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Improve Confidence in Your Firm by Enhancing Your Team’s Executive Presence

Attorneys and legal professionals often spend their days entrenched in the written word, but knowing how to effectively deliver the spoken word is an increasingly important skill for 21st century legal teams. Knowing what to say and how to say it can help firms successfully attract talent, obtain new business, and secure favorable rulings. Learn how improved presentation and communication skills elevate executive presence.

Solving the Overtime Puzzle

The overtime provisions of wage and hour legislation have long bedeviled law firms. But instituting the right policies and procedures has become more difficult than ever with the increasing trend toward working from home. How can hours be tracked accurately when remote workers forget to log in before starting work? Or spend a few minutes here and there in the evenings tackling emails?

Yes, Attorneys Can Make the Time to Keep in Touch

Frankly, for many attorneys, keeping in touch can seem both overwhelming and daunting. Where should I begin? Where will I find the time? Will they really want to talk to me? Will my outreach feel authentic? The reality is that we all need to be connected. Read on for actionable tips to bring your keep-in-touch intentions to life.

Fighting Change Fatigue

Most legal management professionals require a hat rack to hold the caps of their various roles: accountant, marketer, recruiter, HR director, IT coordinator, drill sergeant, therapist, confidant … and, of course, fire marshal.

Problem Partners

Most legal management professionals require a hat rack to hold the caps of their various roles: accountant, marketer, recruiter, HR director, IT coordinator, drill sergeant, therapist, confidant … and, of course, fire marshal.

Thinking About De-equitizing a Partner? Consider This First

Most legal management professionals require a hat rack to hold the caps of their various roles: accountant, marketer, recruiter, HR director, IT coordinator, drill sergeant, therapist, confidant … and, of course, fire marshal.

Playbook Recap: How Successful Firms Lead with LinkedIn

The Successful Firm Playbook Events highlight the thought-leadership of industry experts to provide firms with a roadmap for 21st century growth. Colleen McKenna of Intero Advisory joined the SFP community to discuss how successful firms lead with LinkedIn to increase origination, engagement and growth. This recap highlights Colleen’s key takeaways from the event.

Playbook Recap: 5 Ways the Legal Industry is Evolving

The Successful Firm Playbook Events highlight the thought-leadership of industry experts to provide firms with a roadmap for 21st century growth. Debbie Foster of Affinity Consulting joined the SFP community to discuss 5 ways the legal industry is evolving. This recap highlights Debbie’s key takeaways from the event.

The Shadow Pandemic: How Firm Staff Can Show Up for Struggling Employees

In the past two years, humans have had a collective moment when it comes to mental health and well-being. No person has been immune to the disruption, fear and insecurity that the COVID-19 pandemic has ignited. We regularly hear about the cost and consequences of isolation and loneliness. The increase during COVID is staggering: A recent study by the Integrated Benefits Institute indicates a 400% increase in anxiety and depression directly related to COVID-19.

The Big Quit

How to keep the Great Resignation from visiting your firm.

There’s an exodus happening in many workplaces. According to the most recently released U.S. Department of Labor data, workers are walking away from their jobs, voluntarily, in record numbers. In November 2021, more than 4.5 million people joined the Great Resignation, re-evaluating their careers and searching for different opportunities.