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Some Combinations Should Have Been Created Sooner

Law Firm + Law Company + Law Department. The trifecta. The solution. The future. The peanut butter & jelly & milk.

ElevateNext + Elevate + you.  A one-stop solution for law department 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?

All law departments have problems (small p).  Litigation, employment, M&A, etc. But addressing them using the same old methods doesn’t address the big Problem (large P) — the growing demand for legal services. Hiring additional in-house staff is not the solution, nor is farming out more to traditional law firms.  Creating new tools to do the wrong things better is also not the answer. The Solution (big S) is a combination of 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 a moonshot.  

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 forming a firm so it could join forces with Elevate Services, a globally acclaimed, full-service law company, to form a new model for the delivery of legal services. 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, law departments sent the vast majority of their work to outside counsel. Then the trend was to bring more work (and staff) in-house. Then, when the recession hit, companies began unbundling legal services and using different service providers (law companies) for things like document review, technology, staffing, operations, consulting and more. But that model made law departments cruise directors having to manage multiple outside law firms (none of whom are aligned with one another) with multiple outside providers just to get the needed cost savings. Enter the law firm + law company solution.  ElevateNext handles any work the law department needs that requires the practice of law. Elevate Services provides all the related non-practice-of-law services. 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.”

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 counsel.  Companies are in dire need of efficiency, cost savings, budget certainty and customer service. So let’s talk it through. We’re good with new.