Identify Your Blindspots Before It’s Too Late.
Professional blindspots. Every lawyer has some. But that doesn’t mean you should ignore them and hope for the best.
Introducing Avvy.Pro’s Legal Practice Audit. A risk management tool that scans your practice for blindspots in need of attention, and also identifies your brightspots for you to promote and market.
Small practice law is challenging and stressful. You need to stay on top of the law and your many client matters. But you must also adhere to the code of professional conduct, the jurisdiction’s rules, and all the other professional obligations an independent lawyer must stay current with. All this with little or no support staff! With so much multi-tasking required, it’s no surprise that even the best lawyers have a few blindspots.
Like practice radar, you need an easy to use tool that continuously scans your professional objectives and best practices, keeping you aware of risks ahead and giving you resources to navigate them safely.
Solution: AvvyPro Legal Practice Audit
Identify your professional blindspots and lower your risk of issues.
Just like looking in the mirror to catch an undone button or hair out of place, a legal practice self-audit helps you run through the many professional responsibilities and best practices you must continuously be aware of, and pins flags in the areas that require your attention.
In fact, a New South Wales study found that lawyers who took a comprehensive, self-guided legal practice audit got back a 60% lower risk of regulator issues over time. (Source: Office of the NSW Legal Services Commissioner). Get your own 60% risk reduction by taking an audit for your practice.
AvvyPro provides a self-guided legal practice audit with 6 important areas of professional practice, containing over 40 Professional Objectives and 120 Best Practices. But busy lawyers like you needn’t worry: the tool’s efficient technology will get you through it in the time it takes to have lunch. And better still, your audit’s quantitative results generate a personalized list of highly relevant Learning Resources, curated just for you to save you time in your yearly CPD planning efforts.
Legal Practice Self-Audit – How It Works
AvvyPro’s model of professionalism is the result of over 10 years of working with North American legal regulators and Bars developing professional audit tools for their legal jurisdictions. The audit model focuses on the areas of legal professionalism that are known to hold the most risk to small practice lawyers. This gives lawyers a working model designed for maximum risk reduction in the shortest possible time.
Quality substantive content aside, the audit’s Professional Objectives Framework is also of high value. The Framework was developed to structure the substantive content in a logical way that lets lawyers get through the audit as quickly and painlessly as possible. It keeps the daily work being done in the practice connected to their highest professional aspirations. Many lawyers have expressed appreciation for the framework’s ability to take the otherwise wordy and complex legal professional codes and rules, and deliver them in an easy to consume, common sense format.
Most professional self-assessments end up in a drawer never to be looked at again. AvvyPro believes if a lawyer is willing to put in the effort required to do a comprehensive assessment of their practice, it should return some utility, a solid return on that investment of their time!
To accomplish this, AvvyPro takes the quantitative scoring data input by a lawyer to create a “Professional Priorities” snapshot. This analyzes and prioritizes the lowest scoring Objectives and Best Practices, so a lawyer can see at a glance where they should be focused. Step one. Then, step two and to close the loop, AvvyPro connects those Professional Priorities to high quality third party resources they can dive into, to build competencies related to their priorities.
And professional self-assessment is never a “one and done” exercise. It is a continuous process, regardless whether a lawyer is in their first year of call, or close to retirement. So AvvyPro was designed and built as a system, a continuous tool that helps lawyers maintain their competitive edge year after year.
AvvyPro comes with an onboard Resource Library containing resources that perfectly align with the sections, Objectives, and Best Practices of the self-audit. The stock library has been hand curated by the regulatory teams of multiple jurisdictions, and contains the resources regulators and their professional development teams value most.
AvvyPro’s Resource Library is constantly being updated with the latest resources across a variety of domains – information security, financial management, and a the critically important area of lawyer wellness.
What Working Lawyers Have To Say
Everyone who uses AvvyPro is anonymous—and because of that confidentiality, we get plenty of honest, direct feedback. See what just a few of the thousands of working lawyers using the tool have to say: