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The challenges of change in managing lawyer careers
Posted on 23 Nov 2011 by Norman Clark

Our firm is currently advising several law firms about improvements to their career management policies and procedures. In some legal markets this has become a very important strategic issue - not just one of internal human resources management. In... Read More

Lessons of Recession Could be Forgotten after Turn-around
Posted on 13 May 2010 by Building a Better Legal Profession

Taking into account all of the trends and statistics of the new economy, there will be several imminent changes that will appreciably affect new legal careers. Most likely, firms will keep the billable hour, will move to merit-based compensation, and... Read More

Managing Partner Performance
Posted on 4 Feb 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

Now that 2009 has come to an end, law firms are breathing a sigh of relief and looking forward with hopes of a better year to come. As with any year-end, it is also time to dole out partner compensation, and many firms are hop­ing they were able to... Read More

After the honeymoon
Posted on 8 Jun 2011 by Norman Clark

What happens when things don't work out after a merger as well as the partners had hoped? There are almost always some rough spots after any merger of two businesses. However, these can be become life-threatening for recently merged law firms... Read More

Lawyer with a video game addiction
Posted on 20 Sep 2011 by Norman Clark

I just received the monthly newsletter of the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board. Not Fun and Games: Lawyer with Video Game Addiction Suspended This month's most interesting disciplinary decision is the case of Office of Disciplinary Counsel... Read More

Building Cross-Competency in Law Firms
Posted on 23 Apr 2010 by Norman Clark

Many law firms invest considerable time, effort, and resources in cross-training younger lawyers to work in more than one practice area. Cross-training is a worthwhile investment, but often a very costly one. This Green Paper outlines a new approach to... Read More

Business plans for gigantic canoes
Posted on 1 Jun 2011 by Norman Clark

For several months now, I and some of my colleagues in the Public and Professional Interest Division of the International Bar Association have been reviewing the business plans of the PPID committees and other entities. These groups range from very... Read More

  • Blog Post: Managing Partner Performance

    Now that 2009 has come to an end, law firms are breathing a sigh of relief and looking forward with hopes of a better year to come. As with any year-end, it is also time to dole out partner compensation, and many firms are hop­ing they were able to stem the lack of demand for legal services with...
  • Blog Post: Building Cross-Competency in Law Firms

    Many law firms invest considerable time, effort, and resources in cross-training younger lawyers to work in more than one practice area. Cross-training is a worthwhile investment, but often a very costly one. This Green Paper outlines a new approach to cross training, which achieves well-defined, measurable...
  • Blog Post: Lessons of Recession Could be Forgotten after Turn-around

    Taking into account all of the trends and statistics of the new economy, there will be several imminent changes that will appreciably affect new legal careers. Most likely, firms will keep the billable hour, will move to merit-based compensation, and will likely continue to have minimal minority representation...
  • Blog Post: Business plans for gigantic canoes

    For several months now, I and some of my colleagues in the Public and Professional Interest Division of the International Bar Association have been reviewing the business plans of the PPID committees and other entities. These groups range from very small task forces and working groups of fewer than...
  • Blog Post: After the honeymoon

    What happens when things don't work out after a merger as well as the partners had hoped? There are almost always some rough spots after any merger of two businesses. However, these can be become life-threatening for recently merged law firms, which, like most law firms, typically have lower...
  • Blog Post: Lawyer with a video game addiction

    I just received the monthly newsletter of the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board. Not Fun and Games: Lawyer with Video Game Addiction Suspended This month's most interesting disciplinary decision is the case of Office of Disciplinary Counsel v. Matthew J. Eshelman . By order dated August 17...
  • Blog Post: The challenges of change in managing lawyer careers

    Our firm is currently advising several law firms about improvements to their career management policies and procedures. In some legal markets this has become a very important strategic issue - not just one of internal human resources management. In order to make the improvements that are necessary...