Delegation and Risk

Delegation and Risk

Learn about the connection between effective delegation and law-firm risk management, and how poor delegation can endanger your business and your reputation.


In this chapter, we’ve been talking about the critical role of effective delegation and supervision in the business and life of every firm and lawyer, namely:

  • how they’re essential to deliver client work cost-effectively and profitably,
  • how they’re at the heart of developing junior lawyers and support staff, and
  • how they become ever more important as you rise in seniority.

On the other hand, as we’ll soon see, delegating and supervising poorly, or not at all, poses enormous risks for a...