Extract from Jason Moyse's article "Microsoft’s Legal Department just invested in Business Design Thinking (104)"
Innovation is taking place in many parts of the legal ecosystem these days. Yet, as relates to legal operations inside corporate legal departments, a refreshing community of practice is starting to unfold. The camaraderie and fellowship among practitioners, whether they be lawyers or skilled allied professionals, is more intimate and fun-loving than in other legal environments.
Many factors could potentially explain this vibrant, encouraging atmosphere, including the fact that corporate legal departments don’t directly compete with each other and thus have no fear that they’re giving away competitive business advantage. But let me suggest another: Legal operations professionals feel they are making real progress on challenging problems that affect the entire legal industry.
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