The Talent Management Toolkit for Law Firms

The Talent Management Toolkit for Law Firms is packed with practical advice and guidance designed to help firms to recruit, retain, and develop the very best legal talent for the 21st century.

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  • Publication date: August, 2016
  • Pages: 205
  • ISBN: 978-1-78358-250-1


With contributions from a wide variety of thought leaders from the legal and business consulting industries, this comprehensive handbook discusses the core skills and outlook lawyers need today, and delves into key talent management issues for law firms, such as diversity and inclusion, engagement, workplace culture, remuneration and reward, and approaches to learning and development. Also included are practitioner perspectives, case studies from leading law firms, and useful tools, templates, and self-assessment questionnaires.

Key features:

  • Multiple expert contributors share diverse perspectives/approaches to recruiting, retaining, and managing talent
  • Insight into key issues e.g. diversity and inclusion, engagement, workplace culture, remuneration and reward, and approaches to learning and development
  • Contains practical tools, templates, and self-assessment questionnaires
  • Case studies from leading law firms share their approach to fostering personal and professional development.

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Part 1: Talent management in the 21st century

Chapter 1: Legal revolution – The “future normal” and the changing
nature of work

Chapter 2: Essential skills for the changing legal market

Chapter 3: Encouraging “innovation thinking” in law firms

Chapter 4: Aligning talent management with firm strategy

Part 2: Engagement and Culture

Chapter 5: Millennial engagement and workplace culture

Chapter 6: Getting inclusive about inclusion – A talent management

Chapter 7: Developing a cross-serving culture – Overcoming barriers to

Chapter 8: Optimization and leadership

Part 3: Performance and Reward

Chapter 9: Measuring and managing the performance of your people

Chapter 10: Identifying and defi ning criteria for determining partner

Chapter 11: Origination credit – Getting credit where credit is due

Chapter 12: Rewarding people better without paying them more

Chapter 13: Managing underperformance



Jill King
Business writer and commentator. Jill can be reached via email or at her website.
Duncan Hart
Former barrister and solicitor for more than 20 years. Full-time management consultant. Editor of the second edition of Management of the Australian Law Practice.  Duncan can be contacted via email at
Rebecca Normand-Hochman
Partner at Venturis Consulting Group
Emerson Csorba
Gen Y Inc.
Lisa B. Horowitz
Founder and principal advisor, Attorney Talent Strategy Group, LLC
Peter Scott
Founder, Peter Scott Consulting
Nick Jarrett-Kerr
Visiting professor, Nottingham Law School.
Dr Bob Murray
Founder and principals of Fortinberry Murray
Dr Alicia Fortinberry
Founder and principals of Fortinberry Murray
Joel A Rose
Joel A. Rose is a Certified Management Consultant and president of Joel A. Rose & Associates, Inc., management consultants to the legal profession. The firm, national in scope, is headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. Joel received a B.S. from New York University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. He has extensive experience consulting with private law firms and government agencies. Joel performs and directs consulting assignments in law xiv About the authors firm management and organization, strategic and financial planning, lawyer compensation, the feasibility of mergers and acquisitions and marketing of legal services. He has extensive experience planning and conducting retreats and special expertise resolving problems among and between lawyers. Joel’s articles on law office management and economics appear in the Philadelphia Legal Intelligencer, the Pennsylvania Law Weekly, the New Jersey Law Journal, the New York Law Journal, publications of the Association of Legal Administrators, and other state and local bar association journals. Joel wrote the chapter, “Identifying and Defining Criteria for Determining Partner Compensation”, in the publication, Compensation Design for Law Firms, and the chapter, “Components of a Well Conceived Partner Compensation System”, in the book Compensation Re-design for Law Firms, both published by The Ark as US pub Group. Joel is on the Board of Editors of Accounting and Financial Planning for Law Firms and Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report. Joel is a member of the Law Practice Committee of the American Bar Association.
Marianne Trost
The Women Lawyers Coach
Norman Letalik
Managing director, Professional Excellence at Borden Ladner Gervais (BLG).
Mike Mister
Partner in Moller PSF Group, and Rob Lees, consultant to PSF leaders worldwide
Bradley E. Berg
Partner and practice group coordinator of the litigation group at the Toronto office of Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Rachel Brushfield
Founder of EnergiseLegal and Energise – The Talent Liberation Company
V. Mary Abraham
Founder of Broadli Inc.
David H. Freeman
Chief Executive Officer of David Freeman Consulting Group

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