Resources related to Management & Governance

2020 - Managing through the Coronavirus Crisis Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
July 20, 2020   New Law Firm Polling Suggests Almost Everybody Likes Working at Home Altman Weil, Inc.
April 28, 2020   Post COVID-19 Normal? Part 2 - Reopening James D. Cotterman
June 24, 2020   Recession Responses 2020 Thomas S. Clay

Administration and Administrators Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
February 7, 2019   Empower Your Chief Administrator James S. Wilber
January 7, 2016   HR in Practice: HR Capability Gaps at Times of Change David L. Williams
September 8, 2020   The Law Firm C-Suite 2020 Law Firms in Transition 2020
February 19, 2015   The Search for Your Firm's Next Legal Administrator James S. Wilber
March 9, 2015   Where Do Administrators Stand in Your Law Firm? James S. Wilber

Administration Webinars

Date   Title Author(s)
March 4, 2014   Non-Lawyer Specialists: New Roles to Boost the Bottom Line James S. Wilber

Cotterman on Compensation

Date   Title Author(s)
February 12, 2019   Cotterman on Compensation: Law Firm Partnership James D. Cotterman

Finance Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
January 8, 2016   Twelve Ways to Improve Your Firm in 2016 Ward Bower
Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman
Alan R. Olson
James S. Wilber

Law Department Management and Organization Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
January 7, 2019   Twelve Leadership Resolutions for 2019 Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman

Law Firm Surveys and Reports

Date   Title Author(s)
October 12, 2010   Associates Special Report: Law Firms in Transition 2010 Thomas S. Clay
June 1, 2005   Law Firm General Counsel 2005: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Ward Bower
May 9, 2006   Law Firm General Counsel 2006: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Ward Bower
April 29, 2008   Law Firm General Counsel 2008: AnAltman Weil Flash Survey Ward Bower
July 8, 2016   Law Firm Leader Confidence 2011-2016: Law Firms in Transition Thomas S. Clay
September 15, 2005   Law Firm Management Techniques: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Ward Bower
October 6, 2011   Law Firms in Transition 2011: Will Computers Replace Lawyers? Thomas S. Clay
May 24, 2011   Law Firms in Transition 2011: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Thomas S. Clay
May 16, 2012   Law Firms in Transition 2012: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Thomas S. Clay
May 21, 2013   Law Firms in Transition 2013: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Thomas S. Clay
May 14, 2014   Law Firms in Transition 2014: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Thomas S. Clay
May 12, 2015   Law Firms in Transition 2015: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Thomas S. Clay
May 18, 2016   Law Firms in Transition 2016: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Thomas S. Clay
May 23, 2017   Law Firms in Transition 2017: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Thomas S. Clay
May 21, 2018   Law Firms in Transition 2018: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Thomas S. Clay
June 8, 2018   Law Firms in Transition 2018: Data Highlights Thomas S. Clay
May 15, 2019   Law Firms in Transition 2019: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Thomas S. Clay
June 24, 2020   Law Firms in Transition 2020: An Altman Weil Flash Survey Thomas S. Clay
October 11, 2007   Lawyer Retirement: An Altman Weil Flash Survey James D. Cotterman
October 9, 2015   Lawyer Staffing and Overcapacity: Law Firms in Transition 2015 Thomas S. Clay
January 6, 2011   Lawyer Staffing Structures Special Report: Law Firms in Transition 2010 Thomas S. Clay
October 1, 2003   Outside Directors in Large Law Firms: Altman Weil Flash Survey Ward Bower
September 7, 2017   Under-Performing Lawyers: Fast Facts from Law Firms in Transition 2017 Altman Weil, Inc.

Leadership and Performance Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
February 8, 2017   Recommended Reading for Law Firm Leaders Altman Weil, Inc.
July 8, 2016   Ten Tips for Leading Lawyers Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman
Alan R. Olson
James S. Wilber
January 7, 2019   Twelve Leadership Resolutions for 2019 Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman
September 7, 2012   What Are the Obligations of Partners? Thomas S. Clay

Partnership Webinars

Date   Title Author(s)
January 26, 2012   High-Performance Partnerships Thomas S. Clay
September 30, 2015   Law Firm Leadership Structures Ward Bower
Thomas S. Clay

Practice Groups Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
January 8, 2016   Twelve Ways to Improve Your Firm in 2016 Ward Bower
Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman
Alan R. Olson
James S. Wilber

Strategy and Management Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
February 7, 2019   Empower Your Chief Administrator James S. Wilber
February 14, 2006   Lateral Growth, Strategic Planning: Top Law Firm Management Tools Ward Bower
May 18, 2016   Law Firms in Transition 2016: An Executive Summary Thomas S. Clay
May 30, 2017   Law Firms in Transition 2017: An Executive Summary Thomas S. Clay
June 8, 2018   Law Firms in Transition 2018: An Executive Summary Thomas S. Clay
June 24, 2020   Law Firms in Transition 2020: An Executive Summary Thomas S. Clay
July 6, 2017   Making Committees Work Alan R. Olson
January 1, 2004   Making the Grade: What Should Law Firm Ownership Really Mean? James D. Cotterman
June 1, 2005   Managing Multi-Office Firms Stephen R. Chitwood and James B. Pyle
February 7, 2019   Moving the Middle: Optimizing Leadership Time to Improve Productivity Thomas S. Clay
June 24, 2020   Recession Responses 2020 Thomas S. Clay
February 1, 2003   Senior Counsel Programs - Or: Older is Looking Younger to Me All the Time Alan R. Olson
October 7, 2019   Six Core Attributes of Successful Law Firm Turnarounds James D. Cotterman
February 1, 2006   Sprinting Toward a Brick Wall: Baby Boomers Need Retirement Options Alan R. Olson
October 2, 2006   Strategic Segmentation - Your Differences Can Make You Stronger Alan R. Olson
January 10, 2000   The Art of Delegating Legal Work Alan R. Olson
February 1, 2005   The Passing of the Baton James D. Cotterman
February 19, 2015   The Search for Your Firm's Next Legal Administrator James S. Wilber
April 6, 2018   The Twelve Most Important Things for a New Partner To Do James D. Cotterman
January 8, 2016   Twelve Ways to Improve Your Firm in 2016 Ward Bower
Thomas S. Clay
James D. Cotterman
Alan R. Olson
James S. Wilber
September 7, 2017   Under-Performing Lawyers: Fast Facts from Law Firms in Transition 2017 Altman Weil, Inc.
September 7, 2012   What Are the Obligations of Partners? Thomas S. Clay
May 13, 2019   What Is Expected from a Partner? James D. Cotterman
October 9, 2015   What Keeps Managing Partners Awake? Ward Bower
September 7, 2017   What Should Law Firms Do About Non-Equity Partnership James D. Cotterman
August 1, 2003   Works Well With Others: Building the Collaborative Law Firm Charles A. Maddock

Strategy Webinars

Date   Title Author(s)
January 26, 2012   High-Performance Partnerships Thomas S. Clay
March 4, 2014   Non-Lawyer Specialists: New Roles to Boost the Bottom Line James S. Wilber

Succession Planning Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
February 1, 2003   Senior Counsel Programs - Or: Older is Looking Younger to Me All the Time Alan R. Olson
February 1, 2006   Sprinting Toward a Brick Wall: Baby Boomers Need Retirement Options Alan R. Olson
February 1, 2005   The Passing of the Baton James D. Cotterman

Survey and Market Research News

Date   Title Author(s)
May 18, 2016   2016 Law Firms in Transition Survey Released Thomas S. Clay
May 23, 2017   2017 Law Firms in Transition Survey Released Thomas S. Clay
May 21, 2018   2018 Law Firms in Transition Survey Released Thomas S. Clay
June 24, 2020   2020 Law Firms in Transition Survey Released Thomas S. Clay
April 29, 2008   Law Firm GC Position Well Established and Well Paid Ward Bower
May 15, 2019   Law Firms in Transition 2019: Change Efforts Stalled in 2018 as Business Boomed Thomas S. Clay
October 11, 2007   Lawyer Retirement Policy and Opinion Explored in New Survey James D. Cotterman
May 14, 2014   Legal Industry Survey Shows Consensus on Trends, Gap in Responses Thomas S. Clay
May 16, 2012   Major Shift in Law Firm Leaders' Attitudes Thomas S. Clay
May 21, 2013   New Industry Survey Examines Changing Legal Market Thomas S. Clay
May 12, 2015   New Survey: Law Firms Grapple with Internal and External Threats Thomas S. Clay

Survey Excerpts

Date   Title Author(s)
June 5, 2009   De-equitization; Longer Partner Track Law Firms in Transition
August 1, 2004   Lawyers with Firm Management Responsibilities Still Required to Produce Managing Partner & Executive Director Survey
June 1, 2001   Managing Partner Time Allocation Managing Partner & Executive Director Survey
June 24, 2020   Recession Responses 2020 Thomas S. Clay
September 8, 2020   The Law Firm C-Suite 2020 Law Firms in Transition 2020

Trends in Law Departments Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
February 1, 2007   Legal Profession Trends and Outlook James S. Wilber

Trends in Law Firms Articles

Date   Title Author(s)
February 1, 2007   Legal Profession Trends and Outlook James S. Wilber
May 1, 2004   Major Law Firms Embrace General Counsel Concept Ward Bower
December 1, 2003   Should Law Firms Appoint Outside Directors? Ward Bower

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