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PRO TIPS - It is, unfortunately, all too common for law firm partners to side-eye nonlawyer executives who are brought in to help steer an organization’s strategy. But letting lawyers lawyer and leaving the rest to business experts can be incredibly effective. Still, without mutual respect and some level of trust between attorneys and other high-level professionals, a firm’s efforts to expand its C-suite can go sour in a hurry. In this week’s Law.com Trendspotter column, we examine why partnership buy-in can be so hard to come by in those situations, as well as how to go about trying to achieve it. Before we dive in, I’m interested to hear what you think: Should law firms be hiring more nonlawyer professionals to drive their business operations? Why or why not? And, if they do, what’s the best way to get buy-in from the partnership? Let me know at [email protected] and I’ll round up your feedback for a follow-up “Talking Trendspotter” column.

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