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Erik Broel founded Broel Law Group LLP in 2009, focusing exclusively on estate and trust administration and litigation. He...

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When a law firm has the proper team of lawyers, paralegals, and associates, it can mean happy and productive employees, improvement in clients’ lives, and ultimately increased success. We have all heard of these “A Teams” of staff that work well together and are invested in the success and growth of the firm. However, as the executive, owner, or head attorney, how do you hire and develop the right team? With so many applicants, how do you filter through to find and establish the best staff member for the firm?

In this episode of The Un-Billable Hour, host Christopher Anderson interviews Broel Law Group founder Erik Broel about what it means to build an “A Team,” how attorneys should hire and train their staff, and the underlying qualities of becoming a successful leader. Broel suggests that lawyers chart out and develop a position clearly before beginning recruitment. As resumes come in for the position, he says, it is best to create a series of tests for problem solving, attention to detail, temperament, etc. in order to filter through many applicants. Through the interview and selection process, Broel talks about the job, his law firm’s culture, and discusses how the position will improve the candidate’s life. In this way, the person hired is already invested in the improvement of the firm itself. Becoming this type of leader takes a lot of work, but it is worth the time and energy spent. Make changes one step at a time, Broel says.

Erik Broel founded Broel Law Group LLP in 2009, focusing exclusively on estate and trust administration and litigation. He sees it as his personal mission to demystify the process of handling an estate or trust, and to help people by making the complex estate process simple and accessible. He believes there is always a better way to do things, and loves finding new and innovative ways to deliver better, more effective service that solves the client’s key problem or issue, and improves the client’s life. Broel believes that developing the right team of lawyers, paralegals, and associates has helped him grow a successful firm.

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Published: February 18, 2015
Podcast: Un-Billable Hour
Category: Practice Management
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