General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Division

General Practice Section, Solo, Winter 1996

Food for Thought

Most attorneys are wimps in the human resources arena, says Harry A. Harrison, senior partner with Aronson, Fetridge & Weigle in Rockville, Maryland. Harrison is a CPA and law practice management consultant. He advises attorneys to eliminate routine staff raises and bonuses because they are taken for granted. Employees of the law firm of tomorrow will be compensated according to how well they perform, he says. Any raises will be tied to increased profitability--after all, it is hard to justify giving your administrative assistant a salary increase if firm revenues are not also on the rise.

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