Trends - Legal

Legal Process Management (LPM)

The holistic approach to optimizing of business processes between legal departments and law offices

Hiring of outside attorneys is a challenge in the corporate process. Firstly, it is important to respond to rising cost pressure in the legal departments, and secondly to ensure the expected quality and qualification for the particular mandate. The metrics for making the decision are:

  • Goal-oriented, legally appropriate council,
  • On-schedule and close communication
  • High cost-efficiency and verification

Legal Process Management (LPM) comprehensively supports and controls this process. Procedures can be developed here which act as genuine drivers or catalysts for improved cost controls while achieving the same or better quality. A permanent reduction in costs is guaranteed!

With the decision in favor of outsourcing, a permanent process of “selection – quality control – monitoring” has to be established. With LPM the corporate lawyers can permanently support this process by providing suitable information and assess it under financial aspects. According to the practical requirements:

determine – control – implement – evaluate

individual modules were integrated into one solution for this interrelated process, provided with a flexible correction control procedure for higher-order user control and supplemented with modern rating and evaluation functions.


"Vom Mandat über Verträge bis hin zum Reporting - mit Legal Process Management (LPM) sicher für die Zukunft aufgestellt"

Presentation by Steffen Schaar, Member of the Board of The Quality Group GmbH, on January 31, 2014 at the Unternehmensjuristen-Kongress 2014 in Berlin

Best Practice "LCM Legal Process Management"

Our Best Practice package "LCM Legal Process Management" optimizes the following process steps of LPM:

  • Client files
  • Lawyer database
  • Case files (civil litigation, trademark law)
  • Performance planning/check
  • Rating
  • Business Intelligence

The end of the lawyers?

Man versus machine?

Three forces are currently at work in the legal profession: standardization and advancing information technology, as well as clients' expectations of receiving high-quality answers in near real time. Joern Lipkow, Corporate Councel at Carl Zeiss AG, writes about the challenge facing lawyers in connection with the advance of technology.

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