Dealing with Underperforming Partners in Law Firms: Effective Strategies for Tackling Drainmakers

recording Dealing with Underperforming Partners in Law Firms: Effective Strategies for Tackling Drainmakers

You Will Learn:

  • What to do when under-performing partners are identified
  • How to clarify partner objectives and establish accountability
  • Steps to create a fair, focused and balanced performance management system for partners
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Every law firm has a different name for their problem partners— "performance challenged," "retired without telling anyone," "revenue impaired."

Whatever you call them, a partner, who performs below firm standards, is every managing partner’s worst nightmare and finding ways to deal with these pariahs of profitability is extremely challenging.

Learning Objectives

This power-packed webinar details the best practices for creating a process that manages partner performance in a way that supports partner development, yet addresses performance issues openly for the good of the firm.

  • What to do when under-performing partners are identified
  • How to clarify partner objectives and establish accountability
  • Steps to create a fair, focused and balanced performance management system for partners
  • How to measure partner performance effectively
  • Keys to implementing a specific plan and timetable for managing underperformers

During this comprehensive session, you’ll also learn:

  • Proven methods for dealing with underperforming partners (coaching, career transitioning, etc.)
  • Practical solutions to handling of partners that behave badly
  • When bad behavior becomes misconduct and what to do about it
  • What you can’t do or say when dealing with underperformers
  • What to document during the improvement process
  • Steps to ensure you keep communication avenues open throughout the process

Product ID: 3066

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Faculty

Jessa M. Baker
Jessa M. Baker
Senior Consultant, LawVision Group LLC

Jessa Baker is a member of the LawVision Group strategy practice where she advises law firms on strategy development, mergers, management and governance, talent structure design, associate and partner compensation systems, partnership issues and financial matters. She also collaborates with law firms on client service strategies, business development, client retention and process improvement initiatives.

Sharon Meit Abrahams
Sharon Meit Abrahams
National Director of Professional Development, Foley & Lardner LLP

Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams is a legal talent development expert helping lawyers improve their productivity and profitability. She currently serves as the National Director of Professional Development for the international law firm, Foley & Lardner LLP.  Dr. Abrahams has over twenty years of experience in the training and education field specializing in client relations, marketing, communication, management and leadership development training.

Continuing Education Units

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    C4CM provides audio conference attendees with CLE credit processing services. To expedite C4CM processing your CLE request, please complete and submit the evaluation form available from C4CM at the conclusion of the audio conference. It will be necessary to enter the following information: name of each attorney requesting CLEs with full contact information, including e-mail address, bar number, and the state in which the attorney wants credits. Each attorney requesting credits must submit an evaluation.

    Please be advised C4CM audio conferences are subject to approval from each CLE issuing organization and approval is not guaranteed (state bar associations in Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Ohio, and Pennsylvania do not grant CLE credits for audio conferences). The approval process takes approximately 6 – 8 weeks for most organizations but can take as long as 3 – 4 months. You will be notified via e-mail with the final status of your CLE application.

    Any person applying for CLE credits must attend the audio conference from start to finish (attendance will be taken for compliance reasons). Requests for CLE credits must be received no later than two weeks following the conclusion of the audio conference or live conference. CLE credits are not available for CD recordings.

    If you have any questions regarding CLE credits, contact Jill Adler at 631.368.2082 x 21 or jill.adler@meeting-matters.com.

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