Bloomberg Law
April 22, 2021, 9:00 AM

ANALYSIS: Lawyers–Consider Expanding Your Multidisciplinary Team

Francis Boustany
Francis Boustany
Legal Analyst

Last June, we discussed our suspicion that lawyers believe that multidisciplinary teams can include only lawyers. Bloomberg Law’s 2021 Legal Operations Survey results confirm that suspicion. Lawyers justify their definition of multidisciplinary teams in a variety of ways and, while there may be a place for the lawyer-only team, lawyers should usually consider including other types of professionals on the team.

Lawyers Only: The Legal Multidisciplinary Team

Survey results indicate that most (82%) respondents believe MDTs can be made up only of lawyers. Many of these respondents justify lawyer-only MDTs through reasoning that lawyers in different practice areas, at ...

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