The survival guide to implementing effective law firm management strategies /

Successful management and culture go hand in hand. A firm's culture is the results of attitudes, personalities, policies, and decisions, which ultimately creates the building block for the success of the firm. The Survival Guide to Implementing Effective Law Firm Management Strategies provides...

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Author / Creator:Greene, Arthur G., 1941- author.
Imprint:Chicago, Illinois : ABA Law Practice Division, ©2015.
Description:ix, 259 pages : forms ; 26 cm
Language:English
Subject:Law offices -- United States.
Law firms -- United States.
Practice of law -- Economic aspects -- United States.
Law firms.
Law offices.
Practice of law -- Economic aspects.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/10339460
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Varying Form of Title:Effective law firm management strategies
Other authors / contributors:Boyer, Sandra J., author.
American Bar Association. Law Practice Division, sponsoring body.
ISBN:9781634250603 (pbk.)
1634250605 (pbk.)
0415634717 (pbk.)
9780415634717 (pbk.)
Notes:Includes index.
Summary:Successful management and culture go hand in hand. A firm's culture is the results of attitudes, personalities, policies, and decisions, which ultimately creates the building block for the success of the firm. The Survival Guide to Implementing Effective Law Firm Management Strategies provides you with the groundwork and policies to create a positive law firm environment and business success.--Provided by publisher.
Table of Contents:
  • About the Authors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Part I. It's All about the Culture
  • Chapter 1. Why Cultures Matter
  • Part II. Planning: Why Do It?
  • Chapter 2. Core Values, Mission, and Vision
  • Chapter 3. Strategic Planning
  • Chapter 4. Marketing Plans
  • Chapter 5. Lawyer Annual Practice Plans
  • Chapter 6. Succession Planning
  • Part III. Healthy Partnerships
  • Chapter 7. Protecting the Firm
  • Chapter 8. Partnership Agreement Provisions
  • Chapter 9. Partners, Associates, and Other Lawyers
  • Chapter 10. Lawyer Compensation
  • Part IV. Management
  • Chapter 11. Effective Management
  • Chapter 12. The Law Firm Administrator
  • Chapter 13. Practice Groups
  • Chapter 14. Delegation Strategies and Techniques
  • Chapter 15. Associate Recruitment and Training
  • Part V. Financial Management
  • Chapter 16. Reporting Financial Data
  • Chapter 17. Paralegal Profitability
  • Chapter 18. Partner, Associate, and Paralegal Accountability
  • Chapter 19. Improving Revenue
  • Appendices
  • Appendix A. Individual Lawyer Marketing Program
  • Appendix B. Individual Lawyer Annual Practice Plan
  • Appendix C. Model Partnership Agreement-Short Form
  • Appendix D. Model Partnership Agreement-Long Form
  • Appendix E. Criteria for Partnership
  • Appendix F. Non-Equity Partner Criteria
  • Appendix G. Associate Lawyer Guidelines
  • Appendix H. Formula Compensation System
  • Appendix I. Subjective Compensation System
  • Appendix J. First Combination Compensation System
  • Appendix K. Second Combination Compensation System
  • Appendix L. Compensation System Study Memo
  • Appendix M. Compensation Study Committee Outline of Questions
  • Appendix N. Table of Contents for Compensation Study Report
  • Appendix O. Compensation Study Committee Retreat Agenda
  • Appendix P. The Management Committee: Roles and Responsibilities
  • Appendix P-1. Financial Partner
  • Appendix P-2. Professional Personnel Partner
  • Appendix P-3. Marketing Partner
  • Appendix Q. Managing Partner Job Description
  • Appendix R. Legal Administrator-Small Firm
  • Appendix S. Legal Administrator-Large Firm
  • Appendix T. Practice Group Chair
  • Appendix U. Practice Group Agenda
  • Appendix V. Associate Orientation Program
  • Appendix W. Litigation Associate Task Performance List
  • Appendix X. Associate Mentoring Program
  • Appendix Y. Associate Training Policy
  • Appendix Z. Monthly Summary of Financial Indicators
  • Appendix AA. Monthly Summary Memo of Financial Data
  • Appendix BB. Associate Evaluation Form
  • Appendix CC. Associate Self-Evaluation
  • Appendix DD. Paralegal Performance Review Form
  • Appendix EE. Partner Peer Review Evaluation Form
  • Index