Managing Partners Forum

The successful managing partner develops a clear sense of strategic direction, so that on most days most partners are marching in the same direction. How one does this is what the Forum is all about.

T. William Porter, Esq.
Porter & Hedges LLP – Houston, TX

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Books

  • Managing the Professional Services Firm
    by David H. Maister

    If you had to pick just one book to read to be more a more effective managing partner, this is it. Managing the Professional Services Firm ($26.00, Free Press), written by David Maister, covers a wide array of topics ranging from strategy to profitability, marketing to motivating employees. This should be in every managing partner's library. 

  • Compensation Plans for Law Firms
    by James D. Calloway

    Jim Calloway has written one of the ground-breaking books on the subject of compensation schemes within law firms. Compensation Plans for Law Firms ($94.95, ABA Publishing) is a great reference to help you and your firm develop a compensation plan that conveys fairness, simplicity, and flexibility and strike the perfect balance within your firm.