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Law Firm Hiring

Five Tips for Facing Non-Performing Partners Head-On

Few firms deal with non-performing partners proactively. Instead, most opt to "wait and see" — reducing the lawyer's compensation year after year while she flounders. In my opinion, this is the coward’s way out.

Tea Hoffmann - March 25, 2019
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Why the War for Talent Is Escalating for Law Firms

Talent management is all the rage as law firms look for ways to recruit, develop and retain legal personnel (not just lawyers).

Steve Nelson - February 26, 2019

Remote Work Is Trending: How to Make It Work at Your Law Firm

Offering remote work benefits can be a competitive hiring advantage.

Tomas Suros - February 11, 2019
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Try Outsourcing to Achieve Your Law Practice’s Goals

What's on your "Damnit List"? As we head into the new year, it's a good time to experiment with outsourcing so you are free to focus on more rewarding things.

Dina Eisenberg - December 20, 2018
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Delegating to Independent Contractors

A reliable independent contractor can be an essential teammate when you are swamped or need to rent someone's expertise.

Sam Glover - December 13, 2018

Smart Growth: Tapping Into the Freelance Lawyer Ecosystem

The traditional law firm growth model isn’t the only way to expand capacity. Here are steps for hiring a freelance lawyer.

Dan Lear - November 8, 2018

Law Firms Likely to Change Policies in Light of Salary Disclosure Laws

We appear to have reached the tipping point with regard to whether employers can ask job seekers about their current compensation. In addition to the various jurisdictions that have passed legislation prohibiting such inquiries, many companies, ...

Steve Nelson - June 11, 2018
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Confronting Lawyer Turnover in Law Firms

Turnover in law firms, especially with young lawyers, is at its highest level ever. Nothing law firms have done to date has reversed this trend and the damage to firms is almost unfathomable. Thanks to turnover, the top 400 law firms lose ...

Link Christin - May 2, 2018
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How to Win the War for Lateral Talent

Hiring lateral partners and groups is a key component for success in today’s competitive law firm market. And while large firms get all the headlines for key coups, smaller firms have both more to gain and lose in recruiting talent. Winning in ...

Steve Nelson - May 26, 2017

Five Steps to Winning the Hiring Wars

Winning the talent war is one of the most important ways that an organization can make more than incremental change in a relatively short period of time. In his book, “Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others ...

Steve Nelson - November 4, 2016