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How the billable hour hurts women
Are Political Intelligence Practice Groups Too Risky?
Client Biz Dev: You're Doing It Wrong
Stealth Lawyer: Shonali Bhowmik, Indie Rock Musician
Bill on Bankruptcy: Trustees Sleep Easy after High Court Ruling
Jeffrey DeBoer on the intersection of Washington and commercial real estate
Navigating the Winds of Change in Commercial Real Estate
Could This Law School Ranking Unseat US News?
Stealth Lawyer: Reverend Luther Zeigler, Minister
Publishing Alone Isn’t Enough, Law Firms Should Have an Integrated Strategy for Their Blogs
Law Firms’ Social Media Strategies Must Line Up with the Rest of Their Client Development Efforts
Blogging Can Lead to Clients Knowing Who You Are Before They Even Meet You
With Radical Changes, Law Firms Can Beat Recession
Skype is a Powerful Client Communication Tool for Lawyers—David Haenel
Stealth Lawyer: Keisha DePaz, Greeting Cards Maker
How Lawyers Should Respond to Negative and Positive Reviews On Yelp
If Marketing Isn’t the Goal of Your Law Blog, How Does It Bring in Work?
Deloitte: Turnarounds and Democracy Don't Mix
This Year's AmLaw 100: "Fundamental Recovery" for Some
Zimmermann: Up to 20% of AmLaw 200 "Badly Weakened"
This ebook will serve as a practical how-to manual with best practices for lawyers wishing to collaborate with branded networks to market their law practice, deliver legal services to clients online, and for lawyer brand...more
Here’s a real shocker for you: When a partner leaves a healthy law firm, he and his or her new firm can be required to return to his or her old law firm the profits made the cases he or she brings along. These obligations...more
Dewey & LeBoeuf’s inglorious galactic implosion changes all of the rules; it was not too big to fail, it was, however, far too big and corroded to fail in the relatively orderly way others before it failed.
The spread of disruptive technologies to the legal profession is changing the dynamic of how law firms are structured as well as the value propositions associated with the delivery of legal services. The number of law firms...more
Here's a blunt message to all General Counsel: "No More Mr. Nice Guy!" Given the the realignment of power in the legal profession's "New Normal," you have to exercise authority more forcefully. Demand more accountability...more
Three months under the new regulatory regime - how is your business adapting, what should you be thinking about, and what are the responsibilities of your COLP and COFA?
From 3rd January 2012, non-legal persons may now...more
LLPs have now been around for a while and some common and serious errors are emerging in the way LLP agrements are written - even by commercial publishers. Does yours need reviewing?...more
Article with key due diligence questions to help consumers and their advisors determine exactly who and what an Asset Protection planner is, how to avoid amateurs and common mistakes and how to pick the best help in a complex...more
Every law firm maintains a disaster recovery plan in order to be prepared for natural or man-made disasters so that the firm can continue in operation.
However, most law firms fall short in maintaining a public and media...more
Law firms inexplicably eat their young.
Attrition of law firm associates has always been a blight on the profession. This attrition is financially painful as associates leave BigLaw in droves during their third or fourth...more
This Article from the University of Dayton Law Review, Volume 36-1 (2011) examines virtual law practice as a necessary and inevitable solution to the globalization of law firms and the lack of access to justice in our...more
The fact, rarely spoken of publicly, is that law firm partners are simply employees at will.
The issue is framed in the context of (1) a recent federal case in which a female partner was ousted by her partners and claimed...more
Originally published in the July/August issue of Legal Management, a publication of the ALA.
It is commonly said that what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Unless, however, what almost kills you also happens to...more
Do You Trust Your Intuition? - 4 Steps to Checking Your Gut
On attempting to free oneself from cognitive biases....more
As law departments — and often right behind them, the company's CFO or procurement officers — continue to demand more quality and value from their outside counsel partners, general counsel look for ways to evaluate their own...more
The goal of any legal cost control program should be cost-effectiveness, not necessarily the lowest legal fees. After all, nothing is more expensive than a cheap lawyer. However, with that in mind, in-house counsel can do...more
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