Stop the Great Resignation: Strategies for Reducing Law Firm Turnover
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Halt the great resignation, learn what lawyers value now.

In the 2021 Law Firm Business Report by Thomson Reuters and Georgetown Law, firm executives identified their three highest profitability risks as:

  • Lawyer recruitment and retention
  • Poaching of staff by competitors
  • Increasing associates’ salaries 

Law firms are experiencing an unprecedented amount of turnover with many lawyers voluntarily leaving an organization. Join us for a discussion on how firms are responding to the “Great Resignation” in the legal sector. What impacts are firms experiencing on profitability and what are they doing to retain and attract top talent? 

  • Current state of the “Great Resignation”
  • Impact on profitability
  • What lawyers value today
  • Tactics to retain and attract talent in 2022

Thomas J. Lyman, III
Smith Amundsen
Thomas J. Lyman, III is a partner at Smith Amundsen working out of the Chicago office. He has 35 years of experience as a trial defense lawyer handling personal injury and property damage litigation. Tom handles commercial, product, construction, professional and premises litigation along with health care litigation. Tom also handles cases involving discrimination, false arrest, and malicious prosecution. Tom manages the case from start to the conclusion, either by trial or a successful settlement. Tom is Co-Chair of the SmithAmundsen’s Trial Evaluation Committee and instructor in the firm’s Trial Academy with weekly seminars for new attorneys. In addition to his legal practice, Tom is involved with Gilda’s Club of Chicago, a national cancer support organization. He speaks to medical students at local hospitals on the signs and symptoms of ovarian cancer.
Colleen Scimeca
Sr. Product Strategist, Legal Technology
Thomson Reuters
Colleen Scimeca is a legal industry thought leader and strategic legal operations expert specializing in the business of practicing law. Colleen has worked in the legal industry for over two decades, including working at various Big4 firms as a consultant to over 60 corporate law departments and law firms on transformative programs aimed at driving improvements through legal dept./law firm operations strategy and technology, streamlining processes and cost optimization. She currently works as a Senior Product Strategist, Legal at Thomson Reuters.

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