An Innovation Audit for the Law Department

  • October 02, 2023
  • Richard Stock

An Innovation Audit for the Law Department

This article was originally posted on the Canadian Lawyer In-House website on March 8, 2022.

The innovation audit can be applied to law departments to identify organizational roadblocks and challenges. A 45-question survey can reveal predictors and indicators for law department innovation. The questions are distributed across 5 categories: vision and culture, passion, relationships and networking, resource commitment. and measurement and reward systems. The article goes on to suggest potential initiatives for innovation.

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Richard Stock, M.A., FCG, CMC, is the Managing Partner of Catalyst Consulting ( He has been working with lawyers for more than 35 years and is now in his 29th year as a legal services management consultant. Richard is a frequent speaker at conferences and publishes in both Canadian Lawyer In House and Legal Business World (Amsterdam). He has completed engagements for law departments in Canada, the US, Australia, the Middle East and Europe since 1994.