ELTA Live: Legal Operations
30 August @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Legal Operations is a topic very much “du jour” in corporate legal departments. All stakeholders agree, that the delivery of legal services to a business or government entity has to be optimized. Few will argue that highly-trained legal professionals should concentrate on what they are best at – tackle legal issues. But how can non-legal activities, duties and competencies be re-distributed from lawyers to legal operations professionals, what will be the impact on the legal staff and how the new chain of command will look like in the legal department? What is the profile of this new professional – legal operations manager? There are still more questions than answers, and a lot of ambiguity and insecurity around legal operations.
ELTA teamed up with two of legal operation’s brightest stars – Stephanie Corey and Lucy Endel Bassli – to answer some of the most pressing questions, put an end to some myths and explain the virtues of having professionals dealing with operational issues in the legal department. Stephanie and Lucy have been instrumental in putting legal operations on the agenda, educating the legal community about it, pushing the envelope and constantly evangelizing its implementation (just google “legal ops”).
ELTA is happy to announce its special webcast on legal operations on 30 August, at 7 pm CET. The webcast is free for members of ELTA, and members are encouraged to invite their friends and colleagues to participate. Please join us on 30 August for 90 minutes of pure process improvement information.
Holger Zscheyge, CEO of Infotropic Media and ELTA’s Ambassador of Russia
Lucy Endel Bassli, Founder of InnoLegal Services PLLC
Lucy Endel Bassli joined the legal department of Microsoft in 2004, where she oversaw a centralized contracting office, specializing in nonrevenue contracting tools and processes. Prior to joining Microsoft, Bassli practiced law at Davis Wright Tremaine, LLP in Seattle, Washington. She received her J.D. and B.A. from the University of Houston in Texas.
She is on the board of the International Association for Contract and Commercial Management, and is a licensed member of the Washington and Texas state bar associations.
Lucy s the founder of InnoLegal Services PLLC, a modern solution provider that offers legal advice and consults on operationalizing the practice of law.
Stephanie Corey, Co-founder & , General Partner, UpLevel Ops, LLC, Co-founder, CLOC
A veteran in the Legal Operations field, Stephanie Corey began her career at Hewlett Packard Company as Chief of Staff and head of Legal Operations. Stephanie has held similar positions at VMWare and Flex International. She is the co-founder of the Corporate Legal Operations Consortium (CLOC), a leading Legal Operations association, and co-founder and General Partner of UpLevel Ops, LLC, a legal strategy and operations consulting firm. Stephanie holds a BA in Economics and an MBA from Lehigh University, and is a serial entrepreneur in her spare time.