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Singapore In-House Legal Counsel Pro Bono Guide

by DLA Piper on

In recent years, pro bono legal projects have experienced a major surge in popularity among in-house legal teams around the world. It’s a trend that has emerged from the United States, where the number of in-house pro bono...more

Content Quick Tip - Marketers, Use This Easy Process to Help a Blocked Writer

by JD Supra Perspectives on

A 40-second content strategy tip: For marketers and biz dev folks in law firms looking to support attorneys in their thought leadership, here's a quick and easy way to get the writing done with someone who wants to author a...more

Meet the Addicted Lawyer

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Excerpt from the powerful opening to The Addicted Lawyer, a book of recovery by lawyer Brian Cuban....more

Be Careful Who You Attack On The Way Up

by Ary Rosenbaum on

I worked at a number of places in the 11 years before I started my own law firm practice and I will vouch that I didn’t try to hurt or attack any of my co-workers. People maybe upset with some of the stances I took in one...more

How Smart Collaboration Can Bring Long Term Gains to Legal Teams (Guest Blogger Heidi Gardner, PhD, Harvard Law School)

by Exterro, Inc. on

On Lawyers and Collaboration: If we’re honest, lawyers have historically been rewarded much more as individuals than as team players. They are rewarded for climbing up the pyramid in a very brutal tournament system that...more

Share Your Reader Data With Your RFP Team - Content Strategy Quick Tip

by JD Supra Perspectives on

An excellent content strategy tip from Bryan Cave's CMO, Kathleen Flynn: compare your JD Supra reader data against past, present, and future RFPs. Identify the legal issues and concerns that resonate with readers in companies...more

Client Q&A: Rich Cohen

by Wicker Park Group on

Interview With Rich Cohen, President and General Counsel - Corporate Creations - Corporate Creations is the third largest provider of registered agent and compliance services nationwide for Fortune 1000 companies,...more

How Paralegals + Legal Assistants Can Benefit From Court Reporting Technology In the Cloud

by Kramm Court Reporting on

Having worked with many law firms throughout my career in the court reporting industry, I have found that leveraging technology is a powerful way to save a tremendous amount of time and create efficiencies. Using a...more

Subject Matter Jurisdiction and Abstention in Legal Malpractice actions brought by a Bankruptcy Debtor – Part 2

by Butler Snow LLP on

Part 1 of this blog series examined a bankruptcy court’s subject matter jurisdiction over a debtor’s legal malpractice claims. Recognizing that bankruptcy courts typically retain related to jurisdiction over legal...more

Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 102: How to Read Cases and Prepare for Class in Law School

by Law School Toolbox on

Welcome back! Today we are going to dive into one of the realities of day-to-day law school life -- reading cases and preparing for class. You'll end up spending much of your day reading and preparing for class. And, yes,...more

Joint Defense Agreements Are Not Protected By The Attorney-Client Privilege

by Brooks Pierce on

Why would any lawyer think that his Joint Defense Agreement, entered into with a co-defendant, was protected from production by the attorney-client privilege? Well, the lawyer for one of the Defendants In AP Atlantic, Inc.,...more

Good Bets By A 401(k) Plan Sponsor That Will Limit Their Liability

by Ary Rosenbaum on

I’m not much of a betting man because I hate to lose. Some will say that playing the stock market is gambling, but shrewd, informed investment decisions usually do well in the end. Retirement plan sponsors can make bets that...more

A Content Quick Tip - Use This Easy Way to Help Readers Get Your Point Up Front

by JD Supra Perspectives on

For most of us, writing is a process of discovering our thoughts. Typically that means we stop once we realize the point - and that's not good for our readers. Here is JD Supra's Adrian Lurssen with a quick content marketing...more

Is Disruptive Innovation in Law Even Possible?

by LawVision Group LLC on

The debates about innovation at law firms can sometimes seem a cacophonous, and discordant, confusion of themes. On the one hand, virtually every day brings some new announcement about the latest “innovation” in the business...more

How to Improve Your Old Blog Posts for New SEO Success - Law Firm Content Strategy

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Step by step guide how to capitalize on your firm's older, rankable blog posts by modifying them to fit today's ranking algorithm....more

A Marketing Platform That Matches the Type of Firm - Faegre Baker Daniels + ON24

by ON24 on

Hear Kim Migut, Director of Events at international law firm Faegre Baker Daniels, in this mini-case study on how ON24 meets her needs when it comes to using a marketing platform that matches the type of firm...more

Learning firsthand how to fight bigotry and discrimination

by DLA Piper on

Beginning in January 2012, the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin has featured Tina's column "Paradigm Shift," focusing on different facets of the practice of law which have been impacted by the seismic changes in the profession over...more

Over 80 Percent of Hacking Related Breaches Were Related to Password Issues: Cybersecurity Trends

by CloudNine on

I’ve referred to last year’s Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) in several webcasts lately (including this one) and realized that this year’s report should have already come out by now. Sure enough it has,...more

Is Automation Really the New Outsourcing?

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

As disruptive technologies continue to explode across the corporate technology landscape, a natural inclination from both business personnel and attorneys may be to draw parallels between these innovation tools and more...more

Apology? In Litigation? Really?

by Varnum LLP on

Countless clients have begun our relationship with this simple statement. Why wouldn’t a person who caused an accident resulting in serious injury say this simple thing? There are a lot of reasons. First, the insurance...more

10 Trends Law Firm CMOs See Happening Right Now

by LawVision Group LLC on

In a recent roundtable meeting of CMOs from mid-sized regional firms, participants identified 10 trends they are seeing in 2017....more

Law Firm Content Strategy: Take Your Presentations Beyond Lectures Into Engaging Narratives

by ON24 on

How to to develop a loyal following with your content....more

Welcoming the New Client

by Ary Rosenbaum on

As you know, I’ve been a member of a few Synagogues because I’m a wandering Jew and the thing I’ve noticed is the usual coldness I’d get when joining. Aside from the last synagogue I joined last year (hopefully, the last one...more

How Bryan Cave Is Building a Successful Thought Leadership Program - The Inside Story

by JD Supra Perspectives on

We sat down with JD Supra client Kathleen Flynn (Bryan Cave CMO) for an "Inside Story" marketing perspective on how her law firm conceived and launched a successful, firm-wide thought leadership program. Listen in as...more

Law Firm Survival and Succession Planning – 3 Steps

by Hayse LLC on

Succession and succession planning are hot topics in the legal profession. One statistic explains the focus on the topic – only about 30% of law firms make it beyond the first generation....more

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