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Recruiting, Training & Retaining Talent

FEATURES

The Conversations that are Determining the Future of Your Firm: The Impact of Recruiting

By Whittney Graham-Beard and Elizabeth Greiner

When recruiting season kicks off, what sort of thought goes into the message that recruiters are providing to candidates about your firm? This article takes a look at how language may be a more important part of the recruiting process than one might think.

Legal Talent: The Organizational Development Perspective

By Susan Letterman White

Organization development provides a new lens for law firm strategies around recruiting and retention. Through this newer perspective, recruiting, developing and retaining legal talent is more about the organization itself, creating a unique strategic action plan if implemented correctly.

Putting Your Money (and Power) Where Your Mouth Is: Diversity Efforts at Law Firms

By Misasha Suzuki

In tougher economic times, firms are cutting back on money that was normally devoted to strategic initiatives such as diversity. However, in these tough times, it might just be that some dedicated money (and management buy-in) is needed to create a successful diversity program at firms.

Engaging Lawyers with Reverse Mentoring

By Molly DiBianca

Another way to address tougher financial times is through creating a reverse mentoring program at firms. This provides both junior and senior attorneys ways to engage with - and learn from - each other, while hopefully acting as a retention tool in the process.

Even the Young Now Hunt

By K.C. Victor

In this new era of law firm turnover, the previously held view that junior lawyers should focus on skills rather than business development is starting to change. Now, junior lawyers are looking at ways to develop client relationships -- often with an eye towards taking these clients with them when they leave their firms.

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finance

Tax Tips for Law Firms

By Dennis J. Fitzpatrick

Attorneys are taught to be client-focused - often to the detriment of other parts of their business. Learn some important tax tips that could help you save accounting fees as well as regain lost benefits as your firm continues to finalize its taxes.

MANAGEMENT

Prepare Now for the Oncoming Wave of Turnover

By Chuck Roberts

Employees are leaving the workforce in record numbers as turnover rates hit new heights. Learn how to increase employee retention by capitalizing off this time of transition to make some crucial changes in the structure of your firm.

technology

Getting the Most from Windows 7

By Jim Calloway

From ABA TECHSHOW 2011

Microsoft's newest operating system has more features and functionality than ever before. Explore these key features to help you get the benefits and avoid the pitfalls of this PC operating system.

MEET THE WOMEN RAINMAKERS!

Patricia K. Gillette

Interview by Susan Letterman White

Pat Gillette's practice focuses on all aspects of employment law. Among her myriad honors and awards, Chambers has named her among “The Best Lawyers in America.” and was selected as one of the top women employment litigators in California.

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

John D. Bowers, Fox Rothschild LLP

ISSUE EDITOR

Misasha Suzuki, Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Andrea Malone, White and Williams LLP

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Lourdes Flora Brezo-Martinez, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Barbara H Brown, Meagher & Geer PLLP

Andrea Cannavina, Legaltypist Inc

Margaret M DiBianca, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Rodney Scott Dowell, Law Office Management Assistance

Nicholas Gaffney, Infinite Public Relations, LLC

Katayoun M Goshtasbi, KG Consulting Group, Inc

Jeremy Kridel, Indiana Court of Appeals

George E Leloudis, McGuire Wood & Bissette PA

Allison C Shields, Legal Ease Consulting Inc

Thomas W Shumate IV, Kay Griffin Enkema & Colbert PLLC

Gregory Howard Siskind, Siskind Susser

Wendy L Werner, Werner Associates LLC

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