Robert Hardie is the managing director with over 35 years experience managing professional firms including Aird & Berlis and KPMG. Prior to founding the Management Counsel Group, he was a partner in a national consulting practice specializing in law firms. He is a frequent lecturer throughout North America for organizations including the American Bar Association, The Law Society of Upper Canada, the Canadian Bar Association, the Association of Legal Administrators, and the University of Western Ontario Law School. Lexis Nexis has released his book “A Practical Guide to Successful Law Firm Management” that provides pragmatic advice on a wide range of management issues.
Paul Morgan is the Director of our Human Resources consulting practice. Paul has a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and his graduate studies were undertaken at the Adler School of Professional Psychology. He has extensive experience in handling the many diverse people issues that are faced by law firms including conflict management and building a committed and involved workplace. Our clients have also been assisted by his assessment of potential new hires to ensure that their personalities are compatible with the firm culture.
Sandra Bekhor is the President of Bekhor Management and she collaborates with the Management Counsel Group on a number of practice development initiatives for the legal profession. Sandra has a Masters in Business Administration, a Bachelor of Science in Physiology and a second Bachelor of Science in Architecture. As a consultant to professionals, Sandra applies business and marketing acumen in a manner that enables them to realize their vision for their practices. Sandra Bekhor speaks, teaches and writes about practice development for various professional associations and publications.
John G. Kelly is a law professor who has gained a reputation for his insightful research into forecasting trends and assessing their impact on law firms and corporate legal departments. John spent 1994/1995 and 1999/2000 on professional development leave traveling across North America to investigate emerging developments in the legal marketplace. His book “The New General Counsel” has become the standard for progressive corporate legal departments. His views are sought by major consulting practices, law firms, and corporations that wish to make the paradigm shift to enhance their professional capability and financial viability.