"Leading the Practice Group to Sustainable Profitability"
Norman K. Clark
Founding Principal, Walker Clark LLC


Effective Practice Group Leadership

(Globe Law and Business, 2022)

from the publisher's description:

Walker Clark founding principal Norman Clark has published a practical guide to improving and sustaining profitability in law firm practice groups, as a new chapter in Effective Practice Group Leadership, from Globe Law and Business.

Law firm practice group leadership is not for the faint hearted. As firms compete increasingly at practice group level, leaders are being asked to run their groups like business units; to develop and implement a strategic plan that supports the goals and competitiveness of the firm; and to coordinate and lead their partners to enhance the efficiency, performance, and profitability of their groups. Many firm leaders complain that some of their group heads are not producing the results they want to see. But how many practice group leaders receive the tools and support they need to succeed in this critical role? How many are selected for demonstrable leadership skills? And how often are they held accountable for how well – or otherwise – they perform in the role?

With contributions from a wide range of experts, this second edition of Effective Practice Group Leadership explores these key questions and more, building on the first edition with new insights and thought leadership. The book examines the position of the practice group leader (PGL) in law firms today, the challenges of the role, and the changes to it, innovations and how modern practice groups are changing, and demonstrates the enormous contribution PGLs can make to the profitability and performance of their law firms, when armed with the tools and the authority.

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