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[Webinar] Developing Search Criteria for Determining Document Relevancy - August 13, 1:00pm ET

In today's big data age, it's imperative for legal teams to develop the right search criteria at the outset of the case. Not only will this enable you to quickly learn the key strengths and weaknesses of your case, it will...more

Who's in the House? Recent Moves by General Counsel, Legal Officers, and Corporate Leaders

A look at recent moves and promotions for general counsel, in-house lawyers, and other corporate leaders for the week ending July 31, 2015....more

"Solicitors 'in denial' about threat from accountants"

That's the headline from today's Law Society Gazette, the publication of record for solicitors in England and Wales. The UK is fairly far along in liberalization of its legal markets, progressing from the Clementi Report in...more

9 Networking Tips & Tricks = Conventions, Meetings, Conferences

Having belonged to a multitude of state and national court reporting trade associations, as well as being a member of attorney, paralegal and legal secretary associations, I have had the great opportunity of attending...more

FCPA Compliance and Ethics Report-Episode 181-Gar Hurst on Using Social Media Tools In Your Compliance Program [Video]

In this episode I visit with Gar Hurst, a partner at Givens and Johnston, an import/export compliance firm. He and his firm have developed a SW app, which capitalizes on social media concepts to assist his clients in import...more

Be a Skeptic When a Potential Client Wants to Switch Counsel to You

Sometimes you should view a new potential client with skepticism. If the matter has been handled by another attorney and is now being referred or brought to you, there may be a reason you won’t like....more

Ben Stein - Speech Writer, Actor, Comedian, Author, Law Professor - Talks to @HsuUntied [Video]

Today, my special guest is Ben Stein, economist, movie actor, author, novelist, screenwriter, law school professor, television show host and comedian. A graduate of Columbia University and Yale Law School, Ben never had any...more

Some thoughts on the Top 5 Bad Excuses for Resisting Legal Project Management

Pam Woldow and Doug Richardson penned a terrific post, Top 5 Bad Excuses for Resisting Legal Project Management. I wanted to compliment them and share some thoughts on the 5 excuses. 1. My clients don’t want or need LPM. I...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (July 24, 2015)

In the Age of The Internet, Changing Your Name When You Marry Is a Terrible Idea: Fewer women are changing their names than ever, but 70 percent still do. That’s bad for women’s identities, their careers, and their online...more

Depositions in Oslo

Norway, famous for long winter nights and seemingly endless summer days, breath-taking fjords, fishy cuisine, and, of course, Vikings, lies on the westernmost portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula. Norway’s official name is...more

Who's in the House? Recent Moves by General Counsel, Legal Officers, and Corporate Leaders

A look at recent moves and promotions for general counsel, in-house lawyers, and other corporate leaders for the week of July 24, 2015....more

What is more important for lawyers: where you go to law school or what you learned? (Part II)

If you're trying to maximize the financial value of an undergraduate degree, it is better to bet on course of study than college prestige. Indeed, prestige is largely irrelevant to those who major in engineering, computer...more

The Four Stages of Successful Coaching

There is an old Peanuts comic strip featuring Charlie Brown and Lucy that resonated with me when I began working with professionals on business development for the first time. In it, Lucy—the psychiatrist who is “IN”—is...more

Stilettos In The Courtroom

As a young lawyer, I was mistaken for the court reporter more than once when I walked into the courtroom. But in the past few years, I have happily found myself in depositions and other court proceedings where all of the...more

Cross Selling Sucks. Here Are 18 Reasons Why. (Part 2)

This is the second part of a two-part post describing why Cross Selling (or “cross-marketing,” or “cross-servicing”) is much more difficult than most professional-services firms believe. Below are additional reasons...more

What is more important for lawyers: where you go to law school or what you learned? (Part I)

The Economist reports a very interesting analysis from Payscale. The questions being asked are pretty simple: If you want to generate earnings that justify the time and cost of an undergraduate education, what should you...more

[Webinar] Food & Beverage Class Action Advertising and Labeling Lawsuits - August 5, 12:00-1:00 Central

Foley invites you to join us on Wednesday, August 5, 2015, to discuss recent class action litigation trends in food and beverage labeling and advertising. The presentation will review recent legal developments and...more

The Roundup: Last Week’s Recommended Reading (July 17, 2015)

So You Think You Can Teach? How to Prep for Your First Law School Class: It goes without saying that you will have to ensure you are knowledgeable about what you plan to teach, but a successful adjunct professor stint — and...more

What Is a Deposition?

Hi there, A deposition is a tool that lawyers use to get information from witnesses or from the other side. It’s one of the most effective tools the lawyers have, both to find out what has really gone on and to discover...more

Alternative Fee Arrangements

Clients and law firms sometimes talk about "Alternative Fee Arrangements" (or "AFAs") without understanding what they entail. Best understood, the term describes any arrangement other than payment based purely on hourly...more

Cross-Selling Sucks. Here Are 18 Reasons Why. (Part 1)

Q: My law firm can’t cross-sell. What are we doing wrong? A: It’s not just you, it’s most firms. In fact, most law, accounting, and other professional-services firms struggle with selling different practice areas to...more

The Predictability and Perils of Over-Monetization

“There is no such thing as over-monetization!” Until the client catches on. And then you’re screwed. I don’t know when I first learned that money could become a verb and monetize and monetization were a thing. But as a...more

Trademark Grammar, Concerns, and Cliches?

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is currently running this advertisement from a local law firm highlighting its “Total Partnership” program (BTW, love the website video, linked here):Although the use of the term...more

Don’t Put Your Rankings Ahead of Client Service

If you ask most legal marketing professionals about their top pain point and/or worst use of resources, lawyer rankings and awards always rise to the top. They are growing in popularity and awareness, and the time demands to...more

Brad Meltzer, Best-Selling Author & Columbia Law School Alum, in Conversation with @HsuUntied [Video]

Today my Special Guest is Brad Meltzer, a New York Times best-selling author, host of the TV show Decoded and fellow Columbia Law School Alumni. Brad's first novel received 24 rejection letters before getting his next book,...more

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