Law Firm Conflicts and how to resolve them

Not all conflict is bad. In fact, a good amount of well-choreographed confrontation is necessary for healthy firms. Here are common law firm conflicts you should not ignore.

We all know pressure runs high in law firms, and the stress from heavy workloads, business development and billing spreads thin the bandwidth and patience of lawyers and staff alike. Managing deadlines and client demands can exhaust even the most enthusiastic professionals and leave little energy to manage internal challenges or conflicts. This may explain why the “sweep-it-under-the-rug” attitude is so common in law firms. But while avoiding confrontation may seem to keep issues at bay, in reality, avoidance creates fertile ground for festering feelings.

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