The HBR Law Department Survey

The leading source of benchmarking data for U.S. and global law departments

Legal Spending | Staffing | Operations | Technology | Outside Counsel Management | Compensation

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Below are just a few of the 500+ data points from the latest cycle of our annual Law Department Survey, the leading source of benchmarking data for in-house teams to assess and measure performance.
How does your law department compare?

84%

anticipate increased legal demand despite COVID-19 challenges

91%

have taken steps to reduce outside counsel spending in the past year

44%

anticipate an increase in legal staffing within the next year

49%

ranked diversity as a top priority when selecting outside counsel compared to 35% in 2019