The Profitable Partner:
Measuring Your Return on Partner Effort
You can’t manage what you can’t measure. To succeed, firms need to assess their ROPE and use it as the basis for real change in performance.
By Friedrich Blase
The High-Performance Lawyer:
Shifting to a Full-Engagement Model Competitive advantage—read profitability—requires developing a firm
culture that fully engages your lawyers. Firms of the future will focus on managing energy, not time.
By Stephen P. Gallagher
The Skillful Associate:
Taking Down the Class System
Want to improve the development and performance of your associates and become a more profitable firm as a result? Become a firm without class. Plus: “Setting Expectations Under a Level-Based System: Sample Skills Expectations
for Litigation Associates.”
By Patricia A. Harris
The Profitable Paralegal:
Expanding the Role of Paralegals
Today, paralegals perform work that in the past may have been performed by associates. If their work is properly priced, paralegals can provide good profits for their firms. Plus: “Paralegal Profitability Worksheet.”
By Arthur G. Greene
LPM Central ABA Annual Meeting returns to Chicago, a new headquarters staff member and more.
Chair's Message: Mark Robertson on tools to help you with your practice management.
2005 Nominating Committee Report
Section Events Calendar
Attributes of Successful Law Firm Marketing Professionals.
By Ann Lee Gibson
How to go about hiring an office administrator.
By Bill Gibson
The cleverest-eve law firm catalog.
By Larry Bodine
New Approaches to Recruiting: Beyond the G.P.A.
Is entry-level recruiting based on high grades a mistake? There may be a change in the winds.
By Robert W. Denney