NEW YORK, Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LEGALTECH 2013, BOOTH #225 -- Bridgeway Software, the most recommended provider of legal services management solutions, today announced the immediate availability of their new Law Department Maturity Assessment Tool, a comprehensive, self-service measurement tool that enables legal departments to assess their operational maturity and gauge how well their department is contributing to their organization's over-arching business goals. By helping legal professionals understand how effectively they are utilizing people, process and technology, they can move away from being a reactive responder towards a position that is proactive and fully-aligned with business goals and priorities. To learn more, visit the Company in booth number 225 at the LegalTech New York show on January 29-31 at the Hilton New York.
Today's legal departments are expected to run like a business. While this mandate is tried and true, it alone doesn't enable the legal function to maximize its value and fulfill its purpose within the organization. The Bridgeway Law Department Maturity ModelSM is designed to identify ways to improve attorney productivity and promote value-add decision making. The model enables legal teams to perform simple diagnostics that help them gain an understanding of their current position on the maturity curve, and then identify tactics to establish a realistic action plan for achieving success. By ensuring people, processes and technology all work in harmony, legal departments can achieve greater results while contributing to the primary goals of their company.
"Legal departments need to determine where they fall in the Law Department Maturity Model in order to become fully business-aligned," said Bill Young, Product Line and Law Department Operations Executive at Bridgeway Software and creator of the Law Department Maturity Model. "Legal teams should start by performing some simple diagnostics to gain an understanding of their current position on the maturity curve and their utilization of three key levers of success; People, Process and Technology. Then, they can identify tactics to establish a realistic action plan for achieving success."
For the second consecutive year, Bridgeway is sponsoring a two-session track at LegalTech New York titled, Legal Operations: Forming a New Identity. The session is geared towards professionals who support and manage the business of running large corporate and government law departments, and is designed to give practical advice on how to increase the value of the legal services that they deliver.
The first panel session is titled Leap Ahead, Don't Lag Behind: Enhancing Value From Your Legal Service Delivery Model and takes place on January 31st from 10:30 – 11:45 AM. Moderated by Bill Young, Product Line and Law Department Operations at Bridgeway Software, and with participation from panelists such as David Cambria, Sr. Director, Enterprise Information Management, CDW and Kim Townsan, Senior Manager, Legal Administration at United Technologies Corporation, the session will discuss how to leverage the Law Department Maturity ModelSM concepts to transform your department from responding to requests for legal support to proactively delivering legal value that is tightly aligned with corporate priorities.
The second session takes place from 1:45 – 3:00 PM on January 31st and is titled, Success Is As Success Does: Leading Cross-functional Teams to Create Positive Change. In this panel, Christine Crawford, Director, Global IT, G&A Systems, Edwards Life Sciences, Deb Tatar, AVP Global Corporate Systems, MetLife and moderator Bill Young, will discuss proven strategies for building strong, interdependent relationships from legal operations with IT, Accounts Payable, HR and Procurement. Participants will also discuss how these relationships can provide a path that encourages cross-functional teams to drive success with legal operations projects.
Bridgeway is dedicated to providing software solutions and professional services to implement best practices for the offices of the general counsel and corporate secretary. Most recommended by customers, Bridgeway enables leading corporations and government agencies to optimize productivity, reduce cost, and mitigate risk with an integrated technology approach for legal services management. Bridgeway implements systems in the areas of matter and case management, electronic invoicing, cost management, corporate governance, contract management, litigation risk assessment and entity management. Founded in 1989, the company is headquartered in Houston, Texas with representative offices in Philadelphia and Toronto. More information about eCounsel®, LawManager®, Smart Invoice, Corridor™, Bridgeway Legal Hold and Secretariat® is available at www.bridge-way.com or by calling 888-272-4699.
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