Essential Insight

Law firms everywhere are seeking a deeper understanding of their operations. Motivated by mergers, relocations, expansions, financial goals, or changes in the practice, firms have a growing imperative for better information to guide their most critical decisions.

In response to this need, ofPartner has developed RevelationLegal, a powerful, web-based analysis designed for the legal environment that provides unprecedented vision into a firm's operation.

RevelationLegal is a unique analytics dashboard built on job-related information. 

We transform raw data from legal and support staff into meaningful insights about how to improve your organization's performance.

Employee-centric approach

We use a simple online questionnaire that asks staff and attorneys to describe the activities they perform during a typical year.

We speak your language

Making the process easier is always on our minds. We can tailor the questionnaire language to fit your firm’s nomenclature and culture.

Give us just 30 minutes

Your people have valuable insights about their work. Gather their job-related data quickly and efficiently.

Minimal investment, maximum return

View the results and analysis from every angle, identify strategic opportunities, formulate improvement plans.

A powerful management tool

Gather actionable insight with our questionnaire tool. Base your decisions on evidence and gain buy-in from management and staff with greater credibility.

Secure, private and in the cloud

Results are provided through an easy-to-use portal that allows you to view and analyze your firm as a holistic organization.

ALA Uniform Process Based Management System (UPBMS)

Our online questionnaire utilizes ALA’s UPBMS, the only universally recognized taxonomy that encompasses the wide variety of processes needed to support the practice of law. ofPartner and RevelationLegal are proud to endorse this forward-thinking effort to establish a common language and framework for legal support operations across the industry.

Learn more about the ALA UPBMS Project. 

View an interactive version of our taxonomy. 

Understanding how people work is the gateway to innovation.

RevelationLegal is the key that unlocks it.

We recognized the need to answer a seemingly simple question: How are our most valuable resources–our people–being utilized?

Despite the simplicity of the question, our decades of law firm management experience have revealed that it is difficult, if not impossible, for most firms to find a meaningful answer on their own.

To address this need, we developed RevelationLegal.

RevelationLegal allows you to quickly see how attorneys and support staff spend their time, and what those activities are costing the firm.

Who can leverage RevelationLegal results?

Senior Firm Leadership
Office Leadership
Practice Group Leadership
Administrative Departmental Leadership
Individual Attorneys and Staff

How can you utilize the RevelationLegal results?

Conduct strategic planning
Analyze legal personnel utilization
Develop a cost basis for AFA calculations
Benchmark strategic and operational initiatives
Restructure administrative functions
Reorganize administrative departments and personnel
Develop core competency models
Focus training and professional development initiatives

RevelationLegal’s scalable and flexible design allows you to address a wide range of challenges.

Global Confusion

As firms become disbursed across far-flung offices and organize themselves into practice groups and departments to focus on specific disciplines, significant inefficiencies can develop because of the inevitable “silo effect.” Many firms have lost the ability to manage themselves as a unified organization. The inability to view their operations holistically has made it very challenging for firms to manage strategically to eliminate redundancies and identify opportunities for innovation.

Departmental Stress

As support departments diligently work to meet the ever-changing needs of the firm, they often experience internal stress and difficulties managing expanding requirements with reduced resources. Without proactive management, these departments run the risk of losing quality employees, experiencing higher error rates, becoming inefficient or falling out-of-step with the practices they support.

Functional Dysfunction

To meet growing demands, administrative departments and practice groups have started securing functional specialists. This often results in what we call functional fragmentation, with individuals performing similar roles across your organization with no collaboration or standardization among them. Although often created out of necessity, this fragmentation can increase costs and erode client service.

Resistance to Change

While firms are generally capable of identifying strategic goals and objectives, implementing the changes needed to achieve them is another matter entirely. Ultimately, achieving any strategic objective distills down to individuals changing the way they work. This is often where progress is interrupted, as identifying and managing individual behaviors is an overwhelming task.

Our Process

We help develop your communications plan and project schedule.

You provide participant information, and we customize the questionnaire to meet your requirements.

The questionnaire is deployed to target employees, typically for 10-18 days.

Results are available online. We also build a full report within two weeks of the survey's closing date.

The RevelationLegal team provides a presentation to review the results and identify opportunities for improvement.

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