Tech Audit

Testing Your Tech


Metrics. Call them a fad. Call them unrealistic. Still, there’s no argument: Periodically rating your office efficiency is useful.

Here are 10 tasks to help you brutally and honestly rate firm or lawyer efficiency. No magic here—just a wake-up call to sensitize and highlight areas for improvement.

Fill out your score for each task according to the specified standard, total your scores, and then check ratings at the end of this article.

(Click here for the interactive column.)

David Beckman and David Hirsch are lawyers in the firm of Beckman & Hirsch in Burlington, Iowa. Contact Beckman by e-mail at or Hirsch at

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