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Five Keys to an Effective Law Firm Divorce - Being Smart When the Thrill is Gone

by Hayse LLC on

“A discord of personalities” sometimes describes the genesis for marital divorce. It also can be an apt way to explain law firm break-ups when partners decide to go their separate ways. Although law firm break-ups happen...more

Legal Operations & the Future of Legal Service - The CLOC of Real Change Keeps Ticking...

by JD Supra Perspectives on

It’s too late for your firm to be an "early adopter" of legal operations ... but your firm doesn’t have to be a “late adopter” or a "laggard" either....more

[Event] Leadership Workshop for Practice Group Leaders October 10-11 - New York, NY

by LawVision Group LLC on

For the first time ever, LawVision Group and LawyerBrain have teamed to develop and offer a cutting-edge workshop based on the latest research and experience on leadership that can help law firm Practice Group Leaders,...more

Clues That There are Problems With A 401(k) Plan Provider

by Ary Rosenbaum on

When it comes to illnesses and diseases, there are usually warning signs out there. Whether you can come out healthy from a debilitating illness or disease is dependent on whether you can tell the warning signs. I’ve seen...more

Pricing Legal Work is a Two-Way Street

by Timothy Corcoran on

In any market, effectively pricing any goods or services requires an understanding of the buyer’s perceived value. When the buyer has no idea of the value of a given task, and no idea how to measure the quality of service...more

They can’t see it, since they caused it

by Ary Rosenbaum on

A few years back, I had the worst call with a prospective client in the 19 years I have been an ERISA attorney. This 401(k) plan sponsor was like many prospective clients, poor participation and paying too much in fees....more

Thursday’s ILTACON 2017 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

As noted Monday, Tuesday and yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2017 (otherwise known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will be reporting...more

Inside WilmerHale’s Approach to Matter Management for IP

by WilmerHale on

Matter management has become increasingly important for law firms and the clients that they serve. For clients, effective matter management can result in lower fees, more accurate estimates of costs, and better results, as...more

Law Firm Marketers: "What Would You Say ... You Do Here?"

by JD Supra Perspectives on

People skills and then some. Jenna Schiappacasse with inspired marketing and business development takeaways from 'Office Space.'...more

Goodbye Lois

by Ary Rosenbaum on

I treat people the way I want to be treated and I carry a grudge against the select few who didn’t treat me that well. For 7 years now, I’ve made the Managing Attorney of my old law firm as a punching bag of sorts. Sorry,...more

The CRM Marathon: Plotting Your CRM Course

by Chris Fritsch on

Before embarking on your CRM marathon, it’s important to plot the best course. To do this, it’s helpful to determine where you are now. Successful CRM implementations begin with a comprehensive assessment of your current...more

Wednesday’s ILTACON 2017 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

As noted Monday and yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2017 (otherwise known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will be reporting this week...more

3 Things to Know when Taking Depositions in Taipei (Updated)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

Many depositions are taken yearly in Taiwan, mainly in the cities of Hsinchu, Taichung, and Taipei, the nation’s political, economic, and cultural center. Naturally, Taipei has all the amenities necessary to comfortably host...more

Tuesday’s ILTACON 2017 Sessions: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

As noted yesterday, the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2017 (otherwise known as ILTACON) is happening this week and eDiscovery Daily will be reporting this week about the...more

The Importance of a Good Introduction

by Wicker Park Group on

This is the first blog in a three-part series on the value of introductions and how good introduction skills lead to better client service and new business. Check back soon for the second installment. Introductions are...more

Opportunity Dances with Those Already on the Dancefloor: 2017 Law Firm Benchmarking Report Analysis

by Exterro, Inc. on

How many times in life do people recognize a good opportunity, but for whatever reason, don’t act on it? Sometimes it’s not a big deal and simply leads down a different path. But sometimes it can mean the difference between...more

Time for ILTACON 2017: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

The International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) annual educational conference of 2017 (known as ILTACON) kicked off yesterday with several networking events, and begins in earnest today with the first day of sessions. ...more

Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 110: Revisiting Mindset

by Law School Toolbox on

Welcome to the Law School Toolbox Podcast. Today, we’re revisiting one of our favorite topics, mindset. Our very first podcast was on this topic, specifically discussing fixed mindset vs. growth mindset as explored by Carol...more

Fixed-fee packages can minimize legal fees for startups

by GableGotwals on

Q: What legal issues should new entrepreneurs be aware of when launching a business? A: Building a business with a solid foundation is vital to positioning a new business for future success. This includes checking all of...more

Three Reasons to Break Up With a Client

by Dentons on

Knowing when to end an attorney-client relationship is fraught with trepidation, especially when it becomes obvious that the relationship is on a troublesome path. It should therefore come as no surprise that withdrawing from...more

Is it Time to Restructure/Reposition Your Law Firm?

by Hayse LLC on

...Law Firms, like all businesses, are in a constant state of change. Similar to an annual check-up on your health, law firm leaders should periodically take the time to evaluate the condition of their firm in order to catch...more

Mistakes An Employer Should Avoid Starting A 401(k) Plan

by Ary Rosenbaum on

I’m a firm believer that you need to get off on the right foot if we start something new. Otherwise, you have tough time recovering. When I talk about getting off on the wrong foot, I always remember wanting to get involved...more

Alan Denenberg, Partner at Davis Polk, Discusses His Silicon Valley Practice with @HsuUntied

by Hsu Untied - Richard Hsu on

Today, my guest is Alan Denenberg, a Partner in Davis Polk's Corporate Department and head of the Northern California office. He has extensive experience in corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions transactions, which...more

Why Creating FAQ Videos Is Smart for Law Firm Visibility

Liz Herrgott of FEAST Studios talks about why creating FAQ videos in response to questions you know people are asking, and asking often, is a smart way to build meaningful, targeted thought leadership and visibility....more

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