They’ve been called high-maintenance and self-centered, lacking in many of the skills older generations take for granted. Yet they’re also noted for being creative, energetic, resourceful and collaborative. They are your new lawyers, and they cannot be ignored. In fact, if you manage things right, they’ll be an impetus for positive change throughout your firm. So how can you tap into their better traits?
Th theme of this edition is Professional Development: Building Talent. Other feature articles include:
- "Building a Better Talent Game Plan: Best Practices for Training and Developing Lawyers" Putting a strong focus on developing your firm’s bench strength today can provide the edge you need to compete in the future. Here’s advice on thinking strategically about your talent needs.
- "Leadership Development: Should Your Firm Invest in Growing Its Leaders?" The painful law firm failures of the past few years have placed the issue of leadership squarely in the spotlight. Now firm leaders must seriously consider these questions: Should we invest in developing leadership skills in our lawyers? If no, why not? If yes, what, who, when and how?
- "Turning the Tables: How Young Lawyers Can Educate Your Firm" While you’re spending time enlightening newbie lawyers on the daily practice of law, consider these five tips for mining the golden insights that young lawyers have to offer in return.
- "Step by Step: Tips for Working with a Professional Development Coach" Here’s advice to help lawyers get the biggest return on a coaching investment, complete with hands-on tips gathered from professional development coaches on what to expect and how much you’ll spend.
- "No Lawyer Left Behind" A modest proposal for improving practice management education.