Question of the Month #6

You know what to do at this point! Should managing partners also practice law? [Stipulation: We ask in the context of medium to large firms--say, 50 to 100 lawyers and above.] No; it's a full-time job to manage the firm and should obviously be recognized as such. Do...

Polls about to Close on September’s “Question of the Month”

Today is September 29th and voting is about to close on this month’s Question: Is the prohibition against non-lawyers having an ownership interest in a law firm still a good idea? Cast your vote here. At this moment we’re at 143 votes; let’s break...

Question of the Month #4: Non-lawyer Ownership?

Our fourth question of the month. At this point, you know what to do. As always, please use the comments box to add thoughts, glosses, and, well, commentary. Is the prohibition against non-lawyers having an ownership interest in a law firm still a good idea? No,...

Question of the Month #3: Best measure of law firm performance?

Steven Brill’s audacious decision to publish AmLaw profits per partner figures starting over three decades ago was without question the single most brilliant journalistic stroke Law Land trade media has ever experienced, creating an enduring franchise to this day....
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