Law departments provide distinctive value not by replicating what law firms and outside service providers do, but by assuming a higher use role of creating, empowering and directing high performing teams that deliver the best results based on their institutional knowledge of their customer’s unique needs. Law departments will be prepared for the future when they focus their priority attention not on the urgent, but on how to best solve the company’s most important and difficult challenges, efficiently manage or handle their client’s operational and routine legal needs, and partner with their business customers to advance the company’s strategic business agenda. This requires them to target the right result, and deploy the right mix of internal staff and outside providers, informed by their company’s unique needs and the best data and tech to get there.