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Last month, the author discussed the fact that even though managing partners recognize the importance of developing and implementing sound principles of practice management, the extent to which the concept is successfully implemented varies greatly from firm to firm. He concludes his discussion herein.
Last month, we discussed the fact that even though managing partners recognize the importance of developing and implementing sound principles of practice management, the extent to which the concept is successfully implemented varies greatly from firm to firm. This is because of lawyers’ personalities and abilities, partners’ attitudes about “being managed,” and the extent to which they are willing to relinquish a degree of their personal and professional autonomy for the good of the firm and the practice group. We conclude our discussion herein.
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.