Harvard Law School Executive Education  

Leadership in Law Firms


Program Dates:
May 17-22, 2015
September 27-October 2, 2015


Program Fee:


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Program Objectives

By studying a cross-section of professional service firms, including law firms, participants learn the unique challenges of leading these organizations and develop perspectives and skills to be effective law firm leaders.

Participants will learn about and discuss:

  • The need for balancing their professional responsibilities as lawyers and leadership responsibilities in their firms

  • The importance of having a clear strategy for long term success

  • The power of alignment among firm strategy, organization, and professionals

  • Drivers of economic performance in different segments of legal services

  • Motivation of professionals

  • Recruiting the right professionals and developing them effectively

  • Incentive systems in law firms, including compensation and promotion

  • Governance of professional service firms

  • Leading change in law firms
Participants will develop a holistic understanding of the challenges facing, and the skills and perspectives required of, effective law firm leaders.

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