Podcast #11: Casey Flaherty’s Quest to Reform Luddite Lawyers

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40% of small law firms don’t have a website, and Casey Flaherty’s Legal Tech Audit was just the beginning of his quest to reform the way law firms use technology and price their services.

40% of Small Law Firms Don’t Have a Website

That’s what Kevin O’Keefe says, based on this infographic prepared by Rocket Matter. And O’Keefe thinks that’s no big deal.

Don’t always look at solos and lawyers in small law firms as luddites or curmudgeons because they don’t have a website.

We don’t agree. Lawyers ought to have a website as a matter of common decency, if nothing else. Listen in for our reasoning.

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Interview: Casey Flaherty

Casey Flaherty’s Legal Tech Audit was a shot over the bow of law firms everywhere. Here’s the eye-opening quote from the ABA Journal‘s coverage:

I’ve administered the audit 10 times to nine firms (one firm took it twice). As far as I am concerned, all the firms failed—some more spectacularly than others. The audit takes me 30 minutes. … The best pace of any associate was 2.5 hours. The worst pace was 8 hours. Both the median and mean (average) pace rounded to 5 hours.

In our interview, Flaherty talks about where the LTA came from, how he developed it, and what it means for the future (including his own future at Cost Control, LLC, his new venture).

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