Staff education: Case study

Should a lawyer-employer lend or give money to an employee to improve her skills, to become a paralegal, when there is some concern that she may not remain with the firm more than 2 years more?

This is a question that is posed more often than we realize. How would you respond?

In my experience, the answer is determined by the contribution the employee makes to the firm. However, if there is concern about whether the employee will remain with the firm, my inclination would be to hesitate.

Continuing education,not only for lawyers, but also for staff is essential for improving skills and effective representation of clients. And we should do anything we can do to encourage staff improvement.



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