Administration and Administrators

This section includes a periodic series of columns, Administration at Work, in which Altman Weil principal Jim Wilber provides tips on hiring and managing law firm administrators, including administration structure, reporting relationships, position descriptions, performance criteria and the search process.

Jim Wilber has placed hundreds of law firm executives and business managers over two decades.  He advises law firms on administrative structure, management and leadership and is a former practicing lawyer and law office manager. 

Contact Jim at jswilber@altmanweil.com


Date   Title Author(s)
September 9, 2011   Best Practices in Law Firm Administration and Administrators: If You're Not Ready to Take the Plunge... James S. Wilber
February 2, 2011   Best Practices in Law Firm Administration and Administrators: Reporting Relationships James S. Wilber
March 3, 2011   Best Practices in Law Firm Administration and Administrators: Reporting Relationships Go Both Ways James S. Wilber
April 21, 2011   Best Practices in Law Firm Administration and Administrators: Skill Sets of Superior Law Firm Principal Administrators James S. Wilber
April 6, 2017   Best Practices in Law Firm Administration and Administrators: Ten Things that Make a Great Law Firm Administrator James S. Wilber
June 9, 2011   Best Practices in Law Firm Administration and Administrators: The Importance of Prior Law Firm Experience James S. Wilber
October 9, 2015   Best Practices in Law Firm Administration and Administrators: Who Should Conduct the Search for Your Next Principal Administrator? James S. Wilber
June 5, 2014   HR in Practice: An Effective Evaluation Process David L. Williams
September 5, 2014   HR in Practice: Can You Deliver the Truth? David L. Williams
January 7, 2016   HR in Practice: HR Capability Gaps at Times of Change David L. Williams
February 5, 2015   HR in Practice: Is It Time for a Human Resources Checkup? David L. Williams
June 7, 2013   Is Outsourcing an Opportunity for Law Firms? Nina Cunningham
February 7, 2013   Leveraging the Assets of the Law Library Nina Cunningham
October 1, 2008   Making Sense of Staff Compensation James D. Cotterman
March 1, 2007   Managing for Superior Paralegal Profitability James S. Wilber
September 7, 2012   Taking on the Costs of Legal Research Nina Cunningham
February 19, 2015   The Search for Your Firm's Next Legal Administrator James S. Wilber
March 9, 2015   Where Do Administrators Stand in Your Law Firm? Eric A. Seeger
James S. Wilber
April 6, 2017   With Data Analytics, It's Not Always 'Follow the Money!' Rees W. Morrison

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