Legal Services: Auditing the Process

  • Item No. : 1062
  • ISBN : 978-0-89413-636-8
  • Publisher : The IIA Research Foundation
  • Publish Date : February 2009
  • Authors : James S. Fargason, LLM, CIA, CPA, CMA, CFE
  • Media : Paperback
  • Page count : 62
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 8.5
  • Member Price : $45.00
  • Non-Member Price : $55.00



There is ample opportunity for auditors to dramatically improve the efficiency and effectiveness of both in-house and external legal counsel. Auditing the legal process is one way to help reduce waste associated with legal representation.




The audit can be performed within a reasonable amount of time and with a moderate amount of resources, provided the appropriate steps have been taken:


  • Planning the audit
  • Employing the right staff
  • Performing the right audit steps
  • Limiting the distribution of the report
  • Performing a timely follow-up

Legal Services: Auditing the Process provides audit checklists, key notes, and a detailed set of tests that will be useful to internal auditors and anyone subject to an audit of legal services.