In a blog post for Professional Development Consortium (PDC), Devin Lintzenich – the director of professional development & retention at Bass, Berry & Sims – examined the benefits of implementing core competencies and practice-specific expectations for association in legal professional development programs. Clearly articulating these benchmarks for associates can lead to clarity, direction, purpose, motivation, engagement, and a growth mindset, each of which helps the firm as much as it will help the individuals.

The full article, “Competencies and Benchmarks: Not Just Words on a Page,” was published by The PDC Link blog on September 15 and is available online.