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.
UPCOMING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
In addition to facilitating one of the groups of Managing Partners participating in the Managing Partner Information Exchange sessions, Stephen is a panel member speaking on
"Leadership in Action – Building Tomorrow's Law Firm - Executing Successful Growth Strategies."
The panel discussion will feature audience polling technology and tackle how firms have successfully attracted and retained talent to their firms.
"Managing Uncertainty in Today's Legal Environment: Preparing for and Embracing Change."
For more information, contact Stephen Mabey.
NEWEST ASI MEMBER!
We are pleased to announce Carol Mabey has joined Applied Strategies as a Principal. She is a Certified Human Resources Professional and Employee Benefits Specialist with over 40 years of experience in union and non-unionized environments. Carol is a cost conscience, balanced problem solver who understands the importance of delivering win-win solutions. While she will be available to advise all Applied Strategies' clients, Carol's focus will be advising and counseling law firms that have not created an HR department.
Go to About Us page for member bios.
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NEW The Top Myths Arising from the Pandemic
Stephen Mabey March 2022
Continuous Cycle of Leadership Evolution
Stephen Mabey and Michael Mabey, November 2021
Dealing with the escalating level of mental health challenges due to COVID
Stephen Mabey, September 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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