How Important is Collegiality?

Ask any law firm managing partner what his or her firm’s culture is like and, more than likely, you’ll hear, “We’re collegial.”  Even though the dictionary tells us that collegiality has something to do with “Power sharing by bishops,”  I suspect that the meaning in law firm parlance involves people liking each other.  Now, I... Continue Reading »

An important element of strategic planning for many law firms is the identification of specific areas of practice where the... Read more »

How High is Up?

As a rule, lawyers have a tough time with abstract concepts.  That’s why it surprises me that when law firms... Read more »

Looking in the Mirror

One of the most deadly faults a law firm leader can have is to make decisions based on their own... Read more »

A Five Year Survival Plan for Mid-sized Firms

Not long ago, a friend and client who is the managing partner of a 150-lawyer mid-western firm attended a conference... Read more »