Thursday, October 26, 2006

Quick Advice on Firing Associates

Over at LawBiz blog, law firm consultant (and attorney) Ed Poll has some quick tips on firing an associate in such a way, apparently, as to avoid his or her going postal.  It is clear that he ultimately advises having a real severance policy, and marvels at law firms and law offices that do not, but short of that his advice seems useful for employers in this prickly situation.  [Alan Childress]

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For many years in a firm with which I am acquainted, the sure sign that an associate had been fired was a one-paragraph memo that went around the office announcing that Lawyer X had left the firm, and "this was entirely of his own volition." Once the firm got big enough that you didn't notice the missing bodies, this was no longer necessary.

Posted by: Jeff Lipshaw | Oct 26, 2006 2:55:53 PM

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