Corporate Counsel: Survey Shows Legal Operations Teams Are Growing, but Most Still in Early Stages

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Christina Speakman, director of Legal Operations of JDA Software Inc.

Originally Published in Corporate Counsel | July 03, 2019 | By Sue Reisinger

About 68% of legal operations departments in a recent survey said they were still in the early stages of development, with a majority saying they expect their technology spend to increase over the next year.

Christina Speakman, director of legal operations at JDA Software Inc. in Scottsdale, Arizona, said she took part in the “Spring 2019 Corporate Legal Operations” survey and considers herself part of the “early stage” group.
“I’d say we are at the front of the bell curve of those moving into using artificial intelligence,” Speakman told Corporate Counsel.

“Legal departments are often resistant to change,” she said, “and to accepting how automation can bring value to their position and team.”

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