Now more than ever, letting your employees know how they are performing is one of the most important aspects of any law firm manager's job. Whether a partner, shareholder, member, associate, manager or supervisor, those with evaluation responsibilities in law firms absolutely must take the process seriously and understand the implications — both legal and employee relations — from the failure to do so. Whether the employee is doing a great job or needs significant improvement, it is critical that those with evaluation responsibilities know how to appropriately document the employee's performance and realize the importance of carefully drafting the appraisal.


•Examine how appraisals have changed and why appraisals (in whatever form) are so critically important.

•Describe the appraisal drafting process and identify common mistakes made.

•Identify the very real legal risks associated with a rushed, poorly worded or not-delivered appraisal.

Speaker Info:

Michael S. Cohen is a Partner at Duane Morris LLP in Philadelphia in the firm's Employment Services Practice Group where he concentrates his practice in the areas of employment law training and counseling. A highly rated ALA speaker, he has trained and counseled employees throughout the country on employment subjects, including harassment prevention, diversity, discipline, hiring, firing, recruiting, performance evaluations and compliance

60 Minutes

•Audience: Advanced

•CLM App Management Category -FS: Human Resources Management

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Seminar Information
Date Presented:
August 22, 2019 3:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
Registration Fee:
Performance Appraisals in Law Firms: Yes, They Do Matter
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Association of Legal Administrators
CLMSM App Credit for Functional Specialists: 1.00
Human Resources Management
CLMSM Recertification Credit: 1.00
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ALA Member Price:$109.00
Non-Member Price:$129.00