Why law firms need legal administrators
Abstract: Lawyers don’t go to law school to become business administrators — management just comes with the job of being a partner. But given the increasingly competitive legal landscape, most attorneys need (and would probably prefer) to focus on clients rather than administration. A legal administrator is trained to manage the business end of a law firm, freeing up attorneys to do what they do best: Practice law. This article examines why many firms should consider hiring one, and the core competencies to look for.