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Tips to prepare for new partners in a firm, a primer on how to avoid malpractice lawsuits, Crowell & Moring evaluates its track record, a firm creates a child care center, and the meaning of fun at work.
• Matches Made in Heaven As it gets more expensive to bring partners into a firm, it’s important to prepare for new attorneys, welcome them into the practice, and check in with them from time to time. • Deflect Malpractice Suits Before you get hit with a malpractice lawsuit, take some time to understand how to avoid risks. Then, line up the right professional liability insurance. • What Is �Quality of Life’? In some ways, winning a quality-of-life award is a mixed blessing. Does that mean you’re not working hard enough? Crowell & Moring evaluates its track record. • Caring for the Little Ones Covington & Burling needed a good child care center for its employees’ kids. This turned out to be a surprisingly difficult process. Today, though, the little ones have their space. • Beyond Fun and Games Late-night parties and a permanently open game room can do just so much to improve a firm. It’s also important, says this partner, to create the sense that everyone is valued.

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