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People Management

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New Lawyers Should Have More Than One Mentor

Wouldn't it be nice to have a board of directors to guide your career?

Amy Timmer - May 1, 2019

Five Tips for Facing Non-Performing Partners Head-On

Few firms deal with non-performing partners proactively. Instead, most opt to "wait and see" — reducing the lawyer's compensation year after year while she flounders. In my opinion, this is the coward’s way out.

Tea Hoffmann - March 25, 2019
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Why the War for Talent Is Escalating for Law Firms

Talent management is all the rage as law firms look for ways to recruit, develop and retain legal personnel (not just lawyers).

Steve Nelson - February 26, 2019

Remote Work Is Trending: How to Make It Work at Your Law Firm

Offering remote work benefits can be a competitive hiring advantage.

Tomas Suros - February 11, 2019
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Delegating to Independent Contractors

A reliable independent contractor can be an essential teammate when you are swamped or need to rent someone's expertise.

Sam Glover - December 13, 2018

Meet Your Law Firm’s New Director of Lawyer Well-Being

A number of law firms have recently hired a “director of well-being,” a new role charged with cultivating a healthy work environment and general work-life balance.

Link Christin - November 14, 2018

Delegating to Junior Employees

Without delegation, you don’t have a scalable business. To grow, you must figure out how to delegate effectively.

Sam Glover - November 13, 2018

Five Steps to Increase Esprit de Corps in Your Law Firm

In French, esprit de corps means “spirit of the group.” It refers to the camaraderie that inspires each individual to work toward the group's shared success. Esprit de corps is the heart of a healthy law firm — it represents the passion, support ...

Elizabeth Ferris - June 1, 2018
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What Does the Future of Diversity Hold for Law Firms?

The Legalweek 2018 sub-conference Legal Diversity and Talent Management featured speaker panels from various sectors — law firms, companies, startups, bar associations and government. Being surrounded by legal innovation and discussions of the ...

Michelle Silverthorn - February 16, 2018
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Addicts Can Be High-Functioning: What Lawyers Need to Know

They say, “work hard, play hard.” Unfortunately, this adage may normalize workplace behavior that can be very dangerous. In fact, a 2015 study found that workaholics are more likely to drink in excess than their peers. At many major firms, ...

Eric Webber - December 14, 2017