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Hire Slow, Fire Fast

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Hire Slow, Fire Fast: A Lawyer’s Guide to Building a High Performance Team

By Mark Powers & Shawn McNalis

At Atticus, we believe that a well run law firm allows you to help a tremendous number of people, gives you great personal freedom and offers abundant financial rewards. But your firm can only deliver on its potential if you can build a highly productive team. Hire Slow, Fire Fast provides you with an easy-to-follow system to help you first build, and then manage and motivate that team. You’ll find a comprehensive set of tools that you can use to:

  • Maximize profitability by determining the right people to hire
  • Optimize your hiring process with proper interviewing techniques
  • Assess your applicants to determine their true skill level
  • Train and motivate your new hires for maximum productivity

This system includes over 30 valuable forms including applications, assessment tests, skill tests, certificates, surveys and checklists to help you build your legal team. All of these forms, applications and checklists will be available from the book’s website once the book is released.

Note: Many of our readers have asked why the book is not available for e-readers (Kindle, iPads, etc.). This book is a working resource with a great number of practical forms and this format does not lend itself to e-readers.



  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Trial Guides (2013)
  • ISBN-10: 0615845029
  • ISBN-13: 978-0615845029

1 review for Hire Slow, Fire Fast

  1. J.R. Phelps

    I so wish the publication had been available 40 odd years ago when I started in the field of law firm administration. I’ve experienced firsthand so many of the issues addressed within the text. It is obvious early on in reading the publication that the authors know the subject matter and have excellent ideas on how to handle the multitude of personnel issues that arise in any firm regardless of size.

    The most significant factor is the utility found in the publication. I particularly like the approach of addressing issues by: The Problem, Defining the Cause, The Fix. Every team regardless of size of firm will…at some point in time…need advice and assistance. Fortunately those wise enough to purchase, retain and read this book will quickly be able to find guidance…it’s easy to read, and easy to put into practice. All in all an excellent book.

    J.R. Phelps,
    Former director of LOMAS at the Florida Bar

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