I am the managing partner of a 16 attorney insurance defense firm in Chicago Southwest Suburbs. We have 4 partners and the balance of our attorneys are associates – many of which have been with us for several years. We are on a growth spree and needing to hire more associates to handle client assignments. Associate hiring, mentoring, and training has always been a challenge for us and our clients are restricting us in the way we use associates on their files. I would appreciate your thoughts.
Attorney staffing/growth models include:
I will address the pros and cons of each model/approach in upcoming postings. I will begin by addressing the first one.
The traditional staffing model for insurance defense firms has been Grow Your Own Associate Staffing.
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John W. Olmstead, MBA, Ph.D, CMC
Posted at 09:01 PM in Human Resources, Laterals, Strategy
Tags: Attorney, Firm, general, Law, Models, staffing/growth