Legal Services: Auditing the Process

There is ample opportunity for auditors to dramatically improve the efficiency and effectiveness of both in-house and external legal counsel. Auditing the legal process is one way to help reduce waste associated with legal representation.

The audit can be performed within a reasonable amount of time and with a moderate amount of resources, provided the appropriate steps have been taken:

  • Planning the audit
  • Employing the right staff
  • Performing the right audit steps
  • Limiting the distribution of the report
  • Performing a timely follow-up

Legal Services: Auditing the Process provides audit checklists, key notes, and a detailed set of tests that will be useful to internal auditors and anyone subject to an audit of legal services.