Chances are pretty decent that if you have more than one or two employees in your law firm, you’ve probably tried to capture how those people are properly structured or organized. Who reports to whom? Who decides what? Who is accountable for what?
In our view, your law firm organizational chart should give everyone on your team clarity about the firm’s major functions and who on the team is responsible for each one. Done right, your law firm organizational structure also identifies the responsibilities for which each function’s owner is properly held accountable.
Here at Lawyerist, our organizational chart is an “accountability chart.” Regardless of how you structure your firm, spend time articulating functions, owners, responsibilities, and accountability. You’ll be glad you did.