Leadership in Law Firms: An Expert Guide

A comprehensive overview of leadership principles and skills for new, emerging, and future leaders in law firms.

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A strong leader helps a law firm to foresee, avoid, and cope with crises and, as the past few years and difficult market conditions have proven, effective and strong leadership is a crucial requirement to the ongoing success of a law firm.

Based on the research, experience, and expertise of well-known experts on law firm leadership, current/past leaders of law firms, lawyers and consultants, Managing Partners new report - Leadership in Law Firms - provides a comprehensive overview of leadership principles and skills for new, emerging, and future leaders in law firms. 

It covers topics including:

  • Why law firms need leadership development
  • The lawyer mindset and the skills required for leadership
  • Identifying and training new leaders
  • The practice group leader path to law firm leadership
  • Advice to the new managing partner
  • Building trust and confidence in your leadership
  • Leading through times of uncertainty/change/crisis
  • The pathway partnership and management: A woman’s perspective
  • Building future and how partner admission criteria is changing
  • Unified front: Tips for building strong new leadership teams.

Leadership in Law Firms is also designed to help those currently in leadership positions to develop their skills, and it outlines the necessary steps they should take to ensure they have a pipeline of top-notch future leaders ready to step into their shoes.

Contents

Chapter 1: Leadership in law firms

Chapter 2: Leaders: Born or made?

Chapter 3: Law firm leadership development: The practice group leader path to law firm leadership

Chapter 4: The relationship between leadership and management in more successful law firms

Chapter 5: Leading lights: Lessons in law firm leadership development from GE

Chapter 6: Leading a law firm through crisis, change, or uncertainty

Chapter 7: Unified front: Tips for building strong leadership teams

Chapter 8: The pathway to law firm partnership and management: A woman’s perspective

Chapter 9: The inside-out approach to leadership

Chapter 10: Case study: Reservoir of trust – Build trust and confidence in your leadership

Check our Executive Summary and full table of contents here

Authors

Julious P. Smith
Julious P. Smith, chairman emeritus and past CEO, Williams Mullen
Tom Grella
Partner and past committee chair, McGuire, Wood & Bissette, and consultant, Strategic Legal Leadership
Jim Rishwain
Chair and chief executive officer, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Mark Beese
Founder, Leadership for Lawyers
Dr Larry Richard
Former lawyer and current psychologist to the legal profession
Caroline Walker
PR manager at Eversheds
Ian Paterson
Consultant, Performance Consultants, and managing director of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council
Lisa Borsook
Executive partner, and Gabriella O’Rourke, director of business development, WierFoulds
Harry P. Trueheart
Senior Counsel and Chairman Emeritus, Nixon Peabody
Jo Larbie
Consultant with Redstone Consultants
Ava Madon
Partner, Penningtons Manches
Gabriella O’Rourke
Director of business development, WeirFoulds LLP

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