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How to Recruit & Retain Top Legal Talent: 8 Essentials for Success in 2023 (Virtual Course)

Total Credits: 1.5 CLE

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Law Practice Management & Technology
Doug Brown |  John F Phelps IV
2 Hours
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Mar 03, 2023



Are you struggling to recruit and retain top legal talent for your small or mid-sized law firm? Even with competitive salaries, it can seem like an uphill battle to find the right employees and keep them motivated. But don't give up hope just yet; There are strategies that can give your business a competitive edge over larger law firms when it comes to hiring and keeping top talent. What if you had the tools you need to tap into this generation of top employees? Rather than relying solely on salary, you’d be able to provide “soft factors” like flexibility, diversity, a positive firm culture, growth opportunities, and mentorship - significant advantages for small and midsize firms over their larger counterparts.

In this program participants will discover:    • What the best attorneys really want from their firm
    • 5 steps to recruiting the talent they need
    • 3 practices to keep excellent people from leaving
    • How to avoid the biggest mistakes that cause new hires to fail 

Doug Brown, Summit Success International 
John Phelps, Pathfinder Executive Consulting LLC




Doug Brown Related seminars and products

Doug Brown, JD has spent over two decades helping law firm leaders apply proven business principles to generate more sustainable profits in less time and enjoy the freedom they deserve. Doug's experience as a lawyer and entrepreneur gives him the know-how to build resilient teams and successful businesses. After practicing law for a top mid-sized firm he moved in-house and then into national and global business roles. His hands-on functional expertise includes marketing, business development, sales, human resources, training & development, finance, and information technology. His unique mixture of legal, business and teaching experience enables him to bring fresh, cross-functional perspectives to help lawyers with the business of the law. He has held a variety of business roles including MBA Program Chair, and Professor for The Malcolm Baldrige School of Business, Executive Director of the Connecticut Bar Association, and Chief Operating Officer of a $30MM retail business. Now he is the Chief Learning Officer and Head Executive Coach for Summit Success International, a professional development firm.

John F Phelps IV Related seminars and products

John Phelps is the owner and founder of Pathfinder Executive Consulting, LLC, a small veteran-owned business focused on helping organizations achieve success. Before establishing his own consulting firm, John served as Chief Executive Officer and Director of the State Bar of Arizona for ten years. A non-profit organization, operating under the authority of the Arizona Supreme Court, the Bar serves the public and enhances the legal profession by promoting the competency, ethics and professionalism of its 24,000 members and by enhancing the administration of justice.

Before returning to Arizona to take his position with the State Bar, John served as Chief of Staff of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) in Washington, D.C.  Prior to his service in Washington, John served as Chief Operating Officer of the Grand Canyon Chapter of the American Red Cross in Phoenix, Arizona. John also previously served as Deputy Director of the Arizona Office of Homeland Security in the Office of the Governor of Arizona.

The son of a career Army officer, John served nearly 25 years in the U.S. Army. He retired from active duty as a Colonel in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 2003.  John graduated magna cum laude from St. John’s University in Minnesota with a bachelor's degree in Government. He holds a Juris Doctorate from the University of Arizona College of Law, and Master of Laws degrees from the Judge Advocate General’s School and the University of Virginia School of Law. John has been a member of the Arizona Bar since 1986. He is also a graduate of the Stanford Graduate Business School’s Leading Change and Organizational Renewal Executive Course.



Overall:      4.5

Total Reviews: 8


Richard S

"Most of this was common sense. "

Janneth C

"Great topics and very informative dialogue "

Nicholle H

"Didn't get to address all of the information on the slides, would have liked the presenters to stick more to the slides. "