Analytics Maturity in Legal Organizations:
Lessons from “The Karate Kid”

Many corporate law departments and law firms are legal analytics novices: they have not yet developed the ability to ground their guidance in historical data, measurement and statistics. In order to do so, they must incrementally increase their capacity to capture, organize and analyze data related to the practice of law, much like a karate student learns fundamental skills before building upon that knowledge to advance from level to level.

This white paper outlines the legal analytics maturity model and, in a nod to the 1984 classic The Karate Kid, offers a blueprint for how law departments and law firms can use some Mr. Miyagi-like training to gain the command and fluency to become analytics “black belts,” progressively building on the knowledge gained in each stage along the way.