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Legal Operations Software: How to Enable Your Enterprise Legal Team

Sometimes, despite your best efforts, your legal ops function isn’t driving the kind of efficiency you know it can. It often feels like a slog getting tasks over the finish line, and some asks still manage to get lost in the shuffle no matter how well you organize your inbox or color-coordinate your post-its. Managing legal operations with duct-taped processes and shoe-stringed software all but ensures that you stay stuck playing catch-up. To improve your flagging processes, consider working with legal operations software.  

Legal ops software enables better workflows for legal intake, project management, and contract processes, allowing you to manage your growing responsibilities and be a hero to your team. Here’s how you can take advantage of legal operations software and leverage an enterprise legal management (ELM) system to drive business forward. 

Legal operations software (also known as ELM software) enables in-house lawyers to streamline legal matters and more effectively collaborate with the rest of the business

Thanks to digital transformation and the advancements of legal technology, legal ops can streamline tedious and repetitive tasks and operate the legal department like a well-oiled machine.

With technology being a CLOC core competency for legal ops teams, procuring, evaluating, and adopting software is crucial for a successful team.

Some examples of legal ops software include:

Matter management

Matter management is crucial to every legal team. Being able to keep track of the issues moving through the business can help teams figure out how to prioritize tasks and better execute them. Intake and task management tools like LinkSquares Prioritize can help.


ESignature tools remove friction from the signing process. In the hands of the legal team, it means closing deals faster and keeping stakeholders on task. ESignature tools that are built into your contract management software — like LinkSquares Sign — will be especially useful.

Contract lifecycle management

CLM solutions allow you to track the entire cycle of a contract’s life, helping you manage one of the most time-consuming yet business-critical legal activities. CLM gives legal control of the contract process while still giving other teams visibility into the process.

Legal ops software fosters efficient legal teams. It helps teams get more done faster and protect your business in the process. Here are some advantages of legal operations software:

Streamline workflows

Instead of playing guessing games every time you need to execute a specific contract workflow, streamline and standardize your workflows so everyone knows what comes next. This creates predictability and helps increase compliance.

Automate manual tasks

Using tools like CLM and eSignature, your legal ops team can help lawyers automate manual tasks like contract creation and review. Legal operations software helps move processes forward, reducing the likelihood of human, manual error.

Improve consistency

By implementing processes and supporting them with legal operations software, corporate legal teams can improve the consistency of work output. Legal can use dashboards to visualize contract data and analyze the insight to improve their contract process.


There are so many reasons your team should take advantage of legal operations software. In a time when legal is being asked to do more with less, it helps to leverage technology to pick up the slack. Tools like project management software, eSignature, and CLM allow your team to automate delicate though tedious processes and come out a winner. With the LinkSquares Cloud, your team will have everything you need all in one place, allowing you to create streamlined end-to-end processes and improve your team’s task management.

Emily Weiner is a Marketing Campaign Manager at LinkSquares