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.
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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Sam Glover is the founder of lawyerist.com. He is the co-author of the bestselling book The Small Firm Roadmap and original host of the weekly Lawyerist Podcast.
I am a long-time evangelist focused on the multi-disciplinary delivery of legal services—how we leverage legal expertise through process and technology. I’ve been a Biglaw litigator, in-house counsel, and legal operations consultant, as well as one of the architects of the biggest (and best) legal project management team in the world. I am a legal tech founder twice over now. I’m also a writer, blogger, and speechifier about the present/future of the legal market with Unless You Ask, a guidebook I wrote for the Association of Corporate Counsel, being my most prominent contribution to the discourse (well, that, or my series on legal marketing bullshit :-).
Last updated February 6th, 2023