Utilizing Legal Secretaries for Max Profitability: Methods to Reduce Costs, Standardize Work, and Centralize Administrative Support

report Utilizing Legal Secretaries for Max Profitability: Methods to Reduce Costs, Standardize Work, and Centralize Administrative Support

You Will Learn:

This powerful resource explores key methods and best practice strategies leading firms are using to:

  1. Redefine administrative positions,
  2. Standardize the work,
  3. Enhance teamwork, and
  4. Apply creative new administrative models to expand coverage ratios.
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The role of the traditional 'legal secretary' is rapidly changing.

In fact, support staffers are increasingly being displaced as firms try to reduce costs, standardize the work, and centralize administrative support and legal processes.

Firms like Latham & Watkins and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff are changing the way legal secretaries provide and channel administrative support to attorneys. And many other top firms have completely revamped the work, the roles, and the ratios of legal secretaries by;

  1. Redefining administrative positions,
  2. Standardizing the work,
  3. Enhancing teamwork, and
  4. Applying creative new administrative models to expand coverage ratios.

Learning Objectives

This powerful resource, Utilizing Legal Secretaries for Max Profitability, looks at how leading firms are restructuring administrative models to improve service delivery and achieve sustainable cost reduction.

  • The Way Legal Support Used To Be and Why It Changed
  • Alternative Approaches to Legal Support: Examples from AmLaw 200 Firms
    • Latham & Watkins
    • Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff (Orrick)
  • Alternative Approaches to Legal Support: Examples from Mid-sized Firms
    • Service Center Learnings
  • Establishing an Alternative Attorney Support Structure
    • Defining Objectives
    • Analyzing Attorney Activity
    • Holding Interviews and Focus Groups
    • Identifying Individual Secretarial Skill Set Profiles
  • Design, Test and Implement the Legal Support Structure
    • Designing the Administrative Support Structure
    • Testing and Implementing the Administrative Support Structure
    • What to Watch For
  • Effective Way of Reducing Administrative Staff
    • Voluntary Early Retirement
  • Overcoming Challenges and Obstacles to a New Legal Support Structure
    • Minimizing Resistance

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Bonus Material

This essential guide also includes finger-tip access to relevant checklists and sample materials, including:

  1. Setting Up an Attorney Support Service Center Checklist
  2. Change Management Checklist
  3. Voluntary Retirement Program Checklist
  4. Comparison: Legal Secretary and Administrative Assistant Job Duties
  5. Interview and Focus Group Questions
    • Questions for Both Attorneys and Secretaries
    • Questions for Attorney
    • Questions for Legal Secretaries

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