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More responsibilities, less budget, and learning to juggle the two

Doing more with less is a tough challenge. LACCA’s latest legal spend survey found most in-house teams have reduced their legal budget in the last year, a period when workloads have increased and the complexity of legal issues facing companies has deepened as a result of the covid-19 pandemic. Balancing less budget with more responsibilities has led GCs across the region to find windows of opportunity in unlikely places.

Proving your worth: top tips for securing the legal budget your team needs

Convincing business leaders to approve proposed budgets for legal departments can be one of the harder tasks of a GC. LACCA’s legal spend survey shows that while most GCs are happy with the budget they receive, there is still room for improvement. The region’s in-house community shares their tried-and-tested methods for securing the budgets they want and improving the legal budget process within their companies.

Who are Latin America’s most recommended private practice lawyers?

LACCA has published its latest Approved list, a directory of the region’s most popular private practice lawyers, as voted for by our Latin American in-house counsel community.

Features

From GC to CEO: in-house lawyers’ c-suite ambitions

Some legal counsel eye up the c-suite of their company wondering if they have what it takes to join them. But the prospect of moving to such an influential management role can be daunting. Lawyers have many of the skills required to be an excellent business leader, so what’s holding them back?

In the loop: why communication is key to advocacy

A fresh pair of eyes: working with non-legal professionals

Surveys

GCs tell external counsel: find hard to spot issues amid covid-19

External counsel are a much-needed lifeboat many companies depend on even when a global crisis is not ensuing. A recent poll by LACCA highlights what legal teams are looking for when choosing their external counsel in a pandemic. The results indicate GCs are weighing up proactivity, different perspectives and whether a firm can read the room before they decide who to hire.

Recession and civil unrest are GCs’ biggest fears amid covid-19 threat

Is covid-19 a force for a more sustainable world?

Conference coverage

LACCA Awards 2020 – still time to nominate!

Nominate your favourite in-house lawyers and legal departments for LACCA’s 7th annual awards before 7 August.

The Latin American GC of today

An uber defence strategy: Litigation Management Award

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