Lawyers as Managers How to Be a Champion for Your Firm and Employees

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2018-02-06
  • Publisher: American Bar Association

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Today more than ever, all members of a law firm must work together as a team for the benefit of clients. Coordinating and getting the most out of everyone's contributions is the responsibility of a firm's managers, whether they are lawyers or administrators.

The fact is that few lawyers enter the profession with management experience. Law schools offer little if any preparation. All too often lawyers must learn to manage their firm's most significant asset—its people—on the fly and without a great deal of support. “Human capital” may be difficult to quantify, but when it is wasted or not effectively used, a firm will not survive, let alone prosper. Information on how to manage people in law firms has been sorely lacking up until now. Lawyers as Managers gives you everything you want and need to know about managing people. It is not just a book to help you deal with the challenging people in your law firm—it is a primer and road map on how to empower, motivate, inspire, and bring out the best of everyone in your law firm . . . including you!

This book will accelerate your growth as a manager of lawyers and legal professionals. It is a handbook you can turn to if you're in a position of authority or as you gradually assume greater managerial responsibilities. It's a comprehensive and practical guide that includes the checklists, charts, and resources attorneys and managers need to lead thriving and resilient firms.

Author Biography

Andrew Elowitt, JD, MBA, PCC, worked for over 20 years both in law firms and as the head of a corporate legal department before becoming a practice management consultant and professional certified coach. He is the Managing Director of New Actions LLC, in Los Angeles, a firm that specializes in talent, strategy, and leadership development for law firms, businesses, and government agencies.

Marcia Watson Wasserman, is Founder and President of Comprehensive Management Solutions, Inc.in Northridge, California, where she provides “C.O.O. To Go”™ services to boutique and mid-sized law firms. Her expertise includes operational management reviews, development, and training; succession and strategic planning; cash flow projections and financial management reports; recruitment; and compensation and benefits administration,

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