And abuse is not necessarily related to sexual misconduct. There are many forms of tyranny in law firms: greed and excessive demands for compensation; screaming and use of obscenities; unreasonable work demands; bullying, and many forms of disrespect. Firm management has often looked the other way or allowed rainmakers to work in silos, without much external supervision or review, if they produced. … [Read more...] about Abuse of power within law firms: The rainmaker dilemma
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Since it adopted this approach in 2014, Yeates says, it’s seen the number of institutions from which it receives applications—and made hires from—increase. A firm spokesperson says one year after adopting blind recruiting, the firm hired trainees from 41 different education institutions—a rise of nearly 30 percent compared to the previous year. … [Read more...] about Law firms embrace blind recruiting to promote diversity–but does it work?
About a third of the firm’s partnership is diverse, including women, people of color and LGBTQ partners, Karp said. The firm’s deputy chair is a woman, and more than 30 percent of the firm’s practice groups and departments are led by women, he said. … [Read more...] about Partner promotion photo shows little diversity; law firm blames ‘idiosyncratic demographic pool’
To develop soft skills in young lawyers, law firm leaders need to encourage associates to get out of their offices, interact with colleagues on a personal level, go to firm social events and take advantage of career development opportunities. Sitting in offices and staring at computers all day will not turn associates into client development assets and will not produce future leaders. … [Read more...] about Law firms shouldn’t overlook value of soft skills
The changes have boosted average equity partner profits. At the nation’s 100 top firms, the average was $1.88 million last year, double the amount in 2004, the article says, citing American Lawyer statistics. At eight law firms, the average was more than $4 million. … [Read more...] about As law firm culture changes, being a partner ‘is all but dead’