RJH Law Firm Consulting In The News
Our Consultants In The News
Krystal Champlin was interviewed for Legal Management, the magazine of the Association of Legal Administrators. The topic was “Grooming The Next Generation.”
Krystal offered her expertise on how Baby Boomer and younger legal managers may have the same jobs, but there are differences in how they were trained and how they learn.
Beth Slate was interviewed by The Indiana Lawyer regarding the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the legal industry.
In opposition to some negative opinions, Beth offered a positive view as “lawyers have been deemed essential workers and clients still need help with legal issues.” She proceeds to offer details for law firms looking to push forward during a challenging period.
One of the key points Krystal and Beth address is one of the foremost challenges law firms face as they try to grow is that law school doesn’t prepare attorneys for the business management side of law practice. As a result, lawyers struggle with where to turn their attention and how to define success using key performance indicators (KPIs).
Beth Slate was a featured contributor to GuidePoint on the topic of “The New Rules For Law Firm Management.” To set the tone for this topic, Beth commented, “If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s you either bend with change, or it breaks you. This year has been one of true upheaval. We like to think we can anticipate, mitigate, and plan for the ups and downs of business, but I don’t think any of us saw this coming. We certainly didn’t think that COVID-19 was going to have this great an impact on our economy. The good news is that while we might be change-resistant, the legal industry does know how to handle a crisis.”
Beth Slate was featured on Law360.com. The article is titled, “As Furloughs Become Layoffs, What’s Next For Firm Staff?” by Xiumei Dong.
As lawyers have been forced to become more self-sufficient during the COVID-19 lockdown, experts say some of those who were let go may be squeezed out of the legal industry forever. Such changes aren’t just happening in BigLaw; some small and midsize firms have also been struggling to keep up with the challenges posed by the pandemic. Beth was sought out for her wisdom on this topic.