2016 LAW DEPARTMENT SURVEY

Reliable Data + Metrics to Support
Continuous Improvement
 

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LEGAL SPENDING
METRICS


inside + outside spend within law firms + service providers
 LEGAL STAFFING
METRICS


lawyers, paralegals, support staff, business operations, technology + financial management
  LAW DEPARTMENT
MANAGEMENT


legal demand, areas of growth, technology + outside counsel management


2017 Survey Dates
  • Survey launch: March 30, 2017
  • Submission due date: June 30, 2017
  • Results release: early Fall 2017

LEGAL SPENDING METRICS

Support your current resource allocation to make the case for change.

Legal management metrics provide a baseline to assess your legal department and identify opportunities to drive performance.

Establish a Baseline for Performance

Key Indicators The key indicators of law department performance (law department metrics) are measures applicable to all companies: financial operational, staffing and outside counsel management
Spending Data Inside and outside counsel spending data, spending trends and key spending metrics
Staffing Data In-house staffing data for lawyers and law department staff, staffing trends and key staffing metrics
Law Dept. Org Law department scope, leadership structure and reporting relationships
Work Demands Timekeeping and corporate allocations, forecast for legal services and primary legal service providers
Cost Allocation & Mgmt. Tracking and managing legal costs, managing legal demand and key issues
Outside Counsel Mgmt. Relationship with outside counsel (e.g., number of matters, billing rates), alternative fee arrangements and other cost reduction strategies, legal process outsourcing and allocation of outside counsel fees across practice areas
IP Metrics IP spending metrics, patent and trademark data


LEGAL STAFFING METRICS

The edge to remain competitive and attract top legal talent.

HBR’s compensation reports equip you with reliable and comprehensive data to evaluate compensation packages for every staff level in the legal department – lawyers, paralegals,legal assistants, administrators, and other non-lawyer staff.


Assess Your Compensation Packages

   STAFF LEVELS

Chief Legal Officer

General Counsel

Deputy General Counsel

Subsidiary General Counsel

Section Head

Expert Counsel

Senior Counsel

Staff Attorney

Associate Staff Attorney

Corporate Secretary

Director, Legal Management & Operations Manager of Legal Administration

Financial Manager

Information Systems Manager

Records Manager

Other Manager

Intellectual Property Professional

Contract Management Professional – Supervisor

Contracts Management Professional – Non-Supervisor

Compliance Professional – Supervisor

Compliance Professional – Non-Supervisor

Investigator

Other Non-Legal Professional

E-Discovery Program Director

E-Discovery Manager

Government Relations Lead

Senior Legal Assistant

Certified Legal Assistant

Legal Assistant

Legal Secretary I

Legal Secretary II

Legal Secretary III

   COMPENSATION DATA

Annual Base Salary

Target Bonus

Actual Bonus

Long-Term Incentive

Total Cash Compensation

Total Direct Compensation

Total Compensation

LAW DEPARTMENT MANAGEMENT

Support your current resource allocation to make the case for change.

Law Department Management metrics provide a baseline to assess your legal department and identify opportunities
to drive performance. Metrics communicate the value of the legal function, establish actionable goals, and answer
the “make vs. buy” question.



It’s all about data driven decisions. The HBR Law Department Survey enables me to compare results by industry, revenue, or number of attorneys. Sharing the HBR benchmarking metrics with my legal team validates current practices and/or highlights areas for improvement. I look forward to completing the survey and reviewing the results annually.

General Counsel, Fortune 1,000 Corporation


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