Best Practices Live Chat: Best Practices in Law Firm Talent Management: Partner Development

[On Demand - DL1039]

Duration: 45 minutes
Course Type: Audio Chat / PowerPoint Presentation
Course Registration Fee: Lex Mundi Member Fee:  No Charge

Course Description:

This course is available only to Lex Mundi members.

This Best Practices Live Chat recording program features Lex Mundi's "Best Practices in Law Firm Talent Management: Partner Development" and its companion guide "Guide to Best Practices in Law Firm Talent Management: Recruiting, Developing, Motivating and Retaining Associates." These best practices were designed to assist Lex Mundi member firms in developing a coordinated approach to enhancing their "human capital" by surveying the components of a talent management program, describing best practices for each component, and providing advice for integrating those components or improving upon existing ones.

What You Will Learn:

The "Best Practices in Law Firm Talent Management: Partner Development" guide describes a menu of approaches that firms can take to support their partners' development.  The guide discusses three complementary approaches to partner development:

  • Creating an effective planning and goal-setting process for individual partners.
  • Creating programs that help partners develop the skills they did not develop as associates.
  • Avoiding systemic obstacles to the development of partners, especially newer ones.





Steve Armstrong, Firm Leader

Steve Armstrong has led professional development and talent-management programs at major law firms for more than 20 years. During that time, he has guided firms to think strategically about managing their talent, has taught programs on managerial and leadership skills, and has designed and implemented a wide range of programs and policies.

Steve has published and spoken widely on the topic of talent management, and has served as chair of the Professional Development Consortium, the professional organization for in-house legal educators, and as co-chair of the ABA Committee on Business Law Education.

Since establishing Armstrong Talent Development in 2009, he has provided training programs and consulting services for partners and associates in many of the leading law firms in the U.S. and Canada, focusing in particular on improving the leadership and management abilities of the firms’ lawyers.

Steve conducts the opinion-writing segments of the U.S. Federal Judicial Center’s orientations for new district, bankruptcy, and magistrate judges, as well as programs for Canadian judges.
With Professor Timothy P. Terrell, he is the co-author of Thinking Like a Writer: A Lawyer’s Guide to Effective Writing and Editing (3rd edition, 2008, Practicing Law Institute).

MCLE/CPD Information:

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Registration and fees:

Lex Mundi Member Fee - No Charge

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Business Development and Client Service
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Practice Area Expertise
General Legal Skills and Personal Development
Talent Management
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