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Managing partners and members of executive committees in the most successful law firms strongly support the concept of having Practice Group Leaders (PGLs) assume a major role in their firms' efforts. Here's why.
Managing partners and members of executive committees in the most successful law firms strongly support the concept of having Practice Group Leaders (PGLs) assume a major role in their firms’ efforts. These individuals: 1) ensure 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 Scott Flaherty, Chris Johnson, Meghan Tribe, Roy Strom, Miriam Rozen and Lizzy McLellan
With the new year upon us, law firms have just been through the typical year-end crush of collections, budgeting, compensation decisions and more. The authors recently took a look at 2017's hottest trends, and explored what we could expect from them in 2018.
By Sharon Meit Abrahams
Before starting a training program, conduct a needs assessment when performance is inappropriate or inadequate. This means when one or more attorneys or staff are not doing what they should be doing, or they are doing something they should not be doing. Here's how to proceed.
By Vivian Hood
Although the current news cycle is a barrage of negative situations, the silver lining is that they offer law firms a wealth of teachable moments about the importance of preparing for and responding to a crisis situation.
By Michael P. Maslankammaslanka@fordharrison.com
A Different Perspective
Here are five ideas that lawyers can learn from the military. They just might work for you and your firm.