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Team-oriented firm culture and the story of the three little pigs

Posted by: PerformLaw on December 20


A strong and resilient house protected the pigs from the wolf.....Why law firms should care about team strength to protect their organization’s stability.



The story of the three little pigs is a famous tale of three brothers who each built their own home.

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Creating An Attorney Performance System That Works!

Posted by: PerformLaw on October 14
While the practice of law continues to undergo many changes, one thing remains the same. Law firms will always need attorneys with energy, experience, and skill to survive. Smart firms strive to help their people realize their full potential while there are still others that take a much narrower view of their relationships with their attorneys. Read More

Extending the Life of Your Firm with Attorney Development

Posted by: Brian Kennel on December 3

Law firms are more likely to identify their future leaders when they initiate a training process early in a lawyer’s career. Focusing on attorney development from the start also gives law firms a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining the most talented lawyers and in being better prepared for the future.   

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Is there value in training associates at your law firm?

Posted by: Brian Kennel on July 17



When it comes to associate turnover or ineffectiveness, small to mid-sized firms operate on a razor-thin margin. Many firms have simply given up on hiring brand new attorneys as means to fill open positions or to meet future staffing needs.  

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Practice Planning: How We Do It! (Part 3)

Posted by: PerformLaw on May 11

This is the third part of our Practice Planning series.  To catch up on the other parts , click on the following links:

Part 1:  Better Associate Performance Using a Structured Planning Process

Part 2:  Practice Planning for Lawyers: Our Approach




Performlaw’s practice plan engagements focus on the development of systems to maximize income-generating and strategic time investments. These engagements are aimed at creating high-performance lawyers who positively impact the culture of the firm. 

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Practice Planning for Lawyers: Our Approach

Posted by: PerformLaw on May 8

For most lawyers, the first 10 years of a developing a legal practice defines the next 20. While developing marketable skills and practice area knowledge, lawyers are also managing their income needs and personal commitments. All of these factors influence the future of a lawyer's practice. When these factors conflict with one another, they can create stress and unintended outcomes. Also having a significant impact on a lawyer’s career is his or her ability and willingness to take risks.


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