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In-house department growth requires sound ‘business case,’ legal expert says

Wednesday, August 01, 2018 @ 2:15 PM | By Carolyn Gruske

Numbers: growing or creating an in-house legal department all comes down to the numbers on balance sheets, budgets and invoices, legal experts say.  

Of course, there’s more to it than that. Burgeoning in-house departments also need to find the right team members with the right skill sets who can balance business demands with legal knowledge, but without a solid economic reason why a department needs to grow (or even exist) odds are the expansion won’t receive a green light.

And it helps if in-house departments...