DLC Consulting Services, LLC

Legal Management and Operations Consulting for Solo and Small Law Firms

Law Firm Software & Operations

Ensure your law practice operations and procedures are implemented diligently.

Law Firm Assessments

Utilize 80+ years of legal management experience to improve your operations.

Solo & Small Law Firm Start-Ups

Launch your new firm quickly and efficiently with our refined start-up process.


Legal Management Consulting & Fractional Administrator

Get on demand consulting as you need it.

Law Firm Financial Services

Understand and manage your law firm finances for success.

Law Firm Human Resources

Employee administration including sourcing, benefits, and policies.

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Discover how your law firm can run more efficiently and profitably today.

Tap into the combined experience of more than 60 years in legal management. We’ve managed in small, medium and large firms and bring that knowledge to you.

Diane is amazing, responsive and very knowledgeable. She has assisted our law firm in more ways than one. I can't express enough her dedication and her timely responses, which is huge in the legal community.

Contract Lawyergtg

When you start a firm you're busy enough getting and delivering upon new business. Managing the rest of your firm just detracts from that. Diane and her team have been a great resource for attorneys I've referred her way. Chat with her and you'll see a whole new way of operating.

Leo Manzione

Can't say enough good things about Diane and Suzanne. They saved me time every week, reducing my workload and stress, and allowing me to spend more time on billable client work. They helped me take my practice to the next level.

Joseph Ferrucci

Diane was a huge help to me when we started our boutique law firm. Her experience was invaluable and she rolled up her sleeves to pitch in. Great person to work with, friendly, professional, expert.

Richard McDerby

DLC Consulting has extraordinary experience with implementation of NetDocuments, and provides customers with timely support, training and insight. I would highly recommend Diane and her team.

Jan Watson

Diane has been a great resource for our law firm. Her expertise was invaluable when we made the transition to NetDocuments. She is responsive, knowledgeable, and professional. I would highly recommend her services.

Suzanne Burgess

I have known Diane for years. Now that I hired her to do a project for me I understand the depth and breadth of her experience. I could have spent days spinning my wheels thinking through a project that she was able to set me straight on in a thirty minute conversation. Save yourself the headache or reinventing the wheel!

Patricia De Fonte

Diane's extensive experience in the trenches as a legal secretary and an office manager shines through in her presentations.

Voneciel Gaines, CCLS
Alameda County Legal Secretaries Association

There are few specialists who have dedicated themselves to NetDocs and Diane is one of them. We’ve appreciated her expertise.

Richard McDerby
Partner – Osborn McDerby LLP

Unlike other programs that give very general information, Diane was specific and detailed and provided real life ways to deal with varying personalities and situations. Plus she's a lot of fun!

Dee Sannazzaro Gray
Administrator – Vasquez, Beniske & Lindgren, LLP

Diane’s professionalism, efficiency, delivery, customer service and follow-up is excellent and I truly appreciate all the support she has provided.

Garth A. Maijala
Coordinator of Industrial Hygiene & Online Services – SIPE

Diane was great to work with! She is very responsive and knowledgeable about practice management systems. She went the extra mile to provide thorough information and to help my firm find the right case management solution.

Rose-Ellen Fairgrieve
Fairgrieve Law Office

I attended Diane’s course on Generations in the Workplace. She presented interesting, well-researched content and gave specific examples of how to improve communication skills. I recommend her course.

Paul DeAngelis
Solo Practitioner

Do you feel like there’s a better way to manage your firm, but just don’t have time to figure it out?

Delegate to an experienced law firm manager. Hiring someone to help with these tasks can reduce the burden of managing your law practice. At DLC Consulting Services, we specialize in helping solo and small law firms increase their billable hours, boost profits and improve their work/life balance.

We provide knowledge, services and processes to help small law firms organize and manage their businesses.

Whether you’re an established law firm or just starting out, building and maintaining a law practice is a lot of work. For most attorneys it’s overwhelming and frustrating – you didn’t go to law school to research software selections, create office policies, compare insurance policies, design job descriptions, or any number of other administrative tasks.

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