Each year, the Managing Partner Forum (MPF) conducts several surveys about issues important to law firms and their leaders. We conducted a survey of  managing partners and law firm leaders about their firm's leadership and governance models. At the MPF 2017 & 2018 Leadership Conferences, we deployed audience polling technology to capture data from 85 managing partners and firm leaders about what their firms are doing to invest in the future. In this fast-paced program, we'll highlight the key findings of these two recent surveys, providing thoughts and insights along the way. The session is highly interactive, involving the audience early and often.


  • Discuss how law firms are responding to the rapidly changing and increasingly competitive marketplace for legal services.
  • Examine why smaller and midsize firms are operating more like businesses and less like collections of sole practitioners.
  • Identify what the strategic priorities are for smaller and midsize law firms, including investments in technology, marketing and business development.
  • Identify what leadership and governance models are being used by smaller and midsize law firms.
  • Outline what law firms are doing to attract and retain future talent.

Audience Statement: This session assumes that participants have a working knowledge of legal services, business development, and marketing. 

Speaker Information:

John Remsen, Jr.

John Remsen, Jr. is one of the country's leading authorities on law firm leadership, management, marketing and business development. After serving as marketing director at two major law firms, Remsen formed TheRemsenGroup, a consulting firm that works exclusively with law firms. In 2002, he created The Managing Partner Forum, a highly-acclaimed conference series for leaders of smaller and midsize law firms. In 2012, he was inducted into the College of Law Practice Management.

Other Info:

  • 60 Minutes
  • Audience: Intermediate
  • CLM App Management Category -FS: Legal Industry/Business Management
  • CLE: Law Practice Management


PLEASE NOTE: This is a recording of a live webinar. Please excuse the audio quality of the presenter in this recording. 

Seminar Information
Date Presented:
November 14, 2018 3:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Registration Fee:
Current Issues, Trends and Challenges Facing Today's Law Firms ... and What They're Doing About Them
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