Processing Speed: How Much of Your Law Practice Is Mapped Out?

As is clear by now, more efficient law firms make more money than inefficient ones.  The more work you can get through, the more money you make.  Of course, efficiency does not build up out of thin air; you need to work for it.

And, the best step to take, in terms of building law firm efficiency is to map out everything you do.  Like, literally everything.  Each process you run should be attached to specific workflows = aggregated tasks lists.  This ensures that each case is moving forward in a specific way, and that’s a great hedge against malpractice because it decreases the potential to miss deadlines – even self-imposed ones.  It also makes for happier clients because you (and your staff) are likely to be more on top of things, more communicative, and also able to provide faster, better results.

It may be daunting to think of mapping out every process in your law firm.  So, don’t bite off more than you can chew.  Look at specific practice areas, and begin to build out new processes one-by-one.
How is your intake process looking?  What about workflows for specific case types?  What happens when you close a case?  How do you stay in touch with former clients?

Pick one, start there – and get to building the processes that will increase your revenue, down the line – maybe sooner than you think.

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If you’re looking to build processes across the various components of your law practice, we can help.

The Wyoming State Bar offers free law practice management consulting services through Red Cave Law Firm Consulting.

To request a consult, visit the Wyoming State Bar’s law practice management page, and start running your law firm like a business.

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