The LMA Virginias Local Group gathered at the Richmond office of McGuire Woods on January 11th for the first program of the year, a presentation by Christina Fritsch of ClientsFirst Consulting on how to identify and implement technology that can make a real difference in the business development
Love it or hate it, change is ironically an inevitable constant in our whole lives, personal and professional. Sometimes factors out of our control present change like reorganizations, ineffective management or economic downturns. The harder questions come when the ball is in your court.
Making partner is often the apex of a lawyer’s career. Making partner means the late nights, long weekends, and countless billable hours have paid off. They have earned the respect of their peers, who have decided to put their trust in the new partner’s work ethic, leadership skills and origination
According to the 2015 Altman Weil Flash Survey, “Law Firms in Transition,” only 31 percent of firms have a formal succession plan in place. With Baby Boomers representing 95 percent of law firm leadership as of American Lawyer’s 2015 survey, retirement is a reality firms must face - and face now.
David Pray was recently hired by Charleston, West Virginia, based law firm Bailey & Glasser as “Chief Transformational Officer” — championing the growing firm’s continuous improvement initiatives and related lean initiatives.