Do your law clerks have the skills to meet the lawyers’ needs?
written by Catherine D’Aversa
With the focus on creating efficiencies and reducing costs, law firms are looking to restructure the process of providing low-cost legal services while remaining profitable. One way to accomplish this is to drive more work to the law clerk/paralegal level. In order to ensure the law clerk/paralegal resource has the skills and knowledge to meet the needs of the lawyers and their clients an assessment of the current resource is required in each practice area. It is equally important to analyse work flow, utilization, legal project management, technology, work process improvement and new revenue opportunities.
Financial performance is impacted by the efficient utilization of people, tools and processes.
To learn more, look for my articles in the July issue of “The Lawyers Weekly” athttp://www.lawyersweekly.ca