How to organize the work of the legal department
The main task in creating a legal service is the creation of a properly constructed and streamlined contractual work system, the development of standard contract forms in accordance with the characteristics of the company, its partners, suppliers and consumers of products, business methods used in the enterprise itself. A mandatory condition for the creation, amendment and additions to statutory documents, collective and employment contracts is also the participation of the legal service.
In addition, the tasksdepartment should include the development and production of a document management system, training of company personnel in the basics of legal literacy within the limits of their official duties, the development of official instructions and their timely updating.
Since all external relations with suppliers and consumers of an enterprise’s products are carried out through a system of contracts, it is necessary to concentrate their drawing up and execution in the legal department. This will allow to fully protect the interests and rights of the entire enterprise, company.
Organizing the activities of the legaldepartment. it is necessary to first study and analyze the specifics of business processes and methods of the enterprise, taking into account past controversial issues, problems, litigation, claim correspondence.
Starting the development of draft contracts and reporting documentation, think over and distribute role-based responsibility and methods for monitoring its compliance. Determine the competence of the head and his deputies, accounting,department personnel, the secretariat, the commercial directorate, the executive staff, each business unit.
Audit the implemented contract work and record keeping system. Check the correctness of their functioning, the interaction of all subsystems, identify existing problems and fix them.
This approach will strengthen the company's position in the market and increase its competitiveness, will increase its credibility, respect competitors, but most importantly - protect itthe job and will avoid the time and material costs of litigation.