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The Most Often Asked Questions About Practice Groups

The managing partner of a large law firm (275 lawyers) with whom I was working said that his firm had “tried practice groups before, and they didn’t work.”  He went on to say that the firm was implementing a practice group structure again, and he asked if I had any “hints” that might help ensure a successful implementation.

Firms have enjoyed varying levels of success in their use of practice groups.  In answering the frustrated managing partner I said, “Yes, there are a few issues and concepts to consider that have an enormous impact on practice group performance.”  Following are the most often asked questions about practice groups and my recommendations for dealing with each of them.

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