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Diversity Matters: Note from the Editor - Spring 2017

by Baker Donelson on

Every day we celebrate very dynamic women who impact our lives. During March, we highlighted the accomplishments of historical and ceiling-shattering women. Tonya Mitchem Grindon is one such dynamic and ceiling-shattering...more

Business Development & Firm Structure: Market Leaders Podcast with Cynthia Voth, Miller Nash Graham & Dunn [Video]

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Join David Ackert as he interviews Cynthia Voth, Director of Business Development & Administration at Miller Nash Graham & Dunn, in this episode of the Market Leaders Podcast. Tune in to hear David and Cynthia discuss: -...more

Lawyers, How Well Do You Know Your Clients' Business? Here's Why It Matters...

by JD Supra Perspectives on

How can we think that anything is more important to a lawyer’s professional reputation than being responsive and knowing the client’s business?...more

Content Marketing Strategy for Lawyers: Provide Value, Build Relationships

by JD Supra Perspectives on

When it comes to content marketing by lawyers, focus on what matters most....more

GDPR Compliance: The Ticking Time Bomb

by Prosperoware on

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance is not an IT exercise. Cyber security represents a huge risk to firms (records breaches increased 556% in 2016, totaling more than 4 billion) and GDPR is an important...more

Antitrust practice as a matter of legal business (Ukrainian)

by DLA Piper on

Over the past 10-15 years, the relevance of antitrust and competition law issues has increased considerably. In order to provide efficient consultations, the large law firms have established separate antitrust practices. The...more

Different Power Rules Apply to Men than to Women (LWB Farewell Series)

by William Henderson on

A just released study by the Yale Law Women documents that class participation at Yale Law tends to be disproportionately male (H/T to Jeff and Lior Strahilevitz at Prawfblawg). Although the report offers prescriptive advice...more

Association of Corporate Counsel Issues Guidelines for Law Firm Cybersecurity Practices

by Fisher Phillips on

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) recently released a set of guidelines intended to serve as a benchmark for law firm cybersecurity practices. The guidelines include information retention, return, and destruction,...more

Professional Regulatory Alert: Supreme Court of Canada Confirms Regulators Have Broad Authority and Discretion to Fulfill Mandate

by Field Law on

In its recent decision of Green v. Law Society of Manitoba, 2017 SCC 20, the Supreme Court of Canada confirmed that professional regulatory organizations will be granted deference when they enact general rules or bylaws to...more

Back to Basics: 10 Steps to Take After Client Feedback

by Wicker Park Group on

The only hard and fast rule we have about feedback is: “Don’t ASK unless you are willing to ACT!” It is far more damaging to ask for feedback and not address it than it is to not ask at all. As Nat shared in a recent post,...more

Bi-Modal Distribution: A Picture of the Melting Right Mode (LWB Farewell Series)

by William Henderson on

The biggest break I ever got in my academic career occurred nearly ten years ago when I attended the Council meeting for Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar at the August 2007 ABA Annual Meeting. I was one...more

Interview with Robert Childress, CEO of The Master’s Conference: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

As I mentioned earlier this month, The Master’s Conference is kicking off its 11th year with an event in San Francisco today. As part of our commitment to eDiscovery education, I’m delighted to be participating in the series...more

If Content is King, Repurposing Content is Queen Bee

by ON24 on

Content from an hour-long webinar can easily become a 20-minute TED-style talk, a five-minute webinar teaser, and a two-minute video clip....more

The In-House Perspective: 4 Law Firm Billing Best Practices

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Here's the inside perspective on billing needs, as expressed by in-house counsel....more

The Expert Report: Key Considerations

by Cozen O'Connor on

Product liability cases often present challenging and complex issues which require the use of experts. If you are litigating in federal court, any expert you designate will be required to provide a written report. ...more

Employees don’t want to hear that

by Ary Rosenbaum on

I always jokingly say that the reason I try to avoid hiring employees is that I once was an employee too. However, part of the problem is that I worked for many employers who didn’t understand their role and the role of their...more

The LCLD Fellows Program: Building Relationships and Leadership Skills

I finished my term as Cozen O’Connor’s Fellow in the Leadership Counsel on Legal Diversity in March of 2017. The mission of this prestige program is to unite attorneys who work in firms and in corporate counsel offices for...more

Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 94: How to Succeed at Your Summer Law Job (with Sara O'Connor) [Audio]

by Law School Toolbox on

Welcome back! Today, we’re talking with Sara O'Connor, one of our law school and bar exam tutors, about setting yourself up for summer job success, regardless of the type of job you're going to be doing. Summer law jobs can...more

ACC Issues Data Security Guidelines for In-House Counsel to Evaluate Law Firms

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) has issued its first-ever data security guidelines, which outline basic data security measures that in-house counsel can use to evaluate their outside counsel....more

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

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