LINK (LEGAL INNOVATORS NETWORK)
LAUNCHES EXCLUSIVE COMMUNITY
FOR IN-HOUSE LEGAL OPERATORS
LINK Offers Collaboration, Content, Resources, and Tools
January 21, 2022: REDWOOD CITY, CA – LINK (Legal Innovators Network), a revolutionary new community for experienced in-house legal ops professionals, officially launched its website today at linkforlegal.com and opened registration for its LINK-Up series of virtual events, starting in late January.
LINK members enjoy exclusive invites to high-end virtual and in-person events as well as a robust member community portal with curated discussion boards and an extensive collection of videos and digital content, including white papers, industry reports, checklists, templates, surveys, presentations, and more. LINK members stay on the cutting edge of legal operations through an invaluable network of peers supporting them on their legal ops journey. Membership is free but open exclusively to experienced ops professionals currently in-house at corporate legal departments.
Originally founded in 2021 as a virtual community known as ELD (The Evolving Legal Department), LINK has expanded to offer a broad range of resources and events tailored to the advanced experience level of its membership.
The site includes the LINK Library, a comprehensive resource containing the highest-quality thought-leadership content, best practices, helpful resources, custom templates, and more; and Custom Discussion Boards will be coming soon that tap the collective knowledge of the senior in-house ops professionals in the LINK community. As conditions permit, in-person events such as happy hours and other networking opportunities will be rolled out nationwide later in the year.
LINK co-founder Andrew Dick explains, “Legal operations is a competency that is largely developed through trial and error, through lessons learned and hard-earned successes and failures that only come with real experience. Legal ops professionals are incredibly collaborative, in part because they understand that their best resource is leveraging the know-how and experiences of one another. LINK is designed to be that peer resource, a community that facilitates and encourages collaboration and knowledge share to help in-house ops managers succeed in their careers.”
“Networking and coming together is not just a ‘nice to have,’ it is essential for legal operations leaders, and saying it’s been a challenge recently is certainly an understatement,” adds LINK co-founder and UpLevel Ops co-founder Stephanie Corey. “That’s why we’re particularly excited about our monthly LINK-Up events. They are a great chance for in-house experts to hear from others in their field, at a senior experience level, addressing the real issues facing these folks.”
The first LINK-Up event for the organization is a 90-minute session on January 27 featuring the topic: A Contracts Journey: Benefits and Best Practice for Automating Contracting. Keynote speakers are legal operations leaders, and LINK Advisory Council Members, LaTrece Johnson from Palo Alto Networks and Cindy Kaneshiro from Nutanix. Event registration is now open for members on the LINK website.
LINK is a community of collaborative and experienced in-house legal ops professionals coming together to exchange insights, solve common pain points, share resources, and build valuable relationships. Through a robust knowledge share portal combined with high-quality virtual and in-person events, LINK is a critical resource that helps members stay on the cutting edge of legal operations while building an invaluable network of peers to support them on their legal ops journey.
- LINK-Ups: Highly curated 90-minute virtual events featuring cutting-edge topics and an expert ops panel, table discussions with your peers, and opportunities to learn about relevant tech solutions.
- LINK Library: A comprehensive resource containing quality thought-leadership content, best practices, helpful resources, custom templates, and more.
- Discussion Boards: Custom discussion boards to tap the collective knowledge of the experienced in-house ops professionals of the LINK community.
- In-Person Happy Hours: Invitations to regularly-scheduled events across the country to informally network with your peers in real life (when conditions permit).
- Thought Leadership Video Hub: A premium video library with valuable insights on a full range of legal ops topics.
- Ongoing invites to additional virtual programming and in-person networking events.
About UpLevel Ops
UpLevel Ops is a consulting and advisory firm with more than 30+ years of collective direct in-house experience. Since we have been in the role and completed the same tasks, we understand the challenges you and the Legal Department face. The UpLevel Ops team brings superior, real-world experience, knowledge about industry trends, benchmarks, and “world-class” practices related to processes and technology throughout the legal department. We are action and results-focused by creating practical recommendations for our clients to successfully implement.
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