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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.
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.
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.
Join Successful Firm Peers as we discuss the paths firms are taking in 2022 to develop and keep talent at all levels. Whether your firm has an ongoing professional development program, or looking to instill a new one, gain ideas from other legal leaders on the topics, process and plans that stick!
The Successful Firm Project playbook event ‘Destination Development: A Successful Firm’s Approach to People, Process and Profit’ explored the ways in which Offit Kurman instills a culture of development through all aspects of the firm.
Employees are driving the industry to make positive shifts in the work environment.
It’s no secret that law firms are typically traditional when it comes to culture. They may have set working hours every day and are not as flexible as other companies. They might encourage competition, expect lawyers and staff to give their all to their jobs, and not be concerned about burnout, even though it’s quite common.
As employees gain the upper hand in the job market, watch out for these warning signs of departure. Here’s a tough but critically important question: Does your firm know when it’s at risk of losing its employees?
When Les Bookoff and Roland McAndrews established their patent counseling and prosecution firm in 2012, they made recruiting and retaining the industry’s top talent their primary focus. Nearly a decade later, the byproduct of that approach is a nationally recognized firm — both for the work they do and the diverse team of attorneys who do it.
Law firms are in the business of service. In fact, serving client needs, while also finding more of those clients to serve, is the foundation of revenue growth, sustainability and profitability for firms of all sizes and practice areas. Yet, approaching the business side of law with that same service mindset can be seen as an unconventional view for law firms to take. Find out how GrowthPlay and The HX Collective are working to change that traditional mindset.
Offit Kurman began as an eight-attorney firm in 1987 based out of Baltimore, Maryland. In 2021, it’s expanded to 250 attorneys in 15 offices nationwide. Since developing and implementing a strategic plan in 2007, Offit Kurman has seen an average revenue increase of 14% per year and is now ranked on American Lawyer’s Am Law 200 list. The Successful Firm Project interviewed Offit Kurman’s Managing Partner, Timothy Lynch, to learn how the firm embraces a growth mindset.