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Houston Chapter Virtual Education Session: Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic - Ethical Considerations of Law Firm Leadership


May 19, 2020
2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
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Please join us for a Virtual Session on 

Responding to the Coronavirus Pandemic: Ethical Considerations of Law Firm Leadership

presented by John Remsen, Jr. with TheRemsenGroup and Managing Partner Forum


The Ethical Considerations of Law Firm Leadership
It’s More Important than Ever in Times of Crisis

Ethical principles and behaviors on the part of law firm leadership have become increasingly integral to firms’ long-term success. These attributes are even more important in times of change, uncertainty and crisis. This session examines the complex and evolving set of issues related to this topic and offers concrete guidance to make sure your firm has its bases covered.


Among the topics we’ll discuss:

People Issues

  • Being honest, keeping promises, leading by example, earning trust
  • Ensuring a safe and secure work environment
  • Sensitively and effectively handling behavioral and substance abuse issues
  • Maintaining appropriate client and internal firm confidentiality
  • Executing succession plans among senior lawyers

Client Issues

  • Formulating appropriate and transparent billing practices
  • Deftly triaging leadership conflicts of interest
  • Maintaining consistently high-quality work product
  • Maintaining consistently high-quality service

Firm Issues

  • Building a cohesive, effective firm-first culture
  • Keeping up with appropriate current technologies, including remote access and cyber-security (Competence, confidentiality and third parties)
  • Ensuring that associates and staff receive meaningful, thorough training, evaluation and feedback
  • Creating a fair, understandable compensation system

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a Better Understanding of the Ethical Considerations of Law Firm Leadership
  • Learn Why Ethical Leadership is Especially Critical in Times of Crisis
  • Explore the Tenets of Effective Leadership for Managing Partners and Firm Administrators
  • Hear John’s Specific Recommendations on this Important Topic

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This session has been accredited for 1.0 hours of CLE credit by the State Bar of Texas.
Members are encouraged to invite Attorneys from their office to attend.


Thank you to our 2020 Platinum Business Partners for helping to sponsor this meeting.






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