Pending Cases per Litigation Attorney
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What is Pending Cases per Litigation Attorney?
The total number of pending (active cases that have not yet been closed/settled) legal cases divided by the number of in-house litigation attorneys working for the company at the same point in time.
Why should Pending Cases per Litigation Attorney be measured?
Pending Cases per Litigation Attorney measures the total number of pending (active cases that have not yet been closed/settled) legal cases in relation to the number of in-house litigation attorneys working for the company at the same point in time. A relatively low value for this metric is typically related to a few common factors, including inaccurate demand forecasting in attorney hiring (i.e., not hiring enough attorneys to meet the legal needs of the company), highly manual (i.e., error and rework prone) litigation processes and procedures (e.g., manual exchange of legal documents during the discovery phase, etc.), excessive time spent on low-value work (e.g., printing, scanning, etc.), general inefficiencies within litigation processes (e.g., poor document management, lack of prompt responsiveness to legal issues, untimely communication with management, a lack of arbitration settlement attempts, insufficient research on legal procedural issues, etc.), and sub-par Legal Department employee training and performance. Each of these factors can result in prolonged litigation cycle times and an increased probability that the case will be settled at a loss.
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