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Law Firm Management Consultant

Every minute you spend on firm administration matters is not productive lawyer time. If you don’t have a firm manager or would like to have an outside perspective on your firm management, we can help.

If you need a firm manager but can’t justify hiring someone full-time, we can provide those services at a fraction of the cost. 


If you spend too much time managing, you won’t have anything to manage. Don’t throw away your most valuable asset/resource – your time.


You can engage us for a project or subscribe to receive our continuing services on a regular basis. We can work on an hourly rate or a flat fee. Know your cost up front. Of course, we are always on-call when you need us. Contact today for a quote.​

Our principal and lead consultant has over 30 years of law firm and law department management experience. He has also helped a number of lawyers and law firms start their own practice and is an entrepreneur in his own right.

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Professional Development & Coaching

Cartography’s principal has over 25 years of experience coaching individuals and organizations on most effectively utilizing their strengths and the strengths of their team members.


For an organization to reach its maximum potential, its individual members must function with a focus on their strengths. We can help you develop and nurture your team members to ensure that your organization is performing at its highest level.


We will meet with members of your organization, help them identify their strengths, and assess whether your teams are constructed so that members are utilizing their strengths to maximize the teams’ potential. 

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Human Resources & Compensation.

Effectively managing human resources issues is one of the most demanding challenges for any organization. The most vital component of an organization is its people. We have extensive experience in:​

  • Team building and training

  • Performance evaluations

  • Individual and team coaching

  • Change management

  • Employee engagement

  • Job satisfaction

  • Reorganizations


Incentivizing and rewarding employees are critical to an organization’s success. The compensation models which have worked well historically don't work so well anymore. It takes creative, out-of-the-box thinking to ensure that you attract and keep the talent your organization needs.


We do the legwork. You make the decision. Firms do not spend enough time in the hiring process. Hurriedly hiring the wrong person winds up costing more time and trouble than taking the time to do it right. But who has the time? We do. Let us help you define the position and find the best candidates to meet your needs.

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Recruiting & Hiring.

Great people with great resumes are not necessarily a great fit. A search process that identifies the goals a new hire should accomplish and then generates those individuals with the skills, knowledge, and experience to accomplish those goals is critical. But, that person must also be a good fit with the organization. Throwing resumes at you is not really helpful. And, that is not what we do.


Our team has extensive experience creating, managing, and leading employee searches and hiring and on-boarding team members in every sector, from law firms to in-house legal departments to small, mid-size and large companies and other organizations.

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Technology Solutions.

Technology is a tool that should work for you, not against you. Effective technology solutions can make you more competitive in the marketplace.

We have extensive experience selecting and implementing technology solutions and strategies to increase productivity and profitability, maximizing the effectiveness and efficiencies of technology you already have. 

We can research, recommend, and coordinate the implementation of:

  • Practice management systems

  • Document management systems

  • Client/customer relationship management systems

  • Cloud-based systems

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Other Management Consulting Services.

We routinely assist law firms with the following:

  • Law Firm Consulting

  • Financial Consulting and Management

  • Billing

  • Operations & Workflow. IT, software implementation and improvement, software evaluation, system analysis. Firms waste a lot of valuable time with inefficiencies and putting out fires. This can cost the firm more than money – it can cost clients. We can evaluate your systems from first contact by a potential client, to conversion of leads to clients, to generating work product, to digital storage, to coordinating operations with marketing efforts. What’s working? What isn’t? We’ll call it like we see it. And that means more profit for you.

  • Staff Training

  • Intake Management

  • Lead Conversion

  • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Firm Administration

  • Part-time managing partner, firm administrator, CEO or COO

  • Part-time chief marketing officer

  • Start-Ups. Many lawyers are intimidated by the prospect of going out on their own. They shouldn’t be. But they also shouldn’t do it blindly, without a plan, and by failing to address all of the issues that they need to get going. We’ve done it. We can help. Check out our whitepaper on Starting a Law Firm.

  • Strategic Planning

  • Marketing

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Professional Development & Coaching
Human Resources & Comp
Recruiting & Hiring
Technology Solutions
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