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  • The Future of Legal Education: A Skills Continuum
    In this multi-authored NITA White Paper, Terri Mottershead discusses the Transition from Lockstep Evaluation and Compensation to Merit-Based Systems. (October 2009)
  • Abandon the Silos
    Terri Mottershead discusses, in this Legal Pro publication of The Recorder, the need for law firms to adopt an integrated and strategic approach to talent management to retain lawyers and meet business performance goals. (September 19, 2007)

The book at the top of our reading list is The Art and Science of Strategic Law Firm Management in Law Firms. We are biased – Terri Mottershead is the General Editor and a contributing author! The book provides a comprehensive compendium of best practices forged in the experience of 14 different authors, all of whom have worked in the legal industry for a long time. There have been other wonderful books written about law firm talent management, but we believe this is the first one that makes the case and provides the blueprint for connecting the dots between how law firms manage their talent and the achievement of business performance goals. This book is a must for Managing Partners, Practice Group leaders, CEOs and COOs, professional development and talent management, human resource, pro bono, diversity and inclusion, and recruiting professionals in large, medium and small law firms. For more information about the book, click here.

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“Terri has proven over more than a decade that she can deliver the goods when it comes to maximising the performance and potential of intelligent, well-paid professionals who want or need to be taken to the next stage of their development. Through difficult and challenging times and assignments, she remains energetic, enthusiastic and supportive, firmly focussed on the desired outcomes.” — Kathleen Singleton, Partner, Eliquent Business Consulting (Brisbane, Australia)