Evaluating a Lawyer (Single Copy)

Evaluating a Lawyer is a game about who to keep and who to let go in an organization. The particular facts of this game addresss how the first year associates of a large private law firm will be evaluated at the end of their first year. The partners invite the associates to make them a proposal to which they must all agree about the standards of evaluation. How much weight should be given to the number of billable hours, improvement, innate star potential, new client recruitment, public service, results, and racial and gender diversification of the firm? The players are eight associates who value each of these factors more. This game is applicable to the challenge faced by managers in any organization that must decide who stays and who goes and why.