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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Trends in Partner Compensation Systems

Posted in Client Service, Communication, Compensation, Culture, Leadership, Management, Professional Development, Profitability, Teamwork
One of the more interesting topics that we covered at this week’s audio conference for CCM on Partner Compensation systems are the trends occurring in the types of systems being used–globally, in the US in response to the current market pressures and in the course of an individual firm’s development. The data on global developments is not well updated. … Continue Reading

Muir to Present Audio Conference on Partner Compensation

Posted in Announcements, Compensation, Leadership, Management, Succession
Muir and Norman Clark of Walker Clark will be co-presenting a Center for Competitive Management audio presentation on Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 2pm EST entitled "Partner Compensation–Defining the New Normal."  The presentation will cover: Key trends in partner compensation for 2011 Common and uncommon compensation plan options Who should evaluate performance and pay? Ways… Continue Reading

The Gay Man’s Perspective on Women’s Work/Life Balance Issues

Posted in Culture, Diversity, Management, Mentoring, Recruitment, Retention, Risk Management, Work/Life Balance
Will Meyerhofer is a lawyer who worked at Sullivan & Cromwell before chucking it and getting his MSW to become a therapist. He is also gay. He writes the blog The People’s Therapist and occasionally ties in issues relating to the legal community. His latest entry is about a recent podcast he did with the… Continue Reading

Perception vs. Reality

Posted in Client Service
In a Law Firm Leaders survey conducted by the Association of Corporate Counsel and The American Lawyer, one of the more interesting findings was that 93% of law firms reported being willing to discuss flat or other alternative fee arrangements in 2010. However, in responding to the same survey question, only 61% of general counsel at companies with revenues… Continue Reading

The Unique Psychological World of Lawyers

Posted in Assessments, Client Service, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Management, Mentoring, Productivity, Professional Development, Profitability, Recruitment, Risk Management, Teamwork, White Papers
Muir’s "The Unique Psychological World of Lawyers" explores the ways in which the personal style of lawyers differs from that of the majority of Americans and how it effects both what lawyers perceive and how they are perceived.… Continue Reading

Muir Keynote Speaker for Hofstra Law School Boot Camp

Posted in Announcements, Emotional Intelligence, Law Education, Leadership, Professional Development
Muir will be the Keynote Speaker at Hofstra Law School’s Boot Camp on Tuesday, January 11, 2011.  Her presenation “Emotional Intelligence—Your Secret Weapon for a Successful Law Practice”  will cover what the term ”emotional intelligence” means, the history of its discovery and development as a leadership skill, how lawyers score in emotional intelligence, how it… Continue Reading

Emotional Intelligence for Lawyers

Posted in Assessments, Business Development, Client Service, Emotional Intelligence, Leadership, Management, Mentoring, Productivity, Professional Development, Profitability, Recruitment, Retention, Risk Management, Teamwork, White Papers, Work Satisfaction
Muir’s "Emotional Intelligence for Lawyers" reviews the history of the development of emotional intelligence and how it applies to lawyers. Muir’s "The Importance of Emotional Intelligence in Making Partners" was awarded the Edge International Law Practice Magazine Award for excellence in writing. … Continue Reading