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8 Steps to Grow Your Law Practice: From “Solo” to Small Firm

“Grow or die!” is a vital mantra in business today, even in the law business. As a solo practitioner, there will come a time when you will be faced with the decision of whether to expand your work or maintain the...more

Content Strategy: Don't Just Write About the Law...

With a case study example, a look at what it takes for lawyers to be well read online today....more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading (Sept. 12, 2014)

Which of Your Selves Comes Forward as a Lawyer? Kate McGuinness talks about how career (and life) plans might evolve to reveal different “selves,” and how to handle this situation when it occurs. (The Girl’s Guide to...more

Davis Polk's Litigation Group Continues to Drive Growth  [Video]

Sept. 11, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Thomas Reid, managing partner at Davis Polk & Wardwell, talks with Lee Pacchia about how a busy litigation group and a resurgence in M&A activity has kept his firm on sound financial footing in...more

Philadelphia Joins New York in Issuing Social Media Guidance for Lawyers

We live in a digital age. And at the center of it all is the explosion of social media. The numbers are astonishing. Americans spend 16 minutes of every hour online on social networking sites. More Facebook profiles (5) are...more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading (Sept. 5, 2014)

From Around The Web: Graduates Highlight the Pros and Cons of Law School: Despite a challenging job market, many prospective lawyers give much of their law school experience high marks. (U.S. News Education)...more

Demystifiying Law Firm Marketing, Part 1: What is it?

In my consulting practice I work with many sophisticated lawyers and experienced businesspeople. I also work with professionals, lawyers and businesspeople alike, who are exposed for the first time to new disciplines outside...more

Diversity and Technology in Focus for Morgan Lewis's Incoming Chair  [Video]

Sept. 4, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Jami Wintz McKeon, partner and Chair Elect at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, talks with Lee Pacchia about her plans for the firm once her term begins on October 1, 2014. McKeon says that her term...more

The Power of the New Law Business Model (Part 1)

In this two-part series, I’m going to share how the New Law Business Model can change your practice and your life. Let me start with how it came to be…...more

Lawyers: One Of The Most Important Questions You Can Ask Your Clients

I was just reading an email from WordPress expert Chris Lema about his recent search for a new job. He was discussing what made him choose one employer over another. Something he said stuck with me because it could help you...more

Social Media Guide for Lawyers v.2.0: Sample Social Media Policies

RESTRICTIVE SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY - Introduction - Social media encompasses a broad sweep of online activity, all of which is trackable and traceable. These online networks include not only the blogs you may write...more

Visualizing Employment by Law School, Part II

A useful plot for examining multiple measures over a range of a continuous predictor is a shaded area plot. These are especially valuable for compositional data (data on multiple categories that always add up to 100 percent),...more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading (Aug. 22, 2014)

From Around the Web - I Didn’t Get a Clerkship! Now What? Fairuz Abdullah, Associate Director for Public Interest and Clerkship Programs at UC-Hastings School of Law, addresses a question on many minds — what you...more

How the Financial Crisis Changed Cahill Gordon  [Video]

August 21, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Dan Zubkoff, partner and executive committee member at Cahill Gordon & Reindel, talks with Kent Zimmermann about the firm's strong financial performance since the financial crisis in 2008....more

Marketing and Biz Dev Training for Litigators

A marketer asked whether litigators require unique marketing and client-development training. She’d been hearing from the litigators that they felt the nature of a litigation practice is somehow different, that it...more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading (Aug. 15, 2014)

From Around the Web - Law Schools Catch the Start-up Bug: To prepare students to find careers in a market oversaturated with people with law degrees, the schools are making entrepreneurship part of their curriculum....more

Social Media Guide for Lawyers - v.2.0: Best Practices Guide

USING SOCIAL MEDIA TO ADD VALUE AND GENERATE BUSINESS - Social media is an important marketing and business development tool. Lawyers and law firms are beginning to recognize that social media web sites are a ...more

Corcoran: Bar Associations Need to Stop Preventing Change in Law  [Video]

August 13, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Tim Corcoran, president of the Legal Marketing Association, talks with Lee Pacchia about a recent decision by the Texas State Bar to limit the use of non-lawyer professionals in the management...more

The Roundup: This Week’s Recommended Reading (Aug. 8, 2014)

Work-Life Balance — Is it Even Possible? Based on five years’ worth of interviews with almost 4,000 executives worldwide, a recent study showed five main themes amongst those executives who most effectively combine...more

Lateral Integration for Longevity

In law firms, lateral integration is a marriage of many resources. I am sure many remember the famous quote “it takes a village.” In the case of lateral integration, this quote is spot on for law firms in a competitive...more

Should we offer marketing training to our summer associates?

Yes. But only under certain restrictions. I’ve been asked to conduct a lot of summer-associate training over the years, but only rarely have I done it exclusively for the summer kids. Instead, I typically...more

A Moment of Simple Justice: Law School [Video]

August 4, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- As law school applicants and LSAT takers plunge to the lowest level in decades, Scott opines on the implications for society. They ain't good....more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (July 25, 2014)

From Around the Web - 8 Steal-Worthy Secrets of Power Networkers: What better way to learn the ins and outs of skillful networking than to go straight to power networking pros for their tips on how to land on someone’s...more

Of Soccer Balls and Social Media

What do lawyers and Pakistani factory workers have in common? More than you think. Especially when it comes to innovation....more

Bingham McCutchen Reaches Out For BigLaw Merger Partners [Video]

July 22, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Casey Sullivan, reporter at Reuters, talks with Lee Pacchia about Bingham McCutchen's recent efforts to merge with another large law firm. According to Sullivan, the Boston based firm has made...more

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