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Effective Legal Team Management – Enhancing Productivity & Revenue

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This course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to effectively form, manage and ultimately lead a team of legal professionals in order to enhance productivity within the team and ultimately revenue of your law firm.

Throughout the course, we’ll cover a range of topics related to

  1. Legal team formation: including recruitment and onboarding, learning what assets you require and the knowledge you should be looking for.
  2. Legal team management: including organizing your team, monitoring teamwork, masterfully delegating
  3. Legal team empowerment and motivation: including ethical considerations, conflict resolution, encouraging the team and transforming your team into a well-oiled machine.

We’ll explore how these topics apply specifically to managing a team in a law firm context, and provide you with real-world examples and case studies to help you apply the concepts in your own work.

By the end of this course, you’ll have gained valuable skills and knowledge that you can apply immediately to your role as a legal manager, helping you to enhance team performance, build a more positive and productive workplace, and ultimately achieve greater success in your law firm.

Team management is essential in a law firm because it can significantly impact the success of the firm. Effective team management can help to improve team productivity, build a positive team culture, and promote collaboration and communication between team members.

Here are some reasons why team management is important in a law firm:

  1. Better Client Service: A well-managed team can provide better service to clients, which is a key goal of any law firm. When team members are working together effectively, they can deliver legal services that are more efficient, effective, and tailored to the client’s needs.
  2. Increased Productivity: An effective team manager can help to identify and address inefficiencies and obstacles that may be hindering team productivity. By setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress, and addressing performance issues, a manager can help to improve team productivity and ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget.
  3. Improved Team Culture: A positive team culture is essential to creating a productive and enjoyable work environment. Effective team management can help to promote a positive team culture by fostering open communication, building trust, and encouraging collaboration and teamwork.
  4. Retaining Talent: Good team management can help to retain top talent by providing opportunities for professional development and growth, recognizing and rewarding good performance, and promoting a positive work-life balance.
  5. Mitigating Risks: Effective team management can help to mitigate risks associated with legal practice, such as managing conflicts of interest, maintaining client confidentiality, and avoiding ethical violations.

Overall, team management is important in a law firm because it can help to improve team performance, build a positive and productive work environment, and ultimately contribute to the success of the firm.

This course has been designed by successful lawyers and legal trainers who have hands on experience with managing a team of lawyers

No prior knowledge is required.

The course aims to provide participants with the skills to:

  1. Build exceptional legal teams for your organization
  2. Have the tools to properly structure any legal team
  3. Know how to hire the right lawyers for the job
  4. Implement an onboarding process
  5. Use effective day-to-day management tools
  6. Become an effective competent manager
  7. Integrate, empower and engage your team
  8. Unleash full power of a well structured team.

This course is appropriate for legal practitioners who hold managerial positions in firms or are willing to structure, organize and deepen their management knowledge with sector-specific training. The desired audience includes Partners and Managing or Senior Associates who manage work of junior colleagues. Junior associates are also able to participate in this course, if they have an interest in being able to manage a team in your law firm.


Unit 1: The Benefits of effective team management
By the end of this unit, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand why effective team management is vital in a law firm context
  2. Appreciate the link between effective team management and increased productivity, which ultimately leads to increased revenue in a firm.
  3. Identify and describe what the key components of effective team management.

Unit 2: Legal Team Formation
By the end of this unit, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the roles and responsibilities of a legal team,
  2. Be able to identify the various roles and responsibilities within a legal team, such as lawyers, paralegals, legal assistants and support staff.
  3. Be able to develop effective job postings
  4. Identify and source top talent
  5. Conduct effective interviews
  6. Evaluate and select candidates
  7. Negotiate and extend offers
  8. Apply the vital skill of onboarding new hires
  9. Maintain and develop the talent pipeline

Unit 3: Legal Team Management
By the end of this unit, participants will be able to:

  1. Organize and set goals for the legal team
  2. Set goals that align with the firms overall strategy
  3. Gain an understanding on how to create a team charter and prioritize tasks to achieve those goals
  4. Monitor team performance by setting KPI’s
  5. Measure the progress of the team
  6. Provide feedback to the team
  7. Gain an understanding of how to use technology and other tools to track progress and optimize team performance
  8. Delegate tasks effectively
  9. Understand how to match tasks to team members skills and experience
  10. Set clear expectations and provide support and resources
  11. They will gain an understanding of how to identify and manage delegation risks, such as miscommunication, inadequate training and poor performance
  12. Foster a culture of continuous improvement, by encouraging members to share feedback
  13. Understand the importance of providing opportunities for professional development.

Unit 4: Legal Team empowerment and motivation
By the end of this unit, participants will be able to:

  1. Building a team based on trust
  2. Understand the importance of empowerment and motivation in the legal setting.
  3. Identify the key factors that contribute to employee empowerment and motivation, including autonomy, mastery, purpose and recognition.
  4. Develop strategies to create a supportive work environment that promotes empowerment and motivation, such as open communication, feedback and coaching.


  • Sample Job Posting Template
  • Team Action plan Template
  • Template Team Charter