Bloomberg Law
April 12, 2022, 9:00 AM

ANALYSIS: Missing Piece of Multidisciplinary Teams: Non-Lawyers

Rachael Pikulski
Rachael Pikulski
Legal Analyst

Preliminary results from Bloomberg Law’s Legal Ops & Tech 2022 Survey suggest that lawyers are still not expanding their multidisciplinary teams to include non-attorneys. In fact, more than 75% of initial respondents report that a group of attorneys alone is sufficient to form a multidisciplinary team.

This leaves a relatively small percentage—less than a quarter—of respondents who believe that multidisciplinary teams should include at least one non-attorney. And while this represents an increase from last year’s responses (from 18.5% in 2021 to 22% in 2022), it continues to raise the question of whether lawyers truly understand the purpose and nature ...

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