On Google’s BookSearch on October 26th, the term “law department” turned up 3,260 hits. Many were addresses to graduates of law schools and a wide variety of other cites. The term “legal department” returned a mere 2,550 hits.
What interested me as I scanned the pages of results were the four aged treatises that showed up on law department management (See my posts of Aug. 17, 2005 with other management books; Feb. 23, 2006 that relates a similar search of Amazon; and July 18, 2006 with some early publications.).
Guidelines for a Corporate Law Department Manual
by Robert L. Geltzer, Helen C. Trainor (ABA 1980) – 54 pages
The Administration of Municipal Legal Services: The Chicago Law Department
by Robert W. Siebenschuh – 1942 – 58 pages
Corporate Law Department Practice
by Harold Vogel – (Prentice-Hall 1972) – 191 pages
The Company Legal Department: Its Role, Function and Organization
by Walter Kolvenbach – (Kluwer 1979) – 135 pages