Leadership Training For Lawyers

Training is now available based on our book for lawyers and judges to become better leaders. Stanford Law School Professor Deborah Rhode says,

"As the head of Georgetown's CLE program [Larry Center] noted in Herb Rubenstein's "Leadership for Lawyers," practitioners have long resisted training in leadership, which they dismiss as a "soft skill." Yet research makes clear that such skills are often the hardest to acquire and the most essential to effective management. That is particularly the case for leaders of lawyers, a group that values autonomy and is well schooled in challenging authority…A recent study by Laurie Bassi and Daniel McMurrer of the survey firm McBassi & Co. found that the most powerful predictor of large-firm profitability is "the quality of partners' leadership skills…Our profession prides itself on teaching new entrants to "think like lawyers." We also need them to "think like leaders."  1

Does leadership training work? The overwhelming evidence is that it is very effective. Leadership training is a 4 billion dollar industry and our law profession lags behind almost every other profession in being trained in leadership. Mcbassi, a leading consulting firm found that the most powerful predictor of law firm profitability is "the quality of partners' leadership skills." - WhitePaper - Leadership And Law Firm Success

For more information about leadership training for lawyers and judges, please view our entire website or contact Herb at Herb@sbizgroup.com.


1http://www.law.com, June 25, 2010 - Link to Article


  • Oklahoma State Bar Association has hired Herb Rubenstein for a two day workshop on leadership for Leadership Academics on October 21st and 22nd.
  • Herb Rubenstein is creating a one hour Leadership for Lawyers course May 20 on Lawline.com

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What Others Are Saying About The Book

"Leadership for Lawyers has drawn the most sign-ups we have ever had since we began live web-casting."
-- Kyle Robinson, Program Attorney

"A must-read for anyone interested in understanding not only the reasons for developing members of law firms and legal organizations into effective leaders, but the principles and best practices for doing so."
-- Thomas C. Grella - Managing Partner
McGuire, Wood & Bissette, PA, Asheville, NC

"Leadership for Lawyers contains important information for the lawyer who wants to work on the practice as well as in the practice. Herb Rubenstein points out that the industrialization of law firms with the principal goal of net profits requires new skills for the lawyer who wants to be a leader within the law practice. Simultaneously, every lawyer has a life outside the office where leadership skills are important.

This comprehensive book can help the reader identify and select what is the appropriate leadership style and role for the reader from a large variety of leadership styles and roles described in the book. While this book will not tell you how to become a leader, it will help you define what you need to be a leader both in and out of your office."
-- Jay G Foonberg,
Noted Lecturer and author of How to Start and Build a Law Practice

"Leadership for Lawyers is an important and provocative book on a vital dimension of a life in the law."
-- Ben Heineman, Jr., VP of GE, Senior Counsel
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr

"Leadership for Lawyers challenges the collective conscience of our profession in order to inspire and lead each of us to become better at who we are and what we do as lawyers."
-- Frank Sasinowski, Director
Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

I feel that this is a great book to read to learn how to become a good leader not only in the law field but in life. He reviews ethical situation, gives detailed information what a good leader is and how to become one.
--Tasha R. Turner "learning to be a lawyer" (Pittsburgh, PA USA)