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HEADLINES for June 1, 2016

 

TOP 10 REASONS WHY PARTNERS LEAVE YOUR LAW FIRM

Frequent or numerous law partner departures, depending on the number of partners and the size of the law firm, will quickly lead to a firm’s dissolution or leave the firm scrambling for options. Firms like Heller Ehrman, Howrey, Dewey & LeBeouf, Bingham McCutchen, and Dickstein Shapiro to name a few. Click here for the article, but I have listed a few reasons to wet your appetite.

  • Fear of the Future
  • Poor Succession Planning
  • Cronyism
  • Hostile Environment

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RECOMMENDED SUMMER READING for Attorneys

The Trust Advisor by David Maister Study client relationship insights from the top professional services expert.

The Right Moves: Job Search and Career Development Strategies for Lawyer by Valerie Fontaine A former lawyer, now legal recruiter. Worth the read!

You Can’t Teach Hungry: Creating the Multimillion Dollar Law Firm by John Morgan The title speaks for itself. Excellent read on what it takes.

The Happy Lawyer: Making a Good Life in the Law by Levitt & Linder Are you happy as a lawyer? If not, get this book and read what is working.

The E-Myth: Why Most Legal Practices Don’t Work and What to Do About It by Michael Gerber Gerber is a renown business thinker, and his insights on the business of law are worth the book’s weight in gold.

Way Worse Than Being a Dentist: The Lawyer’s Quest for Meaning by Will Meyehofer Humorous and insightful read by a former big law lawyer turned attorney psychotherapist based in NYC.

The Essential Guide to Thriving as a New Lawyer: Swimming Lessons for Baby Sharks by Grover Cleveland New attorneys must read this book.

Lateral Moves: A Guide for Partners & Law Firms *Get our new free book*

 

LEADERS CORNER

Your Email Habits Determine Happiness! — Adam Grant (author of Originals), points to this study which analyzed emails and found two KEY findings. Notes Grant:

 …unhappiness isn’t predicted by how many

e-mails you send, but the fraction you send

outside work hours. And here’s a sign that your

team will be unhappy: your manager takes a long

time to respond to e-mails.

It’s always the simplest findings that offer up the obvious. Here’s a link to the study for more details – and answer your team’s emails quickly and limit when you answer all emails. Just do it!

By Verne Harnish of Gazelles

 

RESOURCES & TOOLS

*Updated & Revised* – JOB HUNTING SYSTEM

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*Updated & Revised* – Law Partner Departure Checklist

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