Legal Talent Acquisition

We Manage the People. You Manage the Law.

Expert consultation for the future of business.

The legal industry is undergoing fundamental shifts in its business model in response to varied and considerable external and internal pressures.  With decades of experience aiding large and small firms gain key insights into how to increase efficiency and accountability in their administrative processes, IST’s Legal Resource Management (LRM) experts are ready to bring our proficiency and resources to your firm.  Our methodologies are proven to secure your competitive position in this changing market while aiding and advancing long-term business viability.

IST’s Legal Resource Management Services:

  • Consultation
  • On-Site Assessment & Report of Key Findings
  • Outsourced Legal Staffing
  • Talent Acquisition Management


  • Your organizational needs
  • Future objectives
  • Your matter management processes
  • Your core team
  • Your staff management practices


  • Current market position
  • Business priorities and performance
  • Current matter management workflows
  • Current technologies
  • Distribution of labor


  • Current Processes vs. Industry Benchmarks
  • Effectiveness of current processes
  • Areas of focus for business growth
  • Areas of deficiency
  • Recommendations for key staffing

LRM Outsourced Staffing.

IST will take the time to learn the firm’s culture and how you operate so that we can make the best recommendations to reduce administrative spend and streamline processes while ensuring the highest level of support and integrity is provided to firm clients, partners and associates.


How it Works:

  • IST assumes current paralegals and legal assistants at current rates or provides new staff with same or greater skillsets.
  • IST moves legal support personnel into a more collaborative, centralized location within the office.
  • IST optimizes workflow management by implementing the IST-Request system to capture, prioritize and report on all Attorney support activities.
  • IST continuously analyzes workflow reporting to identify areas where efficiencies can be gained including increases in staff training, staff adjustments or staff reductions.

Dedicated Legal Talent Acquisition.

When you partner with IST, you will get a TAM dedicated to you who will seek to understand the firm’s culture and business objectives then combine that knowledge with Kerri Lidman’s expert recommendation to find the exact right candidate for you.  We will be a specialized extension of your HR team.

Put IST’s expertise to work for you.

Kerri’s mission is to affect the following efficiencies at your firm:

  • Learn your current operation inside and out
  • Advise on legal staffing, business structures, operational efficiency, business planning, and legal analytics.
  • Enhance profitability through strategic vision and change management.
  • Create a road map to strategic change, process management and integrate key talent to support the firm’s future goals.

Kerri Lidman

National Director, Legal Resource Management


IST offers an outside leadership presence with Kerri Lidman, MBA, National Director of Legal Resource Management, Certified Legal Lean Sigma® and Project Management Yellow Belt.  Kerri is a COO/legal administrator with over 20 years’ experience managing the business of law and acting as legal consultant to share her subject matter expertise.  Kerri is your go-to expert as your leadership team realizes cost savings in all areas of support.

Talent Acquisition Team

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