Legal Department Consulting

Legal department strategy consulting involves working with legal departments to develop and execute strategies that align with the organization's overall business goals. At Karta, we help legal departments transform from a reactive, cost-center mentality to a proactive, value-add mentality.

Our legal department strategy consulting services are designed to help you optimize your legal operations, improve efficiency, and increase the value of your legal department. We work closely with your legal department team to understand your organization's goals and challenges, and then develop a tailored plan to help you achieve those goals.

Our team of legal experts has extensive experience working with legal departments of all sizes and industries. We bring a unique perspective to legal department strategy consulting, combining legal knowledge with business acumen to help legal departments operate more strategically and effectively.

Whether you need help with technology implementation, process improvement, vendor management, or other legal operations challenges, our team is here to help. We'll work closely with you to understand your needs and develop a customized plan that delivers results. Our most sought-after services include:

Comprehensive Legal Department Assessment: Our flat-fee diagnostic process assesses your legal department to identify areas for optimization and digital transformation. You'll receive a detailed report with metrics and a roadmap for change management. We'll help you make the business case to your stakeholders to approve the budget for our recommended changes.

Legal Operations Outsourcing: If you don't want to grow your legal operations department internally, you can still benefit from a robust legal operations team through our outsourcing services.

Trial Consulting: We consult on all aspects of trial technology, vendor selection, logistics, mock jury examinations, venue research, and project management to help you achieve successful trial outcomes.

Contact us to discuss how we can specifically help you optimize your legal operations and achieve your desired outcomes. With our commitment to excellence and client satisfaction, you can trust us to deliver exceptional results every time.

Strategic Planning

At Karta, we believe that innovation is key to success in the legal industry. That's why we offer comprehensive services to help you create a long-term departmental strategy for legal technology and process innovation.

Our team works with you to assess your current technology and processes, identify areas for improvement, and create a customized roadmap for innovation.

We help you select and implement the latest legal technology tools and software to streamline your processes, enhance your efficiency, and improve your bottom line.

With our legal expertise and industry knowledge, we can help you stay ahead of the curve and achieve your desired outcomes.

Technology Acquisition, Implementation & Adoption

At our firm, we understand that technology plays a crucial role in the success of modern businesses. That's why we offer a comprehensive range of technology services to help you optimize your infrastructure for long-term success. We work with you to create a long-term technology roadmap that aligns with your business goals and objectives.

Our team helps you select, price, and contract the best technology options for your needs, including tools such as document management systems, e-billing/matter management, contract management, content management, IP management, business process management, board management, and compliance management. With our technology expertise and industry knowledge, we can help you leverage technology to achieve your desired outcomes and stay ahead of the curve.

The Alternative Legal Service Providers Landscape

We offer a range of services to help you leverage the right resources for the right matters, including alternative legal service providers (ALSPs) for litigation support, document review, staffing, and other service providers and technology, as appropriate.

We help you identify the areas of work that can be contracted out to control costs and maximize efficiency. And we help you with the procurement and negotiating process.

Our team assists with the selection and contracting of well-defined areas of work to ensure that you get the most out of your resources. We help you integrate the right technology tools and software to streamline your workflow and enhance your productivity.

Knowledge Management

We offer a range of services to help you create seamless access to this knowledge throughout your organization and centralize key templates, policies, processes, memos, and other methods. By streamlining access to institutional knowledge, we help you minimize rework and maximize efficiency.

Our team assists with the identification and centralization of key documents and knowledge resources, ensuring that your team can leverage existing knowledge to make informed decisions and take effective action.

Information Governance & Records Management:

We offer a range of services to help you develop a comprehensive records management program that includes a record retention schedule, policies, and processes.

Karta works with you to identify and assess your organization's records management needs, including the creation of a record retention schedule that ensures legal compliance and optimizes efficiency. We help you establish policies and processes that enable effective records management, from document creation to storage, retention, and disposition.

Data Privacy & Security

We offer a comprehensive privacy audit to help you ensure that you have the controls in place to comply with privacy laws and regulations, secure personally identifiable information (PII), and comply with protective orders, NDAs, and confidentiality agreements.

Our team conducts a thorough audit of your privacy and security controls, assessing your compliance with applicable laws and regulations and identifying any areas that require improvement. We provide you with templates and a playbook for compliance to address any areas that are lacking.

Additionally, we have privacy and GDPR experts available to service your needs, ensuring that you have access to the expertise you need to protect your organization and comply with relevant regulations.

Vendor Management

We will manage your vendors and outside counsel by auditing, budgeting and supervising your projects. We also develop customized tracking tools to provide you with visibility as to the work being done externally. By systematically controlling these expenses, we will save you at least 20 percent of current costs. Our work around vendor management, is a quick and easy way to reduce outside spending.

We also consult on law firm panel convergence and RFPs (updated to include technology innovation requirements).

The best part is that you do not have to be the one to deal with these issues with your vendors or counsel, we do that for you, preserving relationships while increasing value.