Ethical principles and behavior on the part of law firm leadership have become increasingly integral to firms’ long-term success. This session examines the complex and evolving set of issues related to this topic and offers concrete guidance to make sure your firm has its bases covered.

Among the topics we’ll discuss:

People Issues

  • Being honest, keeping promises, leading by example, earning trust

  • Ensuring a safe and secure work environment

  • Sensitively and effectively handling behavioral and substance abuse issues

  • Maintaining appropriate client and internal firm confidentiality

  • Executing succession plans among senior lawyers

    Client Issues

  • Formulating appropriate and transparent billing practices

  • Deftly triage leadership conflicts of interest

  • Maintaining consistently high-quality work product

  • Maintaining consistently high-quality service

    Firm Issues

  • Building a cohesive, effective firm-first culture

  • Keeping up with appropriate current technologies, including remote access and cyber-security

    (Competence, confidentiality and third parties)

  • Ensuring that associates and staff receive meaningful, thorough training, evaluation and feedback

  • Creating a fair, understandable compensation system


  • Gain a better understanding of the ethical considerations of law firm leadership

  • Explore the tenets of effective leadership for managing partners and firm administrators

  • Identify specific recommendations on this important topic

    Other Information:

    60 Minutes

    Audience: Intermediate

    CLM Recertification Credit: Ethics

    CLE: Ethics

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. Presenter

Seminar Information
Date Presented:
November 12, 2019 3:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
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The Ethical Considerations of Law Firm Leadership: 13 Things You Might Not Be Thinking About but Should Be!
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ALA Member Price:$109.00
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