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The manner in which law firm leaders measure profitability has the potential to have a profound impact on behavior and motivation.
The manner in which law firm leaders measure profitability has the potential to have a profound impact on behavior and motivation, particularly as more firms integrate this metric into their operational management and compensation systems. Yet the nuance involved in establishing profitability metrics opens the door for even the most well-intentioned to encourage and incentivize the wrong behaviors. In a competitive market, firms chasing the false profits of production will quickly be left behind. As law firms continue to embrace and deploy profit metrics, it is essential lawyer leaders — and not just their business advisers — truly understand the implications and risks involved in their decisions, every step of the way.
By Joel A. Rose
An Astute Lawyer-Manager Must Achieve the Appropriate Balance of Building Consensus Among the Partners
Applying management techniques to practice areas may introduce to the firm a new take on methods for enhancing profitability.
By Ari Kaplan
As the volume of litigation continues to grow and the ability to manage it as a defendant or add to it as a plaintiff grows increasingly complex, legal costs will continue to rise in 2019 — and funding advocacy on both sides will remain a lingering challenge.
By Lawrence L. Bell
When the Tax Cut and Jobs Act became law in December of 2017 there was a question whether some of the highest salaried employees at non-profit organizations would be exempt from the $1M remuneration tax. In the majority of states, the highest salaried employees are athletic coaches.
By Ishan Girdhar
The Big 4 accounting firms have identified legal services as an area for growth beyond traditional financial services and consulting services.