Four Reasons to Hire a Law Firm Consultant

By Joe Fournier

Four Reasons to Hire a Law Firm Consultant

Representing your own clients while, drawing up legal documents, and settling cases, while you are concurrently trying to gain new clients, can leave little time to manage all the other aspects of your firm. Law firm consultants can provide valuable expertise and insight to help firms achieve their goals. Here are four reasons why you may want to consider hiring a law firm consultant.

1. Outside Perspective

Law firm consultants are able to see a firm from a completely new perspective. For firm owners, and employees, this is an enormous benefit when solving extensive and complex issues. Team members who have been a part of a firm for longer periods of time are often accustomed to the way things are done and often times so not see where improvements can be made and are needed. Consultants can offer a fresh set of eyes to your firm, especially since they have the experience of seeing many different firms operate.

2. Save Time

Many firm owners seek the reassurance of a consultant’s perspective before making decisions, while others know exactly what they need to do, but simply lack the time to implement their ideas. Owners need to focus on their daily routine in order to handle their work efficiently, which is why they do not have the time to step back to analyze a problem the way a consultant does. A consultant evaluates and focuses on specific projects which ultimately helps an owner spend less time IN his firm and more time ON his firm.

3. Experience and Communication

Law Firm Consultants bring all the experience they have gained in their previous assignments to solve your firm’s current issues. Consultants take on complex problems for various types of law firms leading them to identify your issues and focus on a solution to better your firm quickly and efficiently.

One of the key skills of any consultant is the ability to communicate, both orally and in writing. Analysis and problem solving begin when the consultant is able to exchange ideas and other information they need for the analysis.

4. Meet Goals with Less Stress

One of a law firm’s biggest challenges to meeting goals is the utilization of its employees. You can trust your employees to do the jobs you hired them to do; however, employees may find it difficult to have new tasks added to their intense workflow if they need to learn new skills. This can create added stress on employees and slow down the progress of their work and possibly revenue.

A law firm consultant can ensure cases are well-managed which will allow the firm to bring in additional cases without sacrificing the quality that is given to each client. Consultants can not only train employees to use new strategies, but serve as a guide and teach skills to meet goals of the firm with less stress on the team.

If you are interested in spending more time ON your business, and less time IN your business, consider reaching out to Fournier Legal Services for your law firm consulting needs. Contact Fournier Legal Services at or 860.670.3535 now for a free consultation and planning session.