Ensuring Lawyers Have the Necessary Resources to Fully Prepare Cases

AvvyPro’s Professional Objective #4 for lawyers states: “Ensure that you have the necessary resources (time, finances, staffing, etc.) to fully prepare cases and offer thorough representation.

Objectives are a desired outcome, or what needs to be achieved. And every good professional objective for lawyers also has supporting Best Practices, which fill in the how.

Here are two of the best practices found on AvvyPro for achieving Objective #4:

  1. Best Practice 4(f) – Contract with or retain other lawyers who have the infrastructure to handle any matters for which you lack the necessary infrastructure.
  2. Best Practice 4(b) – Identify the various roles required of the practice and assess the need to hire staff and external contractors as necessary to do the work required.

Learning resources support the understanding and implementing of best practices. Here are two resources found on AvvyPro that can help lawyers think about managing workload and hiring external help:

Lawyers Should Still Hire Other Lawyers To Perform Their Legal Work When should in-house lawyers consult external counsel?

How would you rate your practice’s overall achievement of Objective #4? If you’d like to see more supporting best practices and resources for this objective, and others, check out section 1 of the professional self-assessment for lawyers at the link below (free registration).

Click here to try section 1

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