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Managing partners and members of executive committees in the more successful law firms that are organized into substantive departments and/or practice groups strongly support the concept of having Practice Group Leaders (PGLs) assume a major role in their firms’ efforts to: 1) insure partner coordination, control and accountability over fields of law, areas of practice and client matters to provide high quality legal services to clients in a timely manner at fees that are fair to the clients and their firms; 2) increase the productivity levels of all timekeepers within their practice groups; 3) increase the economic contribution of their practice groups to the firm to enhance revenue and profitability; and 4) assume primary responsibility for communications to and from members of their practices about firm economics, priorities and business issues, as well as practice growth and client development initiatives.
By Joel A. Rose
Strong Hands-on Leadership is Crucial in Today’s Competitive Practice Environment
A financially and professionally successful law firm does not simply evolve. It must be built in an orderly and systematic manner. The values important to a firm have to be identified, defined, organized and centrally placed. The responsibility for achieving these goals must be keyed to an organizational factor. Whether this is a committee or an individual, ultimately someone must be responsible.
By Rob Mattern
Back in March of this year, we predicted changes and trends the results of the 2018 Mattern Cost Recovery Survey would reveal. At that time, we got our…
By Mark Beese
Design Thinking — a creative process for innovation — has become a staple topic in MBA programs and tech companies, it is just now showing up in law practice management circles.
By Nicholas Bruch
EY’s Announcement That It Is Acquiring Riverview Law Could Accelerate the Pace of Change in the Legal Industry
There has been much talk in the past year that the Big Four were sniffing around the alternative legal services market looking for an acquisition. That wait is now over. Here is an analysis of how the acquisition may impact different sections of the legal market.