The Underproductive Lawyer: Addressing Performance Issues in Law Firms
This one-hour webinar – featuring insights and perspectives from our esteemed panel—will address some of the structural issues that firms need to improve upon or develop in order best to deal with performance issues going forward (i.e. setting expectations, defining roles, developing a performance management framework, and methods of assessment, etc). The panel will also discuss some of the more human, leadership aspects of the challenge – i.e. understanding why lawyers/partners underperform, and how to support them, help them to improve and - ultimately - to move them forward professionally.
We will also explore the potential 'mischaracterization of underperformance' to enable the stripping of participation in decision making, voting, information dissemination etc. by misdirected leadership—arguably an abused characterization of lawyer performance.
Who should attend this webinar?
This webinar should be attended by managing partners, senior partners, heads of practice groups and members of the firm's C-suite.
Attendees of this webinar will learn:
•About sensitivities involved in changing governance to deal with underperformers
•How to define roles and communicate clear and measurable expectations of partnership and the firms attorneys
•How to assess the most appropriate options available for supporting or dealing with struggling partners/attorneys
•Some prescriptive steps for any leader to use in dealing with performance issues and handling sensitive discussions
•Why we tend to hesitate in taking remedial action, and why some leaders inadvertently confront the underperformance issue by taking ownership of the problem
•How to implement an effective strategy for communicating throughout the process
•How to implement a performance measurement framework that aligns reward with performance
Speakers: Vincent Sergi, Edwin Reeser, Nick Jarrett-Kerr, Patrick McKenna
Standard: USD 195.00
Category: Conferences | Business & Economics