The Practical Implications of Change to ABA Rule 5.4, the “Non-Lawyer” Ownership Rules

Domain: Business of Law

William D. Henderson and Scott A. Westfahl set forth the landscape surrounding liberalization of ABA Rule 5.4. You may have come away from this landscape report with more questions than answers on how to prepare your firm for reform. Join Professor Westfahl for a facilitated discussion on what law firm leaders need to think about to strategically develop and prepare their contingency plans, including the practical implications of reform across the legal organization.

Topics include:

  • How to set expectations on the time frame and evolution of reform
  • What can be learned from the Legal Services Act 2007 in the United Kingdom, a case of similar reform
  • How to think about your firm’s changing talent strategy, and how to “right-skill” for your future workforce
  • How to manage the change to the professional identities of lawyers and allied professionals, a massive undertaking

Scott A. Westfahl, Professor of Practice and Faculty Director, Harvard Law School Executive Education, Harvard Law School 


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Video-Recorded SessionThis session includes video, audio and synced presentations for an enhanced virtual learning experience.