DLC Consulting Services, LLC

On-Demand Legal Management & Back Office Services for Solo and Small Law Firms

IT & Operations

Ensure your law practice operations and procedures are implemented diligently.

Finance & Accounting

We’re specialized in law firm billing, accounting, payroll and related services.

Human Resources

Employee administration including sourcing, benefits, and policies.


Support your marketing efforts with web design, social media and more.


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

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

Diane has an innate ability to assess critical operational challenges and then systematically address them in an effective and productive manner.

Teresa Cunningham
Partner – Gaw Van Male, 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

Law Firm Management Consulting for solo and small law firms

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Discover how your law practice 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.

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.

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.

Ways we will help your law practice succeed

Handling high level administrative functions


Developing systems and procedures for your practice


Providing information and advice on best practices

Legal Practice Management Tips & Resources

Our law firm management blog provides an excellent resource for solo and small firms.

Budgeting for Solo and Small Law Firms

Budgeting for solo and small law firms is an important management task. It’s easy for solos and small firms to be less-than-formal when starting a new firm, or moving forward once already established, to put a budget on the back burner when the focus is on trying to...

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The Legal Software Tsunami

Originally published in Contra Costa Lawyer Magazine, July 2019 Issue Excerpt: Where We Stand... There has been a deluge of legal, cloud-based software over the past five years. Lawyers are becoming comfortable with cloud computing, understand more about cloud...

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Lawyers Suspended for Trusting Staff

Three NY lawyers were suspended for trust account violations by their Office Manager recently.  These attorneys weren’t inexperienced. One had been practicing law for 33 years.  This is an all too common issue with attorneys who have long-term employees they trust...

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