On 29 January, we kicked off our 2021 ReinventED Legal Business: The Case Studies series with a session about the evolution and work of Morrissey Law + Advisory (MLA). Managing Director, Founder and Principal, Michael Morrissey discussed the vision he had for his firm and how he went about finding, and working with, the Morrissey Law + Advisory Team to build it – a people first, client centric legal practice. At the end of the presentation, Terri Mottershead, Executive Director, Centre for Legal Innovation (Australia, New Zealand and Asia-Pacific), posed audience questions and some of her own to Michael.
For those unfamiliar with MLA, it is a commercial and corporate firm with expertise in construction and infrastructure, and emerging businesses. Across MLA’s three offices in Newcastle, Sydney, and Port Macquarie, it leverages the diverse skillset of its team to build great relationships with clients to find real solutions to commercial and legal needs. A large part of the success of MLA’s client relationships is the result of a unique workplace culture which leverages a lack of hierarchy and competition through focusing on teamwork from the bottom up. MLA believe that a focus on removing hierarchies, and adopting team-based KPIs and performance bonuses, have been fundamental in shifting the way they practice law.
If you would prefer to listen rather than watch this session, you’ll find the podcast in our The Legalpreneurs Sandbox podcast series here.
If you would like to learn more about Michael, you’ll find him featured in a CLI Legalpreneurs Spotlight here.
Don't forget to also check out and save the date for the other fabulous FREE ReinventED Legal Business: The Case Studies webinars - you'll find the details and registration links as we add them here.