1-Hour Program

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Overview

Attorneys need high-performing teams that can work well under pressure. But in many organizations, attorneys are often left on their own to figure out how to build their teams, resulting in inconsistent and haphazard management that makes even the best performers feel like cogs in a machine. Many senior leaders view this as inevitable, writing off high attrition as a cost of doing business. 

The best lawyers see the world differently. In this One-Hour Briefing, Ben Sachs, a law professor, consultant, and author of a new book on managing legal teams, will explain how attorneys can catapult their careers by distinguishing themselves not merely through their legal work but their ability to lead. Leveraging his experience across law and business, Ben Sachs will unpack the science of great teams, point out best practices across industries, and provide a practical roadmap tailored to attorneys. No matter your tenure—from junior associates “managing up” to senior partners managing entire practice groups—these tools will help you unlock a more collaborative, more productive, higher-retention team.

You will learn:

  • How psychological safety and trust unlock high performance (10 minutes)
  • How to encourage attorneys to "think like CEOs" and demonstrate ownership beyond the scope of any single assignment (15 minutes)
  • How to balance the desire to provide attorneys with autonomy without risking the quality of client work product (10 minutes)
  • How to create a culture of constant improvement through continuous feedback (10 minutes)
  • How to execute these ideas at scale (across a firm, practice group, or department) by shifting from generic management training to “team-centric” legal training (15 minutes)

 

Who Should Attend:  Attorneys who want to improve their teams, no matter their tenure

Program Level:  Update

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

 

Faculty:

 

Ben Sachs

Author of All Rise: Practical Tools for Building High-Performance Legal Teams

Professor, University of Virginia School of Law

President, The Landing Group

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