In response to many inquiries from part-time partners and from law firms about the best way to structure part-time partnerships in law firms, the Project for Attorney Retention is embarking on a new study designed to identify best practices that law firms can use to develop effective policies and practices for part-time partners. We are collecting information on all aspects of part-time partners' experiences, as well as compensation, business generation expectations, and firm services expectations. In addition to interviewing part-time partners, we will be interviewing managing partners and working with law firm consultants. Our study will result in a report that will not only provide an overview of the current state of part-time partnerships, but will also provide best practices for law firms.
The study will include a special focus on part-time partners in Denver, thanks to the participation and support of the Colorado Women's Bar Association Foundation
If you are a part-time partner in a law firm and would like to participate in the study, please send an email to LindaChanow at pardc dot org.
We anticipate providing preliminary results to PAR's sustaining members
in early spring 2009, and releasing a full report to the public at PAR's second annual conference in May 2009.