Legal Audits Program
TECUM has conducted over 500 law firm audits, ranging from overall performance evaluations for multiple cases to single, high expense cases and national mass litigation. A legal audit is a detailed file review process, which is the best method for determining how well firms are managing their cases.
A primary goal of all our audits is to help the firm better understand the objectives of their clients. The ultimate goal is to help develop a stronger relationship between the firm and their client in cost effectively handling their litigation and resolving any bill disputes.
Once a firm implements the recommended changes, the client realizes savings in future handling of their cases. TECUM will review the firm's legal bills as part of their Legal Bill Review program to monitor compliance.
The program helps the client identify their best performing firms, establish performance benchmarks and more constructively communicate with counsel. TECUM's legal audit program has resulted in legal cost savings with every firm reviewed. In one instance for a single client, the program resulted in savings of over $15,000,000 in one year without replacing counsel.
Often, clients provide members of their own staff to work with TECUM during audits. We welcome the participation of our clients in any audit process.
Some of our largest clients use our audit and legal bill review programs on all insured choice counsel or in Cumis counsel situations.