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Only in DC: Ethics Rule Permits Non-lawyers to Own Law Firms [Video]

Mar. 19, 2014 (Mimesis Law) -- Mike McDevitt, CEO for Tandem Legal Group, is not a lawyer, but thanks to an obscure rule in Washington, D.C.'s code of ethics for lawyers he is able to have an ownership interest in the law...more

Consumer Law Revolution: The Lawyer's Guide to Working with Online Marketing Tools (Branded Networks)

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

Protecting a Law Firm’s Crown Jewels

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

REGULATORY BARRIERS TO THE GROWTH OF MULTIJURISDICTIONAL VIRTUAL LAW FIRMS AND POTENTIAL FIRST STEPS TO THEIR REMOVAL

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

Are You Prepared to Kick Butt?

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

ABSs & the SRA Handbook - A New Era for 2012

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

Law Firm Crisis Management: Planning, Developing and Implementing a Public Relations and Communications Program for Law Firms

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

It Shouldn’t Suck to be an Associate at a Law Firm

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

Practicing Law Without an Office Address: How the Bona Fide Office Requirement Affects Virtual Law Practice

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

Are Partners Protected by Antidiscrimination Laws In the Event They are Discharged? Are Law firm Partners Owners and Not...

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

Saying Goodbye: When to Terminate Law Firm Relationships

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

In-House Cousnel Seek Fee Accountability

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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