Most firms have long since realized they need effective leadership not only at the top of the firm but also spread throughout it, leading practice groups, offices, client or industry groups, and important committees. But many lawyers are reluctant leaders, and even those who are willing to lead sometimes lack the right skills. Join this webinar to hear how you can help your firm develop the leaders they will need to remain successful in a challenging environment. We'll review the most effective means of developing these skills, which include not only traditional forms of training opportunities but also "learning-by-doing" approaches and senior-level coaching and sponsorship. Gain the practical advice you need to implement these methods and design effective leadership development programs in your firm.




  • Identify how leadership qualities for lawyers may differ from leadership qualities for senior officers
  • Determine what aspects of leadership can be taught, and how to teach them
  • Develop a pipeline of potential leaders and manage succession successfully
  • Align organizational structure, incentives and feedback with the firm’s goals for developing leaders


Join Developing Leaders in Your Law Firm with subject experts Steve Armstrong and Tim Leishman for this one-hour webinar on Thursday, September 1, 2016.


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, September 1, 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 Application Credit: 1 hour in Organizational Development


CLM Recertification Credit: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR)


CLM App Credit for Functional Specialists: 1 hour in the subject area of Human Resources Management (HR) towards the additional hours required of some Functional Specialists to fulfill the CLM application.

This program has been approved for 1 (HR (General)) recertification credit hour toward PHR, SPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI).


The Association of Legal Administrators is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. This program has been approved for 1 PDC.

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  1. If viewing webinar with your own personal subscription, please send a copy of the certificate of attendance from Peach New Media and the program ID certificate will be emailed to you. Please specify if you need HRCI, SHRM or both. OR
  2. If viewing webinar as part of a group, please request credit in writing and have group leader email a copy attendance sign in/out sheet and the program ID certificate will be emailed to each individual in the group who requests it. Please specify if you need HRCI, SHRM or both.

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.

Steve Armstrong is an educator and consultant who has worked with law firms and law departments in the United States and internationally for more than 20 years.  He is a principal of Firm Leader, Inc., which provides consulting and training services to law firms, and the principal of Armstrong Talent Development. Armstrong also teaches legal writing programs for judges, law firms and government agencies, and is the co-author of Thinking Like a Writer: A Lawyer’s Guide to Effective Writing and Editing.


Tim Leishman, JD, has been working with major law firms for more than 25 years, as a partner with management responsibilities in a leading Canadian firm and as a consultant since 1997 with more than a third of the Global 100 law firms.  He is currently a principal of Firm Leader Inc. where he designs customized leadership development programs for practice group and client team leaders, and for partners who wish to expand their contributions to the success of their firms

Seminar Information
Date Presented:
September 01, 2016 3:00 PM Eastern
1 hour
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Developing Leaders in Your Law Firm
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CLMSM App Credit for Functional Specialists: 1.00
CLMSM Application Credit: 1.00
CLMSM Recertification Credit: 1.00
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