Legal Technology for Your Department

Optimize workflows, costs and productivity with legal technology solutions

Legal departments can’t keep up with new demands

Rising workloads, ever-shifting business priorities and a volatile risk landscape create new strain and greater complexity for already thinly stretched legal teams. In fact, more than 90% of legal departments foresee workloads increasing in the next two years. Legal technology is one way to manage demand, but lack of know-how means most legal leaders are slow to invest in legal technology.

Demand for legal department services by 2020 has increased 85%. 10% to 30% of this new demand will not be satisfied given forecast capacity growth.
The most valuable resources from Gartner are the tactical tools backed by expert support to help us make our department more effective and think through strategy and department structure.
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Align pain points to legal technology solutions

Legal leaders often let vendors control their legal technology strategy, investing top dollar in solutions that don’t actually solve business needs. Successful legal technology adoption starts with a clear understanding of department needs and rigorous prioritization of where to invest first to receive the strongest returns and increase efficiency. 

More than 50% of legal departments that have adopted new legal technology report limited ROI.

Insights you can use

Gartner provides the insights, tools and advice legal departments need to make smart legal technology investments with confidence, develop a long-term legal technology strategy without the vendor hype, and fully realize the power of legal technology to automate workflows and increase legal department efficiencies that enable business growth.

Make the right legal technology decisions

This technology process map guides legal and compliance teams through the scoping, selection and implementation of legal technology. This guide provides a holistic, end-to-end process that equips leaders to make legal technology decisions with speed, clarity and confidence.

Use a problem-centric approach to legal technology adoption

Legal departments’ interest in technology is on the rise, but successful implementation requires a problem-centric approach. This article explores how to ensure your technology investments are appropriately matched to solve the most pressing pain point(s).

Create an effective legal technology strategy

More than 50% of departments that have adopted legal technology report limited ROI. This webinar arms legal leaders with the guidance they need to cut through the vendor hype to confidently assess and develop a long-term legal technology strategy aligned to business needs.

Build enterprise capacity with a new legal operating model

Legal departments are struggling to keep up with the rapid pace of the business and the increase in legal service demand that comes with it. Gartner can help you get ahead of this challenge by making three necessary changes to your service, delivery and sourcing processes. 

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