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Co-Chair
Hanim Hamzah

Co-Chair
Rolandas Valiunas

Law Firm Management Committee

The mission of the Law Firm Management Committee is to be a leading global forum for the exchange of best practices in law practice leadership and management through sharing and discussing concepts, experience, knowledge and trends on law firm and law practice management issues and topics.

About the Committee

The Committee’s diverse membership is drawn from the profession around the world and from firms of all sizes and areas of practice. 

The Committee pursues its mission through a number of activities including the annual IBA conference at which the Committee regularly offers a wide range of sessions addressing current top-of-mind issues; regional conferences, generally in coordination with the IBA's regional fora, which address current law firm management issues of regional interest; webinar programs; e-bulletins; and our publications and other material accessible to members on our website.

Once you join the Committee, you may actively contribute to its work by:

  • Joining one of the Committee’s four subcommittees: Strategy and Finance, Business Development and Marketing, Talent and Leadership or Knowledge Management and IT;
  • Contributing to Law Firm Management publications including the e-bulletins; and
  • More generally, sharing your own know-how while learning from others and participating actively at IBA conferences and the committee events and initiatives including its webinars.

ESG Toolkit for Law Firms

The Law Firm Management Committee has prepared an ESG Toolkit to help members understand the scope and importance of ESG from a law firm management perspective, have an easy tool to self-analyse their firm’s current ESG compatibility and have ready guidance on what steps and actions need to be taken for efficiently integrating ESG and further improving their firm’s overall ESG compatibility.

Business Development and Marketing Subcommittee 'how to' guides

Written by members, these practical guides share a wealth and breadth of experience on legal business development and marketing topics, with new guides being published each month.

IBA Global Showcase: top tips, October 2021
This article contains some top tips so readers can make the most of the IBA Global Showcase.

Returning to in-person business development? August 2021
This article examines the prospect of returning to in-person business development, as some jurisdictions start going back into the office and others rethink office plans in the face of further waves of Covid-19.

How to bid successfully, July 2021
Bids, tenders and pitching for work is part of life for every law firm. However, firms that don’t have a clear bids strategy and process, aligned to the firm’s growth plans can spend a lot of time and money with little return. This guide shares some top tips to help improve your bid and pitch win rate.

How to make the transition from face-to-face to virtual meetings, June 2021
Particularly in the legal profession, having face-to-face meetings are essential to build up and maintain a relationship with clients, members of staff and other persons important to your practice. For most of us this has changed drastically overnight when working from home became the norm.

Hosting client events virtually, May 2021
Social distancing and travel restrictions means attending face-to-face conferences and networking events are on pause for the near future. More and more events and conferences are becoming virtual, which means a change in tactics when it comes to hosting, attending and networking.

Forthcoming conferences and webinars View All Conferences

IBA Global Showcase: top tips, Business Development and Marketing Subcommittee guide, October 2021

This article contains some top tips so readers can make the most of the IBA Global Showcase.

Released on Oct 28, 2021

Returning to in-person business development? Business Development and Marketing Subcommittee guide, August 2021

This article examines the prospect of returning to in-person business development, as some jurisdictions start going back into the office and others rethink office plans in the face of further waves of Covid-19.

Released on Sep 15, 2021

LFMC communications, websites and webinars: Law Firm Management Committee survey, June 2021

The Law Firm Management Committee monthly survey series: June 2021

Released on Aug 09, 2021

How to bid successfully: Business Development and Marketing Subcommittee guide, July 2021

Bids, tenders and pitching for work is part of life for every law firm. However, firms that don’t have a clear bids strategy and process, aligned to the firm’s growth plans can spend a lot of time and money with little return. This guide shares some top tips to help improve your bid and pitch win rate.

Released on Jul 23, 2021

How to make the transition from face-to-face to virtual meetings: Business Development and Marketing Subcommittee guide, June 2021

Particularly in the legal profession, having face-to-face meetings are essential to build up and maintain a relationship with clients, members of staff and other persons important to your practice. For most of us this has changed drastically overnight when working from home became the norm.

Released on Jun 10, 2021

Subcommittees and other groups

The Law Firm Management Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.

  • Law Firm Management Committee Advisory Board
  • Law Firm Management Committee Business Development and Marketing Subcommittee
  • Law Firm Management Committee Conferences Subcommittee
  • Law Firm Management Committee Knowledge Management and IT Subcommittee
  • Law Firm Management Committee Projects Subcommittee
  • Law Firm Management Committee Strategy and Finance Subcommittee
  • Law Firm Management Committee Talent and Leadership Subcommittee

Covid-19

Covid-19 crisis management and law firms

As the world of work changed in response to Covid-19, law firms have adapted to the situation.

Highly experienced law firm leaders from around the globe discuss the challenges and steps taken – from the technological to the logistical, from managing staff wellbeing and communications to responding to client demands.


Covid-19 guidelines and information for law firms

The Law Firm Management Committee has provided members with guidelines and information for law firms in relation to Covid-19, to stimulate thought and action.