The principal resource of any law firm is its complement of human talent. Managing those resources to provide quality and timely legal services, at a cost that is economical for the client and economically rewarding for the owners, is the primary function of practice management.
The nature of the fundamental attitudes that determine how a group of lawyers organize themselves is critical to the implementation of practice management within any law firm.
Many of the young people who enter law school choose the law as a career because they are independent and value personal achievement. Their college and law school training reinforces individual competitiveness and the ability to master each situation by themselves.