Law Week Colorado and the Legal Marketing Association Rocky Mountain Chapter on Sept. 12 gathered law firm administrators at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law to discuss their strategies to continue their firms’ success by providing continuity in services to clients through leadership changes. The group spoke to an audience of lawyers, members of the Legal Marketing Association and students at the DU Sturm College of Law law firm administration program.
Panelists included Michael Keating, partner at Keating Wagner Polidori Free; and Connie Proulx, executive director of Wheeler Trigg O’Donnell; and Tiffanie Stasiak, Denver office managing partner of Kutak Rock.
The panel was moderated by Tony Flesor, managing editor of Law Week Colorado, and reported by Hunter + Geist.
LAW WEEK: We have several questions on the topic of succession planning as baby boomers exit the law firm world in the legal profession, and law firms are sometimes looking for what comes next. To start off — it seems that there are two major aspects of succession planning with external client continuity and internal leadership transitions; my questions on that subject are, one, am I accurate in that, are these two different? And do they require different approaches?