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Law Firm Culture

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Building a High-Performance Law Firm Culture

What law firms can learn from elite rowing teams and their esprit de corps.

Elizabeth Ferris - October 5, 2018

Five Ways to Make Meetings Matter

Here are five ways high-performing organizations run more productive meetings.

Elise Keith - August 10, 2018
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Confronting Lawyer Turnover in Law Firms

Turnover in law firms, especially with young lawyers, is at its highest level ever. Nothing law firms have done to date has reversed this trend and the damage to firms is almost unfathomable. Thanks to turnover, the top 400 law firms lose ...

Link Christin - May 2, 2018

No Immunity: Sexual Harassment and the Legal Industry

As members of a conservative industry that — literally — wrote the rule book on sexual harassment, law firms need to be ready for a day of reckoning that seems inescapable. Right now, the focus is still largely on Hollywood, mass media, Wall ...

John Hellerman - February 22, 2018

Law Firm’s Guide to a Low-Risk Holiday Party

I know, I know — another cautionary tale about law firm holiday parties. We all know the drill: Have fun, but not too much. Keep in mind the party — whether it includes staff, spouses, clients or referents — is a professional work event. ...

Link Christin - November 28, 2017
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How Being Happy Is Contagious (and Why You’ll Live Longer)

I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the attitudes people bring to work every day and how a positive or negative attitude affects how others perform their jobs — including how they serve their clients. The interesting thing is that ...

Daniel Gold - May 18, 2017

How Smart Lawyers Solve Problems

The people we represent may not have an undergraduate degree much less a J.D.; often they have barely completed high school. We need to stop and think every day about who we truly represent. Our clients? Ourselves? The legal profession? All ...

Mary Redzic - April 26, 2017

Five Ways to Improve Your Law Firm’s Culture

Whether you practice solo with a small staff, at a midsize law firm or in BigLaw, you can always find ways to improve your firm’s culture. It’s true that law firms have a unique culture, regardless of size. One reason is that the billable ...

Mary Redzic - November 30, 2016
Q&A

Shape the Law: Why an ‘Unconference’?

The inaugural Shape the Law Unconference will take place April 29, 2016, in San Francisco, focused on "Wellness, Wealth and Wisdom." Attorney at Work is proud to support the new event as a media sponsor. We asked Jeena Cho, one of the four ...

Jeena Cho - April 15, 2016

So You Say You Want to Survive?

We're seeing a record number of law firm mergers these days. Primarily this is because so many firms fail to recognize and adapt to the big changes in the profession — and then, ultimately, they realize they can't survive on their own. Attorney ...

Bob Denney - March 15, 2016