BSL: Law Firm Compensation Models
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How Do You Compensate an Associate? Your Paralegal? Your Office Manager?
Salaries? Base plus bonuses? Pure commission? Determining how to
compensate employees is always something of a guess. Knowing the going
market rate is not easy to ascertain, and there are numerous ways to
This one-hour webinar will survey and examine some of the plans and
systems which law firms design to attract and retain good employees.
Attorney David Krekeler, who has been a solo practitioner and has grown
his firm to over 30 people, and Michael Moore, a law firm business
coach, will discuss the methods they have employed and those used by
others. The seminar will:
- Examine the pros and cons of adding staff through analysis of a case study
- Compare your own compensation methods and get ideas for improvement
- Discuss ways to imporve your practice
About the Presenters
J. David Krekeler, with Krekeler Strother, S.C.,
Madison, devotes his practice to debtor-creditor, bankruptcy,
collections, and foreclosure and consumer matters. His practice
includes representation of debtors, creditors, trustees and committees
in cases under Chapters 7, 11, 12, and 13. Mr. Krekeler is
Board-Certified in Business Bankruptcy Law by the American Board of
Certification, and is past chairman of the Western District Bankruptcy
Bar. He serves on the Consumer Protection Advisory Council for the
Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, and is
vice-chair of the Board of the BICR section of the State Bar.
Michael Moore, J.D. is the founder of Moore’s
Law, LLC and helps both lawyers and law firms create professional
success. He specializes in individual coaching, client development, and
leadership for lawyers. Michael also advises law firms on strategic
planning, growth initiatives and resource optimization. Michael has
taught CLE programs on Alternative Billing strategies, Client Intake
procedures and Time Management techniques. His published articles have
addressed generational conflicts, compensation and succession planning.
Michael’s book, “The Lawyer’s Toolkit for Creating Both Personal and
Professional Success,” is available from Thomson Reuters and details
the non-legal skills necessary for today’s professional lawyer to
create sustained success.