GLS Legal Team Skills Audit™

Better leverage the skills of your existing team

The Problem

You do not have a legal team skills and experience register.

Related challenges include:

  • you do not maintain a skills/experience register
  • your team doesn’t seem to have all the skills/expertise it needs
  • work is being done in silos
  • workload delegation is not being optimized
  • you want to encourage greater cross-working within your team
  • there is limited budget for external support and no time to instruct
  • you aren’t leveraging all available legal team skills/experience

Wouldn’t it be great if department decision making in your team was done in light of a true understanding of all available team members skills & experience?

The GLS Solution

GLS Legal Team Skills Audit™ is a simple and powerful audit toolkit that allows you to identify the full range of skills and experiences available to your legal team.

Every legal team is under significant pressure to “achieve more with less” so this solution is as obvious as it is powerful – enabling you to better identify and leverage existing team firepower.

Beneficially, utilising this audit solution places you on a pathway to improved resourcing decision making – driven by a greater awareness of all available skills and experience.

GLS Legal Team Skills Audit™ helps you identify a fuller range of value contributing skills and experiences including: 

  • traditional practice area skills
  • unique/ essential in-house skills
  • “new law” skill and experience including legal operations and data analytics
  • specific legal team role experiences
  • transaction type expertise
  • jurisdictional, sector and industry specific skills
  • unique qualifications
  • work type personalities

With a fuller picture of the aggregate inventory of your teams skills you can then unlock a significant arrange of more powerful decision making including:

  • better quality assignment/skill matching
  • greater strategic team resource utilisation
  • enhanced ability to identify intra team collaboration opportunities
  • greater insights re training and development requirements
  • ability to target higher ROI agile resourcing target areas
  • identifying and encouraging internal experts
  • enhanced primary and secondary overflow resourcing options

Additionally, our work shows that teams that best harnesses their available resources tend to be consistently more productive and consistently enjoy higher levels of lawyer morale.

This solution comes with additional support options including access to pre-prepared online questionnaires, data utilisation guides and supporting corporate communications.

Problem Solved.

Solution Deliverables

GLS Skills Audit Template:

Access GLS’s skills & experience audit that is uniquely calibrated to the fuller range of legal skills and experience that can be used to boost the performance of your legal team.

Directory Templates

GLS recommended templates into which your findings can be presented

Online Questionnaire Format:

The skill audit is made available in a “ready” to go online questionnaire format

Corporate Communications Module: 

Supporting corporate communications assets to help make the deployment of this tool more efficient

Enhanced Decision-Making Module:

A module to show you the range of decision making scenarios that will be better informed by the data collected with this solution – together with a range of GLS productivity solutions

Maintenance Protocol

A recommended maintenance protocol to maintain this legal team asset

GLS Skills & Experience Analysis

We can profile your results to identify any obvious gap areas that would exist by reference to a typically large corporate business

Solution SLA Options and US$ Pricing

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GLS Skills Audit Template:
Directory Templates
Corporate Communications Module:
Online Questionnaire Format:
Enhanced Decision-Making Module:
Maintenance Protocol
GLS Skills & Experience Analysis3 hours
Price (excl. VAT) $299$999$1,499$2,499

Pricing Comparison

This product is a complete solution with clear deliverables for just $299. What could your law firm provide you for this price? See below to find out.

Big Law ReviewUS RateGLS CostMinutes
Partner$850$2990h 21m
Senior Associate$640$2990h 28m
Blended Rate$520$2990h 34m
Associate$480$2990h 37m
Junior Associate$400$2990h 43m

GLS RPLV Legal Operations Score

This solution’s GLS RPLV impact score:

Resource Status: Specialist Repeater Formative
Ease of Implementation: Complex Average Easy
Value Demonstration/Visibility: Low Medium High
Productivity Leverage Profile: Low Medium High
IHL Line Optimisation: Single Multiple All Lines

IHL Critical Function Optimisation Targets

This solution enhances performance across the following critical in-house functions:

In-House Legal: Critical Functions / Processes

General Counsel


Legal Tech


Managed Service

Human Capital

Data Analytics

Legal Operations

Service Provider



Co. Sec.


Internal Client


GLS has identified 15 critical in-house processes/functions that are present in every world-class legal department. To learn what these functions are, their composition and how they interrelate to deliver efficient legal team performance outcomes - visit here.

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