New Study

Becoming Partners in Law Firms:
The Interplay between Transparency and Strategic Considerations.


What kind of support do law firms provide to their lawyers as they seek to become partners? What criteria have law firms developed for partner selection and how do they evaluate these criteria when selection is pending? The study's aim is to analyze how firms of different sizes approach the partner selection process and to develop concrete proposals for the improvement of this process by comparing the results with well-established practices. The study was authored by Jo Beatrix Aschenbrenner, Vice Director of the Bucerius Center on the Legal Profession.

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