Investing in attorney development is critical to the success of any law firm, regardless of its size. With the recession drastically shrinking recruiting efforts and attorney numbers, firms must focus on retention and training for a broader skill set. Over the last few years, the number of firms with personnel dedicated specifically to attorney development has been on the rise. Now, large law firms have departments focused specifically on development efforts, and smaller firms are appointing partners and committees to handle such matters.
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