How will you get your law firm through today’s economic crisis and emerge stronger? Lead for long-term best interests rather than for this year’s distributions to partners—and beware of these missteps.
LAW PRACTICE ROUNDTABLE
Which strategies will help law firms make the adjustments necessary to keep on top in tough times? How should managing partners deal with the current squeeze on partner income? Here’s how smart firm leaders—whose firms vary in size from 8 to 1,700 lawyers—answer those questions and more. Participating are Ed Flitton, moderator, Ed Coultas, Tom Grella, Jim Lantonio and Mark Robertson.
Even if you aren’t yet feeling the pinch from the economy, start preparing now with a hard look at your numbers—and your best opportunities.
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More firms are using coaches to help high-potential lawyers meet performance goals—faster. A conversation with Diane Costigan.
From managing debt to freeing funds for marketing, here are ways to stay on top of the changing financial picture.
Smaller firms shouldn’t be surprised when the big firms begin wooing their clients. But they should be prepared.