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How to assess partner competency through peer reviews

By Thomas Berman, Principal, Berman & Associates

24 September 2012

By Thomas Berman, Principal, Berman & Associates

In the first part of this article on peer reviewing a firm’s partners, we explored the need for transparency in a law firm practice. It was noted that, very often in the process of a firm evaluation, it becomes clear that the primary difficulties had to do with one or two principals who created many of the firm’s claims problems and who would essentially practise as they wished.

It was also noted that the only way to rectify the situation is to install a programme of partner/shareholder evaluation in a completely neutral (as much as possible) context so...

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