3 Leadership Skills for Starting Strong as a New Partner

3 Leadership Skills for Starting Strong as a New Partner

Reading time: 2 minutes 3 Leadership Skills for Starting Strong as a New Partner In a law firm, shifting from associate or counsel to partner is a seminal shift in an attorney’s career. It requires more than a mindset shift — new partners must quickly build new management, client and business development and communication skills. By leveraging the competencies […]

How to Encourage and Optimize In-Office Time in Hybrid Environments

How to Lure People to the Office (Some of the Time) and Optimize In-Office Time

Reading time: 2 minutes How to Encourage and Optimize In-Office Time in Hybrid Environments Even as return-to-office plans proliferate, it appears that hybrid environments with greater remote work flexibility are here to stay. Both firms and their people have learned that, in many cases, remote work is not incompatible with high performance and improved work-life balance. That said, being […]

Moving the Needle on DE&I: 4 Best Practices From Top Firms

Moving the Needle on DE&I: 4 Best Practices From Top Firms

Reading time: 4 minutes Moving the Needle on DE&I: 4 Best Practices From Top Firms Diversity, equity and inclusion (“DE&I”) is fundamental to building a healthy firm culture. Yet, despite improvements in recent decades, deep disparities often remain. Many law firms have reinvigorated their efforts to improve DE&I in recent years. And, in an effort to meet skyrocketing demand […]

Navigating Hybrid Environments: Lessons Learned and New Best Practices

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Reading time: 4 minutes Navigating Hybrid Environments: Lessons Learned and New Best Practices While many firms have been eager to return to pre-pandemic norms, hybrid environments are likely here to stay. Trends point to a return to in-person work, with greater flexibility for partial remote work. While many value the connectedness of working in the office, the benefits of […]

An Exciting New Partnership With JME Advisors

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Reading time: 2 minutes An Exciting New Partnership with JME Advisors We are thrilled to announce the launch of a strategic partnership between Beard Strategies and JME Advisors. With over 30 years’ experience, Michelle Egan, the president of JME Advisors, is a leader in law firm talent management. Most recently, she served as the Managing Director for Talent Development […]

3 Tips for Setting 2021 Career Intentions

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Reading time: 3 minutes 3 Tips for Setting 2021 Career Intentions With the new year underway, many of us naturally gravitate toward a focus on the future—including the future of one’s career. Attorneys and law firm professionals emerging from the uncertainty of 2020 may feel a combination of hope and apprehension as the legal industry landscape and workplace norms […]

Why Firm Leaders Must Maintain Focus on Retention—and 6 Ways to Do It

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Reading time: 6 minutes Retention: A business case for now Law firms go to tremendous lengths to attract, develop, and retain their talent—ultimately, their working capital is only as good as the talent they retain. Firms have been right to make efforts to find ways to retain their talent, even amidst market uncertainties; as business has picked up—and indeed […]

Positive Trends in Attorney Career Transitions!

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Reading time: 3 minutes Positive Trends in Attorney Career Transitions! If you’ve been looking for a new position in the last few months, you know first-hand how challenging the legal job market looks right now. But even in this environment, we’re seeing cause for optimism. Our clients are achieving success with their career transitions, some practice areas are growing, […]