We provide an extensive first-day orientation followed by meetings with administrative directors and firm management to ensure a speedy and efficient integration. Department chairs and firm attorneys are available for questions on issues of any size. Both big and small.
Meeting new colleagues is an important part of settling in. We invite and encourage lateral attorneys to participate in weekly attorney lunches and monthly practice group meetings to find out more about the firm and its practice areas. These meetings are also a great opportunity to educate your new colleagues on your practice. On an informal basis, Much schedules meetings with attorneys from other practice groups that allow newcomers to get to know their colleagues on both a personal and a professional level, which facilitates greater cross-selling.
Attorney Liaison: A senior principal of the firm partners with each new attorney as a liaison. This relationship is invaluable to a speedy and efficient integration as the liaison gives each new attorney a "go-to" person for questions and issues of any size. Both big and small.
Client Records: The proper management of new clients and their records is a vital component of the new attorney integration process. The Much Records Center and Dockets Department work with each new attorney to open clients and matters as quickly as possible and to ensure that critical deadlines are properly recorded and conflicts are cleared. Newly assigned client and matter numbers are made available in our document management and billing systems; and a profile of each client is created in the firm's database.
Get-Acquainted Activities: Meeting new colleagues is an important part of settling in. Much schedules meetings with attorneys from other practice groups that allow newcomers to get to know their colleagues on both a personal and a professional level.
Public Outreach: We often use mass mailings, broadcast e-mails, press announcements, print advertising and other materials to inform clients and friends of the firm about a recent move. New attorneys are also encouraged to invite individuals or groups of clients to the firm for introductory meetings. These activities all serve as an introduction to Much.