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In last week’s Law.com Trendspotter column, we wrote about how growing nonequity partnerships at many large firms over the past year could be an indication of poor management, as that tier is too often used as a convenient tool for avoiding many law firm leaders’ two biggest fears: diluted partner profits and uncomfortable conversations with underperforming lawyers.

But we also asked readers for their thoughts: are nonequity tiers useful or unnecessary?

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Zack Needles

Zack Needles is Global Managing Editor, Regional Brands at ALM. He is also the Managing Editor of The Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania Law Weekly, Delaware Business Court Insider and Delaware Law Weekly. Contact him at 215-557-2373 or [email protected] On Twitter: @ZackNeedlesTLI.

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