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, EdD, is a legal talent development expert with 25 years of experience in success coaching for attorneys and developing high impact programs for law firms. Dr. Abrahams published three books with the American Bar Association and regularly publishes articles for Thomson Reuters and American Legal Media.   Known for engaging and educational programs, Sharon is a sought-after keynote speaker, program facilitator and law firm advisor. She gives back to the community by conducting complimentary programs for 501(c)(3) organizations.

Educational Category: Communication & Organizational Management (CM)

60 Minutes 

CLM App Management Category: Organizational Development

CLM Recertification Eligible: Yes

HRCI: 551032