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Law Firm Leaders edition | April 2018


Hiring

FIRM FOUNDATIONS: A LOOK AT BEST HIRING PRACTICES

If you could design your perfect employee, what characteristics would you be sure to specify – or delete? Hiring is probably one of the hardest things you’ll have to do. Here are some ideas for ways you can ease the process along.



Team players

BUILDING AND NURTURING TEAM PLAYERS

Some people simply don’t play well with others. But since teamwork is important in certain areas of law – mergers and acquisitions, for example – that ability has to be fostered somehow. The good news is that the old-school team-building exercises that have everyone rolling their eyes aren’t the best way.


Seen & Noted


PUBLICLY CONTESTED HORSE RACES DON’T USUALLY END WELL

Smart firms have a succession process in place for predictable vacancies in their top positions. Sometimes that means a contested election – which is fine as long as it doesn’t become public and political, says legal consultant Patrick McKenna, who’s watched a horse race or two.

LAW FIRM STRATEGIC PLANNING: A REPORT ON THE STATE OF THE ART

Most firms, especially the larger ones, are on board with the idea of strategic planning. But according to a recent survey, a lot of time and money gets poured into plans that then sit, unimplemented, on a managing partner’s shelf.


CBA News


GET INVOLVED IN THE CBA: INFLUENCE THE ISSUES

We’re looking for enthusiastic, engaged and diverse members to sit on Board committees and sub-committees this year. Find out how you can apply.

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