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Law Firm People Management

improving retention

The War for Talent: Great Expectations

Wendy Merrill | If you haven't recently reviewed and documented expectations of associates, partners or staff, it is time to do so.

Wendy Merrill - November 17, 2022
non-traditional holidays

Who Wants Pie? Celebrating Non-Traditional Holidays at Your Law Firm

Nothing But the Ruth! | Pi Day or Talk Like a Pirate Day, perhaps more offices should celebrate non-traditional holidays.

Ruth Carter - October 25, 2022
lawyer leadership

Investing in Homegrown Leaders: Here’s How to Develop Effective Lawyer Leadership Skills

Yuliya LaRoe | Leadership skills. We all know they are important. But can they be taught?

Yuliya LaRoe - October 24, 2022
delegate effectively

Three Steps to Effective Delegation: What, Who and How

The first step in delegating is knowing what to delegate. Use this matrix to help determine what type of legal work you can (and should) assign to others, and what you can keep.

Yuliya LaRoe - October 17, 2022
flat organization

The Flat Law Firm: Why Collaboration Over Hierarchy Makes Sense

Leslie Howard | As co-founder and managing partner of my firm, I realized early on that the traditional hierarchical model would not work for us.

Leslie Howard - September 28, 2022
workaholic lawyer

Workaholic Lawyer: Is This Lifestyle Sustainable?

Nothing But the Ruth! | Recently I've had to admit that I'm a workaholic. I sought out another lawyer who's recovered from this to share his experience.

Ruth Carter - September 18, 2022
esprit de corps

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 - August 29, 2022
hybrid work model

A Hybrid Work Model: Solving the Challenges of Remote Work

As hybrid work models take hold and employees — especially associates — ask for more flexibility, firm leaders are testing out new ways to keep people happy and engaged. Here’s what one legal technology company has learned about balancing ...

Olivia Mockel von dem Bussche - August 24, 2022
giving good feedback

How to Give Good Feedback Without Feeling Like a Bosshole

Feedback is the fastest, least expensive way to change behavior quickly in the workplace. Here's how to do it.

Dina Eisenberg - June 18, 2022
retired partners

Retired Partners Are Valuable Law Firm Resources

Ida Abbot explains the benefits of retired partner groups, pointing to Faegre Benson's successful program and more ideas you can use.

Ida O. Abbott - June 10, 2022
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