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Millennials and the Future of Business Development

As I reflect on a recent discussion among senior partners about which prospect or client to take golfing, I find myself thinking about how perhaps my generation might depart from this traditional method of business...more

401(k) Sponsors Say Their Plan is OK, but They Really Have No Idea

When I was dating my wife, she asked me if I had a good credit score and I said I did. I never checked my credit score, but I paid all my bills in full and on time. Of course when I got a copy of my credit report, my credit...more

A 5-Step Plan for Growing Your Business Using Webinars

Here is a plan that breaks down your activities into five do-able steps - each building on the previous one – and which uses the connective power of webinars to turn general interest in a legal matter into real-world...more

Law Firm Business Development: Be Confident and ASK

Speaking with a client today, I was reminded of one of the most common mistakes lawyers make when it comes to business development. They forget to ask for the business. My client, a young partner with an outstanding book of...more

Serial Entrepreneur & Investor Jason Calacanis (@jason) In Conversation with @HsuUntied  [Audio]

Today, my guest is Jason Calacanis, a successful entrepreneur and angel investor. Born in Brooklyn, New York, Calacanis’s first success was starting Weblogs, Inc., which was sold to AOL in 2005. Since then, he has been an...more

Lawyers, Your Law Practice Isn’t Your Hobby

There are things you do because they are fun to do when you aren’t doing anything else. You enjoy them. They are a form of release or pleasure. Those are hobbies, right?...more

4 Ways to Maximize the Value of Your IP Counsel

1.Considering Your IP Counsel as a Partner - Companies maximize the value of their IP counsel when both the company and IP counsel view their relationship as a partnership. More specifically, look for IP counsel that...more

Informative AND Useful: A New Approach to Proactive Compliance Solutions

Two of the most frequent questions I hear from prospective customers and audiences at conferences are: 1) From Law Firms – “How can I find good use cases for Neota Logic in my firm”; and 2) From Corporate Counsel –...more

Aristotle and Depositions

In my freshman year in college, Philosophy 101 was a required course. I tolerated Socrates and Plato, but Aristotle was someone I could actually read and enjoy. Mind you, I didn’t pore over his Nicomachean Ethics as I do...more

Writing Your Business Development Plan for the New Year? Aim for the Impossible...

Make everything you do stand out from the crowd, even it takes a lot more time and requires a lot more work....more

The One Thing You Must Do to Get Hired

More important than showing expertise, know-how, skills and experience - Ask most inside counsel why they hire the lawyers they do and they’ll tell you it’s for their specific expertise. Many take a rational approach to...more

[Webinar] How Law Firms Can Drive Business With Webinars - October 26th, 11:00a.m. PT / 2:00p.m. ET

In today’s hyper-competitive legal landscape, you need to showcase your lawyers’ expertise in front of clients and prospects to drive business. Whether you are attracting new clients, establishing yourself as a thought...more

Mark Chandler, Sr. VP, Chief Compliance Officer, and GC of Cisco, Talks Shop with @HsuUntied [Audio]

Today, my guest is Mark Chandler, Senior Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel at Cisco, where he oversees Cisco’s global legal activities and policies. Chandler joined Cisco in 1996 when Cisco...more

Mandatory PI insurance for lawyers - minimum requirements approved

By decree no. 22 September 2016, published in the official gazette on 11 October 2016, the minimum requirements of the mandatory PI insurance for lawyers have been approved. The main minimum requirements are summarized below....more

Singapore Ranks #1 in Recent Survey of Expats

A most interesting report showing results of a survey was just released by HSBC. In the Expat Explorer Survey, created to measure which countries are the most enjoyable to expats, HSBC shares results in three categories –...more

The Small Stuff Goes A Long Way

For the third time in 11 years, I joined a Synagogue because I’m the wandering Conservative Jew. So a few days ago, a man rang my doorbell. Since it’s election season, I didn’t answer it. I should have because it was a...more

What Happened to 2016? (And Can We Still Accomplish Something?)

Can it really be Fall again? Some of us have hardly noticed, being more astonished by the Cubs in the playoffs, or perhaps dismayed by the upcoming US election. But law firm leaders know it. As we enter October, firms are...more

Legaltech News interviews Greg Lambert about how law firms can use data for business intelligence

Mind the Data: How Law Firms Can Use Data for Business Intelligence - Greg Lambert of the Am Law 200 firm Jackson Walker discusses how employee data is shaping his firm’s business. Data mining is a burgeoning...more

The Worst First Date Ever

Do you remember the last time you were on a first date? Can you imagine how it would have ended if you were totally impersonal, spoke in a monotone voice, wore drab clothing, and refused to look your date in the eye? If you...more

Access to Justice — The ABA & ILTA

At ILTACON 2014 and 2015, I had the privilege and pleasure of debating the future of legal technology with Joshua Lenon of Clio, Noah Waisberg of Kira Systems, Stuart Barr of HighQ, and Ryan McClead of Norton...more

Hangeul Proclamation Day

October 9th marks the date that Hangeul (meaning great script) was originally proclaimed the writing system for the Korean language, departing from the use of Chinese characters. The holiday was officially designated in 1945...more

Why Retaining a Mobile App Lawyer Is So Important

Mobile App Lawyers Help Secure Your Mobile App Assets Mobile applications, or “apps,” have become an extremely popular vehicle for providing entertainment to end-users, developing brand loyalty and enhancing the consumer...more

Entrepreneur and Philanthropist, John Paul DeJoria, in Conversation with @HsuUntied [Audio]

Today, my guest is John Paul DeJoria, a Greek-Italian-American billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist best known as a co-founder of the Paul Mitchell line of hair products and The Patrón Spirits Company. He is the...more

Building a Network of Referrals

Every Saturday morning, five baby boomers including myself join together for a 4- to 5-mile run. We’re not fast, but we are committed and make it whenever we can. Four of us work in legal: one is a solo practitioner, two work...more

[Webinar] Cost-Effective Ediscovery: How to Manage Expense and Reduce Waste - October 26th, 12:00p.m. CT

Discovery is often the most expensive part of litigation, with document retrieval, review and production costs easily reaching thousands, if not millions of dollars. However, this does not need to be the case....more

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