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How to Manage the Unexpected Resignation of a Key Legal Employee

Kimberly Lerman 06 / 28 / 21

What law firms need to know to save time and money using eDiscovery managed services.

Your guide to replacing legal talent - without sacrificing your sanity


In every legal team, resignations are inevitable - regardless of how valued your employees may feel.

When you're faced with the unexpected departure of a key member of your team, it's important to act quickly.

Understanding your short- and long-term legal needs, the scope of work covered by your departing legal team member, and working within your department budget are all important factors to consider when reviewing your succession plan and choosing your best path forward.

Download this white paper to get the essential guide for what to do to minimize risk and fill the gap quickly when you face the unexpected resignation of one of your valuable legal team members.

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1Key takeaways from the white paper

Essential steps to take as soon as you receive notice

Getting the most value out of your succession and hiring plan

Exactly what to do to be ready

How to fill the legal workload gaps right now

How to Manage the Unexpected Resignation of a Key Legal Employee covers everything you need to know about preparing for and managing through the departure of a key legal employee - no matter what aspect of crucial legal operations they handled for your organization.



Essential steps legal leaders must take when an employee resigns

Filling the gaps

Legal teams and budgets are stretched thin. This white paper gives you what you need to know to assess knowledge and workload gaps - and fill them smartly, without burdening your team or sacrificing your sanity.

3Urgent needs, immediate solutions

If you've been blindsided by an unexpected departure during a period of particularly high-volume work - your options may not be as limited as you think.

About the author

Kimberly Lerman
Kimberly Lerman

Kimberly Lerman is a Legility Talent Manager in Atlanta. She works primarily with attorneys, placing them in a variety of positions in corporate legal departments across numerous industries as well as at law firms. Prior to the start of her career in recruiting in 2015, Kimberly spent 15 years practicing law in Atlanta, and she was involved in hiring attorneys throughout that time. In her last legal role she served as Vice President & Associate General Counsel for a large company in Atlanta. In addition to seven years of in-house experience, Kimberly also worked as a litigation associate at local law firms, including several years at both King & Spalding and Eversheds Sutherland. Throughout her law firm tenure, Kimberly was involved with interviewing law students and lawyers at job fairs, on-campus interviews and onsite interviews. She also was a member of the Hiring Committee at Eversheds Sutherland from 2005 – 2007. Kimberly currently serves as Co-Chairman of the Duke Atlanta Women’s Forum, and is a Member of the Duke Law Atlanta Board.

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