Mr. Smith’s Rules of Driving

When I took driver’s ed in the 1970’s, our teacher introduced us to Mr. Smith’s Rules of Driving. It was a quaint film done in the 1950’s and had the feel of Father Knows Best (i.e. it was clearly lacking the whiz bang production qualities that a younger generation would expect.) But to this day, … Read more

Billings and Originations are Leading Factors

Altman Weil has released the results of its 2006 survey of compensation systems. Billings and originations remain the top two most important factors in determining compensation, particularly at large firms. Also worth noting is that almost 85% of firms with 100 or more lawyers now have 2 tiers of partnership (up from about 65% in … Read more