Governance

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How to Run a Remote Working Meeting

By David Cruickshank

Effective meeting organizers will get ahead of tech-challenged users, set timed agendas, start on time and follow proven protocols for efficient meetings with remote work forces.

A Simple Governance Framework for Small to Mid-Sized Law Firms

By Sean Larkan

This simple, flexible governance framework avoids the need for complex management structures and addresses the needs of a large majority of firms.

Governance in a Law Firm: Poisoned Chalice or Opportunity?

By Yarman J Vachha

The time spent by lawyers inefficiently muddling through operational functions detracts from their fee-earning work, which adds much more to the bottom line.

Avoiding Law-Firm Armageddon: How a Major Law Firm Nearly Imploded… and How the Conflict Was Resolved

By Jonathan Middleburgh

Senior-level conflict can threaten the very existence of a law firm. Mediation is one tool to address such conflicts: but the process is far from straightforward.

Profit-Sharing in Smaller Partnerships

By Neil Oakes

In my most recent article, I looked at some alternative options for profit-sharing among law-firm partners. All of […]

The Benefits of Paying Creditors Promptly

By Sean Larkan

When I started off in law firm leadership and management some thirty years ago, I wondered at the […]

Leadership and Risk-Taking

By David Cruickshank

Election season has begun in the United States, far too early compared to most countries. The competition for […]

Splitting the Pie: Some Thoughts on Profit-sharing among Partners

By Neil Oakes

According to the great David Maister, “Profit-sharing arrangements between partners are among the most difficult set of issues […]

The Focus Challenge – Part I: Your Practice

By Gerry Riskin

1. Substantive Practice Gone are the days when some level of specialization in an area could sustain a […]

Simplicity

By Sean Larkan

Simplicity is the key to outstanding management. Professionals in ownership or senior roles simply don’t have the time, motivation or gas-power for complex, lengthy systems of getting things done.