2 At The Top Gives Firm Leaders Room To Practice

Law360, New York (September 21, 2011, 11:13 PM EDT) -- As the legal industry becomes more competitive, some firms are moving to a dual leadership structure akin to that of their corporate clients to help share the load, but having two people at the helm can also allow firm leaders to continue to do what they love best — practice.

The traditional role of a managing partner — planning, designing policy, recruiting lawyers — can take up 60 to 70 percent of a lawyer's time, making it difficult to meet with clients. For managing partners who...
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