Evolve your Legal Operations
The pace of change in the legal industry has acutely accelerated the need for legal departments to run like a business, including the need to measure success and demonstrate the value of your legal operations group. Epiq’s Legal Business Advisory Group helps to identify and manage the best combination of resources, processes, and technologies to reduce overall legal cost while minimizing risk to the company and increasing value to the business.
Hyperion Global Partners, a premier law department consulting firm joined Epiq in 2020 and was named the best provider in Legal operations by ALM in their 2021 LegalWeek Leaders in Tech Law Awards. Epiq legal operations experts have been bringing unmatched expertise with a data led approach to help AmLaw 200 and Global 1000 corporations benchmark, roadmap, and implement legal operations optimization projects. Get started quickly with:
- Legal Operations Maturity Assessment: Benchmark your current operational maturity and technology support capabilities in one month.
- Metrics that Matter – Law Department BI: Make better, more informed, data-driven decisions with a fully functional set of core dashboards customized to your needs.
- Technology Enablement – System Selection: A programmatic approach to select and deploy the right technology and ensure adoption. Backed by Hyperion Research’s deep knowledge of leading vendors, concepts, and best practices in the legal technology industry.
- Full Law Department Transformation Roadmap: Architect a roadmap of improvement initiatives to evolve legal department in alignment with vision, needs, priorities of business.
Legal Operations as a Business Function
The legal department’s previous predominantly advisory role has evolved into a leadership and innovation position within enterprises. How can Epiq legal operations experts help?
- Through operational focus on business integration for an increasing array of stakeholders (attorneys, business lines, c-suites, etc.)
- By enabling data-driven decision-making as the desired result of system interaction
- By standardizing processes and driving predictive outcomes
To create efficiencies and better business outcomes, reach out to Epiq's legal operations experts.
Epiq’s Legal Business Advisory Solutions
Epiq legal operations experts take a defined and structured approach to collecting information, analyzing findings, and developing recommendations help you yield the biggest business benefits.
Aligned with your top priorities and desired outcomes, Epiq legal operations experts can enhance the effectiveness of your law department in one or more of these key areas:
PracticeView™ Legal Operations and Maturity Assessment: Assess your current operational capabilities and develop a blueprint for achieving operational excellence using the 4 lenses of the PracticeView framework. We leverage, gather, and share expert knowledge from all sources – internal and cross-business stakeholders plus external advisors and industry best practices – to deliver innovative solutions that leverage enterprise strengths.
Legal Operations Transformation Program: Transform the law department from a cost center to a business enabler with a straightforward “game plan” for modernizing the delivery of legal services in alignment with the vision, needs, and priorities of the business. Our team of legal operations subject matter experts will help you to define your business and technology requirements to optimize the operational processes, organization, and systems that support the day-to-day legal function. The plan incorporates operational best practices to ensure maximum return on technology investments.
Process Improvement: Workflow-based systems allow you to smartly use technology to realize exponential gains, from tactical, day-to-day operations – the “low-hanging fruit” that can present quick and meaningful success – to the most strategic levels of thought in the organization. Epiq legal operations experts help you identify the most impactful processes for improvement creating a comprehensive workflow strategy that includes policies, procedures, reporting, staff resources, and technology.
Legal Technology Enablement: Leverage modern legal technology to maximize ROI and adoption. We help you to develop and implement strategic short and long-term technology transformation projects, including budgeting, staffing, resource allocation, and competency development. Our system selection process is backed by a deep knowledge of leading vendors, concepts, and best practices in the legal technology industry. Our Implementation Services team includes certified Project Management Professionals, and we leverage our hands-on experience with the leading legal and enterprise applications and platforms to assist organizations with large technology and infrastructure development and implementation.
Data-Driven Decision-Making: Harness and integrate disparate data sources to drive informed decision-making and change agency. Navigate the complex intricacies of legal operations beyond spend management. Our focus is on improvements that are strategically integrated with the business functions’ objectives and visions. We are skilled at working with the distinct types of legal business, financial, practice, and work product systems and understand how to harness the data in them to produce meaningful information for better business decisions. Our approach focuses on translating data into usable information models tailored to audience-specific presentation.
Service Delivery Models: Implement operational best practices that enable legal professionals to focus on the highest-value work and ensure maximum return on technology investments. Epiq legal operations experts provide an assessment of organizational capabilities, current delivery models, satisfaction, gaps and requirements delivering metrics and performance benchmarks related to work volume, work assignments, utilization, and efficiency.
Hyperion Research, Legal Market Intelligence: Gain objective, expert insight into the legal technology market. Industry leaders, innovators, and trend-makers have come to rely on Hyperion Research as the premier provider of independent legal technology market research, analysis, and advisory services.