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Congratulations to Priya Lele, one of the first members of CLOC’s new Education Advisory Council

Earlier this month, Priya Lele (Law, 2004) was appointed to the inaugural Education Advisory Council at CLOC (Corporate Legal Operations Consortium), a leading organisation dedicated to transforming the business and practice of law.

CLOC’s Education Advisory Council is comprised of 12 thought leaders drawn from across the legal ecosystem, each serving a minimum of one year in this role. The Council will help shape and drive CLOC’s content and educational offerings over the coming year.

This is a strategic initiative to support the development of the most relevant, innovative, and valuable content in the legal operations space to both members and the entire legal community.

Priya comments: "I am thrilled with the prospects of working with some of the greatest thought leaders and doers in the industry to influence and shape the portfolio of events and cutting-edge content that CLOC so famously offers. As a group, we are particularly looking forward to creating new educational content to serve young professionals and those transitioning into and new to the world of legal operations and legal innovation – so watch this space!

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About Priya Lele

Priya is Legal Operations Lead, Client Solutions at Herbert Smith Freehills and Co-founder & Chair of She Breaks the Law, a global network for women who lead disruptive legal innovation. Priya also sits on the advisory board of the Cambridge Women in Law (CWIL) network.

Priya is a corporate finance lawyer by background. She moved into knowledge management in 2009-10 when the legal industry began to grapple with the ‘more for less’ challenge. Inspired by the disruption in other industries, Priya started to focus on (Legal Operations) process design and use of technology to disrupt and innovate the practice of law and future proof the profession.

Priya believes we need to break down silos between disciplines, increase collaboration and improve diversity and inclusion to accelerate the pace of change in legal. She co-founded She Breaks the Law on International Woman’s Day 2019 – bringing together a community of 1000s of women from across the globe. She Breaks the Law supports and empowers women (#lawbreakers) of all backgrounds and disciplines in their strive for change and a more progressive, collaborative and inclusive legal ecosystem and gives them a safe space to come together and connect, develop, share and create.

A long-standing champion of human-centred design and legal technology, Priya has streamlined hundreds of legal processes and led transformational projects in private practice and corporations (including a Fortune50 and several FTSE100 clients). She is dedicated to helping legal teams adopt new ways of working that are supported by the effective use of technology and automated solutions to enhance the efficiency of legal service delivery and improve user experience. In recognition of her work and contribution to the advancement and promotion of legal technology, Priya recently won the European Women in Legal Tech award in 2020.