Fortunately, there has been more acknowledgement and higher respect towards legal support personnel that manage essential day-to-day tasks to keep law firms and businesses running. People are becoming more aware of the existing roles within the legal sector that are as equally important as lawyers, solicitors and partners etc.
With technological advancements becoming a crucial part of the legal industry, it is no surprise that there are newly created roles that have materialised. Law firms typically value diverse expertise and skills to optimise the business and operations whilst encouraging innovation. Most skills are transferable across industries, and most importantly, diversity is pivotal to an organisation's success.
Read our recent article, Finding New Pathways in your Legal Operations Career, highlighting that certain roles need to evolve to meet the changing standards, expectations and trends in the market. The core principles developed throughout your legal ops career could be transitioned into a senior role, as Garett Monroe had applied his skills from an entertainment paralegal and transferred them to his current role as a Director of Information Management & Legal Professionals at Netflix. Be open to new opportunities!
The legal industry understands that it needs to embrace innovation and it is apparent that corporate legal departments are adopting and utilising technology. Furthermore, it is promising that the legal industry is heading towards a digital future. This is why key roles at law firms are not limited to lawyers, as there is a diverse skillset needed to maximise the success of your law firm. Prepare for the future!
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