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Some Combinations Should Have Been Created Sooner

New Model Law Firm + Law Company + Law Departments/Traditional Law Firms. The trifecta. The solution. The future. The peanut butter + jelly + milk.

ElevateNext + Elevate Services + you.  A one-stop solution for law department and law firm needs.

If America can put a man on the moon, why can’t we solve the problems law departments have?

True solutions involve design, process, technology, AI and more. We design the solution for you. ElevateNext handles the “practice of law” piece, and Elevate Services helps us deliver everything else. Ta da. Moonshot.

Change is hard. But not if you approach it correctly.

Been there, done that, many times over.  Let us do the heavy lifting.

There is Love in evoLution.

We love helping our clients evolve.

Why ElevateNext?

What’s Next in Law?

For law departments :  Law departments have issues — litigation, employment, M&A. Some big and some small, but addressing them using the same old methods doesn’t tackle the bigger issue  — the growing demand for legal services without the commensurate legal budget. Hiring additional in-house staff is not the solution, nor is farming out more to traditional law firms.  After all, creating new tools to do the wrong things better solves nothing.  The Solution is a combination of  new model law firm + law company + law department.  The result – substantially reduced legal spend, increased department efficiency, better outcomes, but most importantly – a reduction in the demand for law department services by the business folk.  That’s what we call doing more with less or #dolesslaw. (Not to be mistaken for Doles Slaw).  

For law firms: Competition is getting fierce(r), and clients are turning to law companies or to their own in-house staff to do much of the work you used to do.  The reality is, you have to adapt to this new paradigm (or merge again to buy yourself a few more years), but most firms don’t know where to begin. Working with a law company and an “elevated” law firm is the answer. From small solutions to enterprise ones, we can help.

Industry Rebels

ElevateNext was founded by Nicole Auerbach and Patrick Lamb, two legal industry rebels with a track record of seeing around corners and identifying where the legal industry will be going. They founded Valorem Law Group in 2008 to bring alternative fee arrangements to the mainstream. By 2016, they were one of the 22 firms named “best at AFAs” in the country. Described as “punching above their weight,” Nicole & Pat decided to throw another right hook at the legal industry by forming  this majority woman-owned new model firm (say that 10 times fast) to partner with Elevate Services, a globally acclaimed, full-service law company, to create a new choice for the delivery of legal services for both law departments and law firms. Pow.  Knockout!

Industry Rebels

ElevateNext was founded by Patrick Lamb and Nicole Auerbach two legal industry rebels with a track record of seeing around corners and identifying where the legal industry is (or will be) going. They founded Valorem Law Group in 2008 to bring alternative fee arrangements to the mainstream. By 2016, they were one of the 22 firms named “best at AFAs” in the country. Described as “punching above their weight,” Pat and Nicole decided to throw another right hook at the legal industry by joining forces with Elevate Services, a globally acclaimed, full-service law company, to form a new model for the delivery of legal services. Pow. A knockout!

One Stop Solution

Once upon a time, in a galaxy close, close at hand, law departments sent the vast majority of their work to outside counsel. Then things changed and the trend was to bring more work (and staff) in-house. But when the recession hit, companies began unbundling legal services and using outside service providers for things like document review, technology, staffing, operations, consulting and more. But that diffused outsourcing model required the law departments to play the role of cruise directors who had to manage multiple outside law firms (none of whom were aligned with one another) with multiple outside providers, which led to inefficiency and not always the greatest results. 

Enter the law firm + law company solution.  ElevateNext + Elevate Services seamlessly handle projects that combine the practice of law and the need for efficiency, process and lower cost alternatives. Because of our partnership, ElevateNext and Elevate are entirely aligned — for the benefit of the customer. The result is a one-stop solution that achieves cost savings, efficiencies and better outcomes, with no “cruise directing” needed.

Let’s Chat

Yeah, this is new.  And the legal industry doesn’t exactly flock to “new.”  But this is also the future. Just look at the many articles being written about the impact that law companies are having on the industry, and how law departments are dissatisfied with the vast majority of their outside law firms.  Companies are in dire need of efficiency, cost savings, budget certainty and customer service. Firms are in dire need of help to deliver what clients want. So let’s talk it through. We’re good with new. In fact, we thrive in it.