Harvard Law School Executive Education  

Leadership in Law Firms


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


Program Fee:




The Learning Model

Case studies, lectures, classroom discussions, and small group discussions focused on professional service firms afford participants the opportunity to deliberate on the determinants of sustained firm success.

Case studies on law firms and other professional service firms give participants exposure to real-world issues and help them work through possible approaches and solutions to the problems that professional service firm leaders confront. Participants practice making decisions about challenging real-life management problems in professional service settings.


The program offers participants perspective, concepts, management tools, and skills to help them be more effective as law firm leaders. It is designed to sharpen the leadership skills of professionals who have executive responsibilities in law firms by exploring with them the topics of strategy in law firms, organizational alignment, practice economics and segmentation, motivation of professionals, compensation, managing the producer-manager dilemma, nurturing an inclusive work environment, leading change in a law firm, and effective leadership.

CLE and CPD Credit

Harvard Law School Executive Education is accredited by the NY State CLE Board.  Several states will accept New York certificates of attendance for CLE credit.  Please check with the individual that handles these matters in your firm and/or your state bar as to whether a New York certificate will satisfy your obligations.  You may earn up between 35-38 CLE’s for participating in Leadership in Law Firms or Emerging Leaders in Law Firms.

Additionally, Harvard Law School Executive Education is an External CPD Provider authorized by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (for UK participants).  Our CPD provider reference is: DQE/HLSE.

“The "tried and true" case study method once again proved to be an excellent teaching approach to understanding and navigating complex management and leadership issues. The faculty did an exceptional job at applying case study scenarios to contemporary issues we all are facing in today's law firms.

The case study scenarios hit so close to home, I suspected the faculty had been conducting a covert surveillance program at our firm for the past 2 years.”

Robert Couture
Executive Director
McGuireWoods LLP










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