Action Step – Take Your Firm’s Measure

The Alliance’s Action Steps are designed to assist organizations with implementing practical strategies and policies related to diversity and flexibility.  Members can access full versions of all of the Alliance’s Action Steps in the Member Resource Center.


What gets measured gets done, so measuring the effectiveness your firm’s retention program makes sense. Benchmarking where your firm is now with respect to key indicators will let you know where your firm needs to concentrate its retention efforts and will tell you later if your firm is making progress in retaining its valued lawyers. Here are some key measures worth exploring:

  1. The number of men who are working flexibly
  2. The number of female and minority lawyers at your firm’s highest levels
  3. The demographics of the lawyers working on your firm’s biggest and best cases…

For full details of this Action Step, become a member of the Alliance and access our Member Resource Center.