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Accountant and Attorney Liability NewsBrief - Summer 2017

by LeClairRyan on

Compliance programs - policies and procedures designed to prevent violations of laws,c rules and regulations – have become a big deal. That’s because government regulators and enforcers closely scrutinize companies that...more

Simple Advice to Retirement Plan Sponsors

by Ary Rosenbaum on

I don’t know about you, most of the advice I got growing up was usually wrong. Maybe some very unsuccessful people surrounded me when I was younger, but advice can be biased and self-serving at times. The best advice I would...more

A Case Study in Using Content to Grow Your Practice - Write Stuff Q&A [Video]

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Listen to JD Supra's Adrian Lurssen in conversation with attorney Ary Rosenbaum, who recounts the story of how he built his practice using writing. This is a powerful presentation for any lawyers interested in using their...more

Is Pricing Transparency Finally Happening in eDiscovery?: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

An age old issue in eDiscovery has been understanding and comparing pricing between various vendors and service providers. It’s the old “apples vs. oranges” comparison when considering pricing. A new article, which...more

Three Considerations of Document Proposal

by Dentons on

Reviewing and revising a law practice's document retention and disposal practices is an aspirational goal for many law firms. Indeed, setting such a policy can be quite difficult. One reason is that the rules of professional...more

ABA Issues Opinion on Use of Email for Lawyers

On May 11, 2017, The American Bar Association (ABA) updated its 1999 opinion regarding lawyers’ use of email for communication. Although many state bar associations have issued opinions on electronic communications and the...more

Reporting From the EDRM-Duke Law 2017 Spring Workshop: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

This blog post is a little longer than most as there is a lot to cover here… This week, EDRM held its first Spring Workshop since it was acquired by Duke Law last August, which means this was the first workshop held at...more

The problem with fiefdoms

by Ary Rosenbaum on

The Brady Bunch was probably everyone’s vision of what a perfect family was. There two sets of a parent with three children of their own and together they blended the families and everything ended up happily after a 22-minute...more

ABA Issues New Guidance on Safeguarding Electronic Communications

by Holland & Knight LLP on

In a significant opinion published on May 11, 2017, the American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility provided additional guidance on a lawyer's obligations to protect client...more

5 Early Warning Signs of Law Firm Decline

by Hayse LLC on

Most problems are more easily resolved when addressed early. Pressures driving law firm instability and decline are no exception. The likelihood of early detection is enhanced by incorporating a routine...more

Lessons in Leadership from Commencement Season…

by LawVision Group LLC on

“A leader’s greatest challenge is not leading – it is making others great.” Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama, May 6th, 2017 The words above were from President Varela’s commencement address at Georgia Tech...more

What’s New in ClearView Social: Login with Facebook and Multiple User Accounts

by Adrian Dayton on

What’s New In ClearView Social is our blog series that brings you updates on what new features we’ve rolled out in the software. We’re excited to introduce two new features in our software this week, Login with Facebook and...more

Resistance Continues But the Business of Law is Transforming

by JD Supra Perspectives on

"Those who don't adapt will simply cease to exist."...more

[Webinar] Current Issues in Multijurisdictional Practice; Protecting Confidential and Privileged Information with International...

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

When legal issues with footprints in many jurisdictions need to be resolved, attorneys need a roadmap and a checklist to plan their strategy. This webinar will cover current rules and issues/mishaps, and the consequences for...more

7 Things Your Associates Would Change About Your Firm

by JD Supra Perspectives on

If your associates had the chance, they'd probably change a lot about your firm....more

Business Development Not-to-Do #7: Pursue a "Yes"

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Your biggest competitor, with an estimated 30% market share, is "no decision."...more

Why Leadership Visits Should be a Commercial for the Firm

by Wicker Park Group on

For the last decade, we have worked with firms to launch, lead, develop and support client feedback interviews. And in almost every firm, the managing partner or chair is either already conducting relationship visits or...more

Escape Rooms and Law Firm Disfunctionality

by Adrian Dayton on

Last weekend I decided to try out an escape room. If you haven’t heard about these, you are temporarily locked in a room and given a series of clues to solve various puzzles in order to “escape.” ...more

5 Takeaways from CLOC Institute 2017 for Law Firm Leadership

by JD Supra Perspectives on

If I was a partner in a law firm, this is a conference I would need to attend, and need my fellow partners to attend as well. ...more

Advisors Advantage - May 2017

by Ary Rosenbaum on

For Retirement Plan Providers, It's All About Relationships. That is what it's about. The retirement plan business is a relationship driven business. It's about connecting with other plan providers and more...more

Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 97: The Future of the LSAT (with Nathan Fox) [Audio]

by Law School Toolbox on

Welcome back! Today, we’re talking with Nathan Fox, founder of Fox LSAT, about the future of the LSAT. The test is, in large part, the same as it has always been and it has enjoyed a protracted monopoly in the law school...more

It’s Not the Size That Matters, It’s What You Do With It: eDiscovery Best Practices

by CloudNine on

...We certainly have talked a lot about the impact of Big Data and the Internet of Things on this blog as new challenges presented to today’s attorneys, and they are, but challenges have always existed for attorneys in...more

Enhancing Client Value through Predictive Analytics - The Inside Story

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Large law firms are increasingly realizing that they possess massive amounts of data that they could use proactively — if they knew what to do with it....more

Law Firms: Updated Cybersecurity Primer And Other Resources

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Several years ago, we published a short primer for law firms intending to provide a brief discussion of key cybersecurity issues, including some helpful steps for safeguarding the client personal and confidential information...more

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