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“Law Firms have proven that they can work remotely, but can they train and develop lawyers without creating inequities in their talent pools?” (American Lawyer Magazine, September 2020) Mark Beese, President of Leadership for Lawyers, was quoted in the September 2020 issue of “The American Lawyer”, on how firms need to focus on issues of equity and inclusion in their remote professionals development efforts. “The role of a leader is to create a culture and…
As of this writing, the global economy is in a near standstill because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Over the past few days I have spoken with friends from around the world from Nigeria to Iceland, lawyers and other professionals are working from home offices, trying to serve clients who are also working remotely.  At this point, we don’t know how long the work from home orders will persist nor the extent of the recession that will result.   We…
As of this writing, the global economy is in a near standstill because of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Over the past few days I have spoken with friends from around the world, and from Nigeria to Iceland, lawyers and other professionals are working from home offices and trying to serve clients, who are also working remotely.  At this point, we don’t know how long the work from home orders will persist, nor the extent of the…
In this article, I outline what the near future will look like for law firms and legal departments, what people want from leaders during times of crisis, and four commitments leaders need to address as they plan to lead through a crisis.   What the next two to three months will look like As of this writing (March 16, 2020), we can make some predictions about what the next two or three months will look…
In this article, I outline what the near future will look like for law firms and legal departments, what people want from leaders during times of crisis, and four commitments leaders need to address as they plan to lead through a crisis.   What the next two to three months will look like As of this writing (March 16, 2020), we can make some predictions about what the next two or three months will look…