Your firm appointed partners to positions as practice leaders, whom everyone thought would do the job (and who promised that they would try). They were provided with some basic training; and your management team endeavored to meet with them all, periodically, to provide a bit of a pep talk. But in spite of all of your efforts, only a few of your groups that are performing as you had hoped. What to do? Join this webinar to examine the key structural impediments that your leadership team need to address to ensure that your groups function effectively and can succeed.


•    Identify the single most important structural hurdle that you need to address with each and every practice group leader 
•    Determine what needs to be included in any effective practice leader’s job description
•    Examine why you need to set some clear non-negotiable expectations of what you expect from your practice groups  
•    Explain the need to meet with all of your practice group leaders at least quarterly 
•    Discuss why your agenda should not simply be a ‘data dump’ on firm results for the past quarter


Join Creating High-Performance Practice Groups with subject expert Patrick McKenna, for this one-hour webinar on Thursday, August 4, 2016, 2:00 p.m. CST (1 p.m. MST, 12 p.m. PST, 3 p.m. EST). 

Bring together as many individuals as you wish in your office or chapter meeting space to this webinar.

•    Invite your colleagues
•    Invite your staff 
•    Invite your ALA friends


Thursday, August 4, 2016


Pacific 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.; Mountain 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.; Central 2:00 – 3:00p.m.; Eastern 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.


CLM Credits: (Note that only the CLM credit available for this webinar is stated below. If a credit is not stated, it is not available for this program.)


CLM Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Legal Industry/
Business Management (LI)

CLM App Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Legal Industry/Business Management (LI) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.

California MCLE: The Association of Legal Administrators certifies that this webinar has been approved by the State Bar of California for 1 hour of MCLE credit.

MCLE/Other States: Credit may be available in other states but cannot be guaranteed. In all states, accreditation is dependent on individual state guidelines and filing regulations.


Patrick J. McKenna is an internationally recognized author, lecturer, strategist and
seasoned advisor to the leaders of premier professional service firms. He has had the honor of working with at least one of the largest firms in over a dozen different countries. He is also the author of eight books, most notably his international business best seller, First Among Equals, currently in its sixth printing and translated into nine languages. His most recent work, The Changing of the Guard, provides in-depth guidance on the leadership selection process in professional firms and resulted in his being acknowledged in American Lawyer magazine as “a longtime succession consultant and coach to new firm leaders.

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August 04, 2016 3:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
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Creating High-Performance Practice Groups
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CLMSM App Credit for Functional Specialists: 1.00
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