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As more senior lawyers near retirement, numerous surveys show that only a quarter of legal departments have a succession plan or process in place. Susan Duncan, an expert on lawyer succession management, provides a roadmap for identifying the future needs and competencies of general counsel, assessing your current talent and skills gaps, and addressing and overcoming challenges related to identifying, recruiting, training, retaining and advancing high potential successors in both small and large legal departments. Be sure your house is in order! Here are some tips for successful succession planning for legal departments.

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