The lawyer rating service you can trust

Used by GCs, Directors of Legal Operations and procurement professionals globally

  • TickAssess the expertise of legal specialists before hiring them, using their Meisterline® ratings
  • TickIdentify those lawyers and law firms that offer the best value for your legal budget

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How does it work?

The process is simple

1Request

When hiring legal advisors or preparing RFPs and tender documents, request a Meisterline® rating from each lawyer.

2Test

The lawyers obtain their Meisterline® ratings (valid for one year) by registering on our online platform and going through a series of tests.

3Compare

Now you can analyse these Meisterline® ratings to compare skill-sets between lawyers and between entire legal teams.

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Independent, reliable and objective

The Meisterline® rating system builds on decades of applied research and has been tested on lawyers from over 100 of the world’s leading law firms It generates ratings that are independent and reliable – and not based on subjective opinions.

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No cost to clients

Lawyers pay to take our rating assessments, allowing us to give clients access to the system for free. There will be optional paid add-ons to help you with your assessments. However, the basic system is free to use. You simply need to ask outside counsel for their Meisterline® ratings.

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Easy to use

Comparing lawyers based on their past work, biographies and marketing claims is time-consuming, subjective and too often inconclusive. Meisterline® ratings offer a simple numerical system for assessing the composition of legal teams, their skill-sets and whether they represent value for money.

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Powerful and versatile

Add Meisterline® ratings to project spreadsheets; Map them to billing rates and Alternative Fee Arrangements; Quickly identify under and over-valued legal specialists; Perform return-on-expertise calculations to screen legal teams and for post-project reviews.

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Comprehensive

Traditional lawyer ranking directories offer subjective, qualitative commentary covering mostly senior practitioners. Meisterline® ratings provide comprehensive quantitative data across all levels of legal expertise from junior lawyers to senior partners.

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Management friendly

Meisterline® ratings can be easily understood by anyone, whether they have a legal background or not. Being numerically-based and ideal for spreadsheets, they speak directly to senior management and C-suite decision makers.

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*Meisterline® rating system tests 2014-2017. No endorsement ​by these firms is implied or should be inferred.

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