James Beckett is building a better ruler — for measuring the value of outside counsel and legal service providers. As CEO of Qualmet, Beckett is working to create a simple process for corporate legal departments to evaluate their legal spend and make sure they’re maximizing business value. The platform lets in-house counsel establish a streamlined, quantitative, cloud-based system for evaluating the performance of legal service providers, allowing for open collaboration around quality and value.
Increasing efficiency, promoting value, and rethinking legal services? That’s something we here at Logikcull can relate to, so we reached out to Beckett to discuss trends in corporate legal departments, key metrics for lawyers of all stripes, and more. A lightly edited version of our conversation follows.
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