These are changing times for law firms. Our industry is in the midst of significant changes, and with those changes come new business challenges. Fresh approaches and practical solutions are needed. Applied Strategies offers both.
Our experts serve as trusted advisors, sounding boards, and confidantes. We work with small to medium-sized law firms, and occasionally individual lawyers, to develop practical, pragmatic solutions for their business challenges.
Read our three main criteria ASI follows in selecting assignments. Our customized solutions are focused in the areas of:
- Transition Planning
- Senior Administrative Recruitment
- Strategic Tactics / Planning
- Crisis Management
- Organizational Development
- Culture Inventory
- Financial Analysis
- Compensation Systems
- General Management Advice
- Private Coaching to Lawyers Involved in Law Firm Management.
Read more in our brochure.
Law firms of all sizes should calculate and track indicators of their performance and health. The most successful firms use these indicators to assist in making important business decisions, in motivating and aligning behavior, and in adjusting to the new realities. Indicators should meet the following three criteria to qualify as a KPI for your firm:
- It must reflect the firm's strategy and goals;
- It must be key to the firm's success; and
- It must be quantifiable.
Your firm's strategic focus will impact its selection of KPI. The author is not suggesting that all that counts in a law firm can be counted but rather what gets measured is what gets done. Therefore, if an indicator is not quantifiable, it is not likely that it will be incorporated into a firm's decision-making process which may in fact cause issues to go unaddressed. The list of KPIs identified in this booklet is not intended to be exhaustive but rather as a collection of common and not so common KPIs that firms are and will be using over time. The KPIs identified in this guide are broken down into the following four categories: Special Pandemic, Marketing, Productivity, Financial.
A word of caution – KPI is simply a tool – there are no substitutes for the use of common sense and good judgment when it comes to the management of a law firm.
NOTE: *PDF version is also available upon request.
VIDEO CONFERENCE - LIKELY CHALLENGES OF THE FIRST POST VIRUS PERIOD
- The Future is Now - PowerPoint
- MPN LLP's 18 page update as of April 16 (thanks to our panellist Phillip Spring of MNP) - and visit their COVID-19 Business Advice Centre
- Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS) Due to COVID-19 -
Are you eligible? Check your eligibility.
Preview your subsidy claim now, based on this downloadable excel calculator tool (& how-to video to use the spreadsheet).
- Other government emergency support to help your company avoid layoffs.
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NEW Dealing with the escalating level of mental health challenges due to COVID
Stephen Mabey, September 2021
An Alternative Exit Strategy
Stephen Mabey, February 2021
STEPHEN MABEY'S NEWEST BOOK NOW AVAILABLE!
Practical advice on a wide range of topics such as leadership, innovation, strategic planning, financial management, legal project management, among other topics, is difficult to find in one book. This book should be on everyone's bookshelf who has a managerial or leadership role in a law firm. This book will quickly become high-lighted & dog-eared.
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OBA - Managing Partner Roundtable
In conversation with Stephen Mabey, review key benchmarks and results from a survey conducted in March – April, 2021 of 213 law firms across the U.S. and Canada on the following aspects of law firm management :
Part 1: Focus - Current Law Firm -
June 22, 2021
- Assessing Your Role as Managing Partner
- How Well Has Your Firm Adjusted to The Impact of Covid-19
- Measuring and Contrasting Productivity during the Pandemic
- Focus of Associate Training
Part 2: Focus – Future Law Firm Management - June 29, 2021
- Working from Home
- Strategic Planning for the Future
- Digital is In - Marketing / Business Development
Americas Regional Conference
June 23, 2021
Participate in a panel discussion on the following topics:
- Return to the office
- Law office utilization
- Planning issues
MPF WEBINAR SERIES
MPF held a three hour virtual conference focused on reviewing the responses they received from 213 participants in their annual Law Firm Leadership Survey.
For more information, contact Stephen Mabey.