CBA Practicelink Law Firm Leaders


A Diversity Self-Assessment Tool for Law Firms

  • October 13, 2009

Diversity is increasingly becoming a focal point in the hiring practices of law firms. While many firms have the best of intentions when it comes to fostering an inclusive working environment, it’s often hard to measure how the firm is progressing in relation to the benchmarks it has set in terms of diversity.

Leadership programs gain profile

  • April 16, 2009
  • Elizabeth Raymer

It used to be that lawyers learned about the practice of law entirely on the job or from a colleague’s helpful advice. Today an increased workplace emphasis on formal education and training is making that approach outdated. Law firms are sending lawyers off to school – and bringing coaches to them – for leadership training.

Technology Tips for Riding Out the Recession

  • April 15, 2009
  • Luigi Benetton

Many people mistakenly believe the Chinese word for “crisis” consists of two separate characters: danger and opportunity. Although the etymology is wrong, the sentiment behind it applies to today’s economic climate.

Senior lawyers have many good reasons to mentor

  • April 09, 2009
  • Valerie Mutton

Who influenced you when you were starting out? Do you look back fondly to the kind lawyer who guided you through ethical dilemmas in your early years at the bar? Or did you have to do it the hard way, without a mentor, learning what worked and what didn’t literally through trial and error?