GLS Legal Dept. Efficiency Audit™ (DIY)

Self assess the efficiency of your legal department

The Problem

The business needs improved legal team performance. 

Related challenges include:

  • to improve you must undertake a “current status” assessment
  • legal team “how to guides” are not commonly available
  • objectively assessing your own performance is not easy
  • you are not sure of what performance audit criteria to use
  • you are not clear how your team benchmarks against peer organisations
  • it's very hard to find time to conduct an audit on top of existing workloads
  • you know good diagnostic tools provide actionable insights
  • your team wants to do more strategic work but just cannot find the time

Wouldn’t it be great if you could access a comprehensive diagnostic tool that allows you to generate actionable insights for your team? 

The GLS Solution

GLS Best Seller   Critical Department Resource   Transformation Essential 

GLS Legal Dept. Efficiency Audit™ (DIY) is an online, easy to implement, intuitive to use, performance diagnostic tool to help you assess the performance of your legal team.

GLS Legal Dept. Efficiency Audit™ (DIY) will help you rapidly assess the current performance levels and capabilities of your legal team in an objective and transparent manner.

Comprising more than 150 diagnostic questions, this tool helps you assess the performance criteria that have the biggest impacts on your team’s productivity. 

This tool also will also assess your team’s resource allocations (policies, templates, processes & procedures, technology, etc.), to enable realistic and potent optimization solution pathways to emerge. 

The performance criteria against which our module is prepared is that of a “performance optimized” legal support function. As result using the tool provides you with:

  • a powerful reference model of what your fully optimized function would look like;
  • a detailed view of the critical resources that enable and drive legal team optimization;
  • an assessment of the presence and/or current performance of your resources; and
  • clearly identified and logical intervention/optimization scenarios to drive function productivity.

This tool will significantly enhance your ability to prepare and implement a transformation plan for your legal team that: 

  • is self-authored and specific to your business;
  • efficiently targets maximum productivity intervention scenarios; and
  • is easy, cheap and quick to implement.

Few lawyers like to be critiqued but as so much more is required of modern-day legal teams, it is essential that legal team leaders can obtain objective data and honestly assess performance. 

Problem solved.

Solution Deliverables

Efficiency Audit Tool:A detailed suite of online / e-format audit questions designed to help you comprehensively analyse the performance of your legal team.
Online / e-question format:Our diagnostic module can be made available to you in an online / e-question format that you can address to multiple members of your team and received their aggregated responses. 
Tool Usage Briefing Session:A 1 hour presentation and Q&A on how to utilise the Audit Tool including an overview of the GLS Legal Transformation Tube Map Model.  
GLS Legal Transformation Tube Map ModellingEach diagnostic module draws from GLS’ market leading legal department performance analysis module – the GLS Legal Transformation Tube Map – which you can find here
30 Minute GLS Transformation ConsultGLS are world leading expert in legal team efficiency planning and implementation. This module includes a 30 minute consult to help your efficient deployment of the tool and to obtain related insights. 
Findings Analysis: We can help you process your findings – we can offer a 3 hour consultancy to help you understand your results. 

Solution SLA Options and US$ Pricing

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Diagnostic Questions 1501503001000
Configured Electronic Forms
Tool Usage Briefing Session
GLS Transformation Consult
Corp Communications Package
Analysis Your Findings Support (3hrs)
Price (excl. VAT)$2,499$6,999$15,999$29,999

Pricing Comparison

What could you law firm deliver to you in 2h 56m? Certainly nothing that would allow you to generate deep insights into the performance of your legal team.

Big Law ReviewUS RateGLS CostMinutes
Big Law ReviewUS RateGLS CostMinutes
Partner$850$24992h 56m
Senior Associate$640$24993h 54m
Blended Rate$520$24994h 48m
Associate$480$24995h 12m
Junior Associate$400$24996h 12m

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



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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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