS Legal Department Business Plan™ will assist you in defining a strategic plan for your legal department by helping you identify and outline operational planning, aims and objectives.

GLS Legal Department Business Plan™ will assist you perform and capture a SWOT analysis for your department.

GLS Legal Department Business Plan™ allows to prepare and plan for the future (perhaps to be used in conjunction with a budgeting or transformation exercise) and define operational efficiency for your department.

This solution also provides you with guidance on:

  • communication and buy-in strategies for both your business and department; and
  • how to align your department with overall business objectives.

In-house teams must be capable of demonstrating accountability for the management and control of their department (with a view to being optimally efficient), and the GLS Legal Department Business Plan™ provides you with a tool to do just that.

Problem Solved.

Solution Deliverables

Comprehensive:This solution will guide you through the key issues needed to drive efficient production of your annual business plan.
Structured:This solution is well defined, with a clear navigational structure that dovetails with your wider organisation’s strategic needs.
User Friendly:The solution is extremely user friendly, peppered with guidance notes and is drafted in plain English for use by anyone designated to do so.

Pricing Comparison

For $999 at GLS you get an entire business plan for your legal department. At a traditional firm you would just get 75min of time…

Big Law ReviewUS RateGLS CostMinutes
Partner$850$99975min

GLS RPLV Legal Operations Score

This solution’s GLS RPLV impact score:

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Resource Status: Specialist Repeater Formative
Ease of Implementation: Complex Average Easy
Value Demonstration/Visibility: Low Medium High
Productivity Leverage Profile: Low Medium High
IHL Line Optimisation: Single Multiple All Lines

IHL Critical Function Optimisation Targets

This solution enhances performance across the following critical in-house functions:

In-House Legal: Critical Functions / Processes

General Counsel

Legal Operations

Contracting

Legal Tech

Compliance

Managed Service

Human Capital

Data Analytics

Service Provider

Performance

Knowledge

Co. Sec.

IP

Internal Client

Disputes

GLS has identified 15 critical in-house processes/functions that are present in every world-class legal department. To learn what these functions are, their composition and how they interrelate to deliver efficient legal team performance outcomes - visit here.

FREE DOWNLOAD: GLS’s Ultimate Guide to Legal Operations.

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