Regional and Mid-Size Law Firm Forum

Increasing Profitability through Effective Recruitment, Retention, Marketing & Management

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

About

Bigger Isn't Always Better

While mega-law firms dominate the headlines, many regional and midsize firms are thriving in their shadow. It is possible to successfully compete for the best work and the best legal talent without having 500-plus attorneys, but you must have a concrete strategy in place to allow you to make the most of your unique attributes.

Capitalize on Your Size

To survive and thrive, your firm must remain at the cutting-edge. Unlike other law firm management conferences - which use speakers from large firms who offer solutions that won't work for a firm of your size - American Conference Institute's publication from our Regional and Mid-size Law Firm Forum features a faculty comprised entirely of top management from leading regional and mid-size firms.
The faculty will offer real-life solutions to the biggest challenges your firm is facing and provide tangible strategies that will work for you. Successfully:

  • Compete with national firms when recruiting associates and lateral partners
  • Satisfy clients' demands for diversity among your attorneys
  • Tackle the challenge of setting competitive yet realistic associate compensation levels
  • Institute the best management structure for your firm - one that keeps your firm profitable and competitive
  • Strategically market the unique attributes of your firm and its size

Contents & Contributors

About

Bigger Isn't Always Better

While mega-law firms dominate the headlines, many regional and midsize firms are thriving in their shadow. It is possible to successfully compete for the best work and the best legal talent without having 500-plus attorneys, but you must have a concrete strategy in place to allow you to make the most of your unique attributes.

Capitalize on Your Size

To survive and thrive, your firm must remain at the cutting-edge. Unlike other law firm management conferences - which use speakers from large firms who offer solutions that won't work for a firm of your size - American Conference Institute's publication from our Regional and Mid-size Law Firm Forum features a faculty comprised entirely of top management from leading regional and mid-size firms.
The faculty will offer real-life solutions to the biggest challenges your firm is facing and provide tangible strategies that will work for you. Successfully:

  • Compete with national firms when recruiting associates and lateral partners
  • Satisfy clients' demands for diversity among your attorneys
  • Tackle the challenge of setting competitive yet realistic associate compensation levels
  • Institute the best management structure for your firm - one that keeps your firm profitable and competitive
  • Strategically market the unique attributes of your firm and its size

Contents & Contributors

Attracting and Retaining Diverse Professionals
David Morrison, Goldberg Kohn (Chicago, IL)

Protecting Your Assets: (Cost) Effective Retention and Professional Development Strategies
Alan H. Maclin, Briggs and Morgan Professional Association (Minneapolis, MN)

How Close To Do You Get To The $160,000 Starting Salary? Setting Workable Associate Compensation
Thomas M. Fahey, Ungaretti & Harris (Chicago, IL)

The $160,000 Starting Salary: What’s a Small/Mid-Size Firm to Do?
Anthony Licata, Shefsky & Froelich Ltd. (Chicago, IL)

Strategic Marketing
Terri Krivosha, Maslon Edelman Borman & Brand, LLP (Minneapolis, MN)

Retooling Your Management and Leadership Structure to Maximize Efficiency
Gerry Holt, McDonough Holland & Allen PC (Sacramento, CA)

The Commandments of Professional, Responsibility and Risk Management
Timothy D. Wittlinger, Clark Hill PLC (Detroit, MI)

Identifying and Addressing Potential Conflicts of Interest
Daniel D. Tostrud, Hermes Sargent Bates, L.L.P. (Dallas, Texas)

Tackling the Unique Risk Management Issues of the Mid-Size Firm
William Levit, Jr., Godfrey & Kahn (Milwaukee, WI)

Conflicts Of Interest and Other Ethical Pitfalls
Michael Prince, Carrington Coleman (Dallas, TX)



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