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Joel A. Rose is a certified management consultant and president of Joel A. Rose & Associates Inc., management consultants to law firms based in Cherry Hill, New Jersey. He has extensive experience consulting with private law firms, and performs and directs consulting assignments in law firm management and organization, strategic and financial planning, lawyer compensation, the feasibility of mergers and acquisitions, and the marketing of legal services. He may be contacted at jrose63827@aol.com; Telephone: (856) 427-0050 or (800) 381-1645, Fax: (856) 429-0073.

RELATIONSHIP OF LEADERSHIP TO MANAGEMENT IN A LAW FIRM

RELATIONSHIP OF LEADERSHIP TO MANAGEMENT IN A LAW FIRM

Leadership and management need to exist in every financially and professionally successful law firm. The terms “leadership” and “management” are not synonyms. In simplistic terms, the leadership role is the ability of an individual or group of partners to influence other partners and associates to follow in the achievement of common goals. Management, on the […]

The Managing Partner’s Role in Establishing a Firm’s Culture

The Managing Partner’s Role in Establishing a Firm’s Culture

It’s a difficult job, and more important than many people think The demographics of law firms are changing as baby boomers reduce, or intend to reduce, active involvement in their firms. This change of status of senior partners has highlighted the need for managing partners to assess their firms’ current culture to ensure it conforms […]

Does Your Firm Need a Consensus Builder or an Autocrat?

Does Your Firm Need a Consensus Builder or an Autocrat?

Defining a managing partner’s management style Countless law firms, large and small, are questioning longstanding views about firm management and structure. Yet, the sources of their concern are not new. After years of analyzing the personal and professional styles of lawyer managers in successful (and not so successful) law firms, three inescapable conclusions are readily […]

Defining Partner Obligations. The Rules Have Changed.

Defining Partner Obligations. The Rules Have Changed.

Law firms continue to struggle to define the obligations of partners. This article sets forth what I believe to be the minimum contributions that should be expected of any equity owner in a law firm. A partner is not fulfilling his or her obligations as an owner of the business if he or she does […]

Setting Your Objectives for 2014

Setting Your Objectives for 2014

A process for planning an enjoyable and effective firm retreat Managing partners in many of the more financially successful, progressively managed firms have planned or are in the process of planning partner retreats to develop their firms’ professional and economic objectives for 2014, and to outline strategies for achieving those goals. Partners in many firms […]

10 Proven Strategies To Effectively Implement The Two-Tier Partner Structure

10 Proven Strategies To Effectively Implement The Two-Tier Partner Structure

This article describes ten proven strategies that we have

Dealing with the Leadership Vacuum in Law Firm Management

Dealing with the Leadership Vacuum in Law Firm Management

Every law firm, regardless of size, needs leadership. Good law firm management cannot be achieved until all the partners agree to subordinate some degree of independence to a managing partner or an executive managing committee. The partners must strike a balance between their rights as owners and their responsibilities as citizens of the firm. They […]

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