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Get Over The Fear Of Hiring An ERISA Attorney

by Ary Rosenbaum on

As an attorney, I’ve heard a lot of lawyer jokes and some of them are amusing. I once said at law school that I now know why lawyers have terrible reputations because I met some of these lawyers at law school. While lawyers...more

Business Development Not-to-Do #5: Live In the Past

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Clients in mature industries experience the same increased competition, price pressure, and shrinking margins as you do. ...more

"Third-Party Litigation Financing: Mandatory Disclosure on the Horizon?"

The use of third-party litigation financing — generally defined as the funding of litigation activities by entities other than the parties themselves, their insurers or their counsel — continues to increase in the United...more

Law Firm Business Development: Connect The Dots To Maximize The Return

by LawVision Group LLC on

Over the course of the past decade law firm leaders have told my colleagues and me “we need to do something different” to continue to compete in the legal space. It’s no secret that demand for legal services is for the most...more

Four Reasons Law Firms Change Insurers

by Dentons on

A law firm may find that renewing its legal malpractice policy with the same insurer year after year is advantageous for a number of reasons. For example, the law firm and insurer may build a strong working relationship, and...more

United Airlines: Principle Over People & Profits…Was It Worth It?

by Nancy Myrland on

You have to think twice. No, you have to think more than twice. You have to think before, during and after a crisis to make sure your response is calm, measured, sympathetic, accurate, and correct. Unless you’ve been...more

Collaborative Culture - Market Leaders Podcast with Kathleen Flynn, Bryan Cave CMO [Video]

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Join David Ackert as he interviews Kathleen Flynn, Chief Marketing Officer at Bryan Cave, in this episode of the Market Leaders Podcast. Bryan Cave's unique culture is one in which marketers and lawyers act as partners in...more

Client Feedback is a Gift. How Do You Say Thanks?

by Wicker Park Group on

When clients take the time to offer feedback, they give their lawyers and firms a gift. It is the gift of their time—a gift demonstrating they care about the relationship. But with that gift comes great responsibility....more

Legal Whiteboard Ceasing Publication

by William Henderson on

On April 30th, The Legal Whiteboard will cease publication. During our 5+ years of operations, we generated some very good content, focusing on facts, trends and ideas affecting the legal industry. We made the ABA LawBlawg...more

Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 93: Top 1L Questions: Academic Concerns [Audio]

by Law School Toolbox on

Welcome back! Today, we’re addressing some of the questions we've gotten from incoming 1Ls about law school academics. There are many things about law school that inherently make law school intimidating, unfamiliar territory....more

Lawyers in Flow: Get out of your Head and into your Case

by Zelle LLP on

Time Magazine recently listed the legal profession as one of the five worst high-paying jobs in the country. "Lawyers turn to drugs and alcohol because their jobs suck. ... With those fat paychecks come long hours,...more

How to Get Paid to Learn

Q&A with James Clear, who gets paid to learn. His writing on the hidden forces that shape our habits using them to maximize performance is read by over one million people per month....more

Host a Dynamic Thought Leadership Conversation, Not a Talking Slide Deck

by ON24 on

Sometimes true thought leadership is talking less and listening more....more

The Benefit of Including a Video with Your Written Articles [Video]

by Kates Media on

Adrian Lürssen, Co-Founder of JD Supra, discusses how including a short, supporting video with a written article or blog post will help your audience decide if it is something that they should take the time to read...more

Lawyers, Is LinkedIn A Waste Of Your Time?

by Nancy Myrland on

LinkedIn has moved beyond the “I’m just not that into you” phase of social media marketing for lawyers. It is a must and for good reason. You no longer have the luxury of deciding whether this is a tool you should spend time...more

You have a choice in who you hire as a plan provider

by Ary Rosenbaum on

A few weeks back, I signed up my daughter with a new summer camp after she was at her previous camp for six years. Honestly, it was five good years at that previous camp and one not so great year. The one thing I’m happy...more

What Job is Your Client Hiring You to Do?

by LawVision Group LLC on

My wife and I had a recent real estate experience that illustrates an underlying challenge for law firms when it comes to sustained innovation. A few years ago, to help our daughter while in med school, we purchased a...more

How Lawyers Can Become More Client Focused

by Mark Mansour on

The practice of law has changed over the past half-century. Very few successful attorneys will dispute that. The days of invoices sent to clients with a number and "for services rendered" not only are gone, lawyers who began...more

In-House Perspective: Operating in a Complex World Can be Complicated

by JD Supra Perspectives on

The latest in our series of perspectives by in-house attorneys; on operating successfully in a complex world, by Matt Fawcett, senior VP, general counsel, chief compliance counsel, and secretary for NetApp....more

Next Steps for a Revenue Recovery Program: The Power of Communication

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Following on the heels of my last post where I explored the “who, where and when” steps for starting a revenue recovery program, this post will examine the “what” and “how” aspects of a program. And more specifically, I want...more

On the Fast Track: How Logan Maley Has Quickly Risen to Lead Procore’s Legal Department

Logan Maley, associate general counsel for Procore Technologies, explains one aspect of her job as the lead lawyer for the construction software company: “One of my jobs is to see the iceberg miles away, so that we can chart...more

Don’t Give Up

by Ary Rosenbaum on

If you start a retirement plan provider practice, it can be frustrating. Like I always say about thing in my life, “If it wasn’t a struggle, it wasn’t any fun”. Building a retirement plan practice isn’t easy because a stash...more

A Primer on the Art and Science of Law Firm Business Development

by JD Supra Perspectives on

There’s a simple distinction between marketing and business development....more

What It Takes To Make A Good Retirement Plan

by Ary Rosenbaum on

Good retirement plans don’t happen like accident, like the discovery of penicillin. It requires roles and duties that need to be filled competently. It doesn’t take a genius to make a good retirement, it takes dedication ad...more

Advisors Advantage - April 2017

by Ary Rosenbaum on

Thinking Outside The Box For Plan Providers. It's a way to get ahead. The retirement plan business is one of the most competitive businesses out there because there is so many competing plan providers out there...more

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