Charting a Path for Succession Planning

Domain:  Business of Law

Does your firm have a succession plan in place? Most law firms do not. But the sooner you start the discussion and the process, the better. The statistics are alarming:

  • 400,000 lawyers in the United States are age 62+
  • 30-40 percent of practicing lawyers are at the age and stage where they are beginning to contemplate retirement
  • 63 percent of law firm partners, age 60+, control three quarters of their firm’s revenue

This session will guide you through the challenges you’re likely to face when succession planning. You’ll take a deep dive into the succession plan developed by a southeast regional law firm. In addition, you’ll identify best practices to help your firm develop a successful model for transitioning lawyers and clients through the process.

Topics include:

  • Common challenges when creating a succession plan
  • Why your firm — and every firm — needs one
  • Lessons to be learned from one law firm’s planning experience
  • How to prepare lawyers and clients for the changes ahead

Presenter(s): 
Julie D. Beavers, Director of Attorney Recruiting and Professional Development, Ward and Smith, P.A.
Tom Lenfestey, Partner, CPA, Adams, Howell, Sizemore & Lenfestey, P.A.
Laura V. Hudson, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Ward and Smith, P.A.
Camille Stell, Vice President of Client Services, Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of North Carolina

 

Member Price: $59
Prospective Member Price: $79

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Video-Recorded Session

This session includes video, audio and synced presentations for an enhanced virtual learning experience. 

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