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Remote Work and Firm Culture: More Than Just Foosball Tables and Kegs!

The biggest chokepoint in firms these days is the inability to align most lawyers- particularly younger lawyers- around behaviors that keep their firm most healthy.

Susan Slifer and Joel Barolsky Join Edge

2022 was a very good year for Edge International for many reasons but clearly the highlights included the addition from Australia and the USA of two of the most amazing professionals to add to our global team of Principals.

Recruitment & Retention: Deliver a “Signature” Career Experience!

Delivering a signature career experience is not about slogans and breezy conclusions. Rather, it is expressed through the plumbing or inputs the firm deploys to help firm lawyers experience extraordinary career long success.

Why Should Law Firms Consider Appointing a Board Advisor?

I have read several articles suggesting law firms should consider appointing independent board members to assist with governance and accountability, in a similar vein to corporations. The objective of this article is to explore the value of the appointment of a “Board Advisor” whose role is to provide expert support and advice to the governing […]

Avoiding Law Firm Armageddon: The Sequel … Two Strikes And You’re Out

Background I wrote previously, in an article at the start of 2020, about my – at the time – successful attempts at resolving a conflict that had threatened to blow apart a significant law firm in Latin America (all facts have been obscured for reasons of confidentiality, including the location of the law firm in […]

Your Firm Could be a “Go Firm”. Make it a “Stay Firm”

The talent market for associates is red-hot.  We’re seeing record departures and stories of signing bonuses for second-year associates and clerks.  Instead of gearing up your recruiting to fill departures, you may want to examine the ways that associates will make your firm a “Stay Firm”, not a “Go Firm”.

Why is Law Firm Strategy So Hard?

How can law firms pick the right spots? How can they transform their business model and service delivery in intelligent ways without getting out over their skis?

Diffusing Conflict: Taming the Insensitive Partner

In this article I am focusing on a different aspect of conflict among senior lawyers – and one that I am sure will be familiar to many.  This is the case of the insensitive lawyer, or the lawyer who is somewhat lacking in emotional intelligence, and who ruffles feathers or, worse, causes more serious distress to his or her colleagues.

5 Questions About Your Path to Partnership

One of your high-performing associates is about to enter her fifth year at the firm.  She has asked for a meeting to discuss the firm’s path to partnership.  Your partners recently had a meeting about “keeping the keepers” so you want to be ready.  Here are five questions you may have to answer.

Why Partner Integration Should Be On Your Agenda

Partner integration signifies that partners are working, both individually and as a group, in a manner that optimizes firm performance and is in consonance with their expectations.