Attorneys per Paralegal

Benchmarking Report

Attorneys per Paralegal

This PDF report includes benchmarking data (in a visual, chart-based format), an comprehensive KPI definition, characteristics of high performers and technical details on measuring Attorneys per Paralegal. Purchase and download this easy-to-understand, presentation-ready report immediately to compare performance levels, set attainable performance targets, and push towards best-in-class performance for this KPI.


What is Attorneys per Paralegal?

The total number of in-house attorneys working for the company divided by the number of paralegals working for the company at the same point in time.

Why should Attorneys per Paralegal be measured?

Attorneys per Paralegal measures the total number of in-house attorneys working for the company in relation to the number of paralegals working for the company at the same point in time. Lower than average values for this metric can be indicative of excessive time spent on low-value work (e.g., printing, scanning, etc.), overstaffing, general inefficiencies within Legal Department processes (e.g., poor document preparation, lack of prompt responsiveness to legal issues, insufficient research on legal information or procedural issues, etc.), and sub-par Paralegal training and performance. While companies typically seek to streamline operations and employee positions to reduce expenses associated with excessively high numbers of Paralegals, great care should be taken when doing so as too many layoffs may make it that much more difficult for the company's attorneys to successfully represent clients and/or mitigate any legal issues that pop up. Perform time studies on the actions conducted by attorneys to determine the appropriate number of paralegals are needed.


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