Every Firm Has It: Here’s What You Can Do About Underperforming Partners

4.67 (3 votes)

Recorded On: 02/24/2021


All firms have it, but no one wants to talk about it. Leadership hopes it will fix itself, but it won’t. Dealing with underperforming partners is one of those topics that make managing partners and firm leaders cringe. No one wants to have “the talk” with the underperformer. To be an effective administrator and to move your firm forward, you must address this situation —no matter how uncomfortable it makes you.



  • Discuss the cost to the firm beyond financial.
  • Recognize why underperformance happens.
  • Identify the reasons for the underperformance.
  • Learn the role you can play in turning around the situation.

Level: Intermediate

$29 for members and $79 for nonmembers


Recorded 02/24/2021
Recorded 02/24/2021
1.00 CLM, HRCI, SHRM credit unit credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CLM, HRCI, SHRM credit unit credit  |  Certificate available

Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams, EdD

Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams is an international legal talent development expert and lawyer coach with 30 years of experience helping lawyers and law firms improve their internal communications and productivity which leads to higher profitability. She is an accomplished book and article writer who has conducted more than 300 seminars in the legal industry at firms, conferences, and universities. Dr. Abrahams has experience in all aspects of professional development, business development techniques, communication skills, and management/leadership development training.

Educational Category: Communication & Organizational Management (CM)

60 Minutes 

CLM App Management Category: Organizational Development

CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes

HRCI: 551032