THE NEWSLETTER FOR LEGAL OFFICE MANAGERS
Volume XI / Number 7 JULY 2002
(Reprinted with permission of Ardmore Publishing Company)
How to deal with –
and how to avoid –
Not sure what to do with that underperforming partner? Many law firms are on the same sinking ship.
In fact, the problem of underperforming partners is “right up there with compensation systems as one of the thorniest issues firms have to deal with,” says legal management consultant BOB HENDERSON of RJH Consulting in Jackson Hole, WY.
With any group of partners, large or small, there is variation in client origination and productivity. That’s a fact of life firms have to accept;’ says Henderson, who is himself a former managing partner.
But the chronically underperforming partner is an issue that has to be addressed head-on.