Pamela Woldow – Edge International

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Taking the Plunge: Do You Want to Be Managing Partner?

So you’re thinking about diving into the election for Managing Partner, eh? You think your chances are good: you enjoy the respect of your partners, your business judgment is on a par with your legal judgment, and during…more
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“You did WHAT!?” – The Powerful Value of Providing Something for Nothing

At the risk of further confirming our reputation as heretics, let us advance what to most practicing lawyers may seem like an outrageous proposition: “Not everything in life has to be a billable event. There are times when…more
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Straight From the Horse’s Mouth – GCs Say What They Want From Outside Firms

We recently attended a private meeting held in Panama with the General Counsel of 35 global corporations. Given the differences in their businesses, geography, cultures and operational envelopes, one would surmise that they saw…more
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Making Your Net Work

When we hear business development-oriented lawyers talk about all the wondrous things evolving social media technology can do to their (or their firm’s) market visibility and reach, we’re reminded of the story of the backwoods…more
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Cutting Corners, Part IV: The Readers Speak

If one purpose of a blog is to provoke spirited debate, we surely succeeded in our recent posts on whether client-driven pressures for greater efficiency and cost control compel outside counsel to “cut corners” in legal service…more
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Skilled Scoping Diminishes Discord: Cutting Corners, Part III

In the first two posts in this series, we considered the typical law firm complaint that such efficiency-producing disciplines as Legal Project Management (LPM) and Legal Process Improvement (LPI) may actually encourage legal…more
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Perfection Is the Enemy of Good – Cutting Corners, Part II

In this second of three related posts, we consider whether clients’ increasing efforts to control outside legal spend forces their outside counsel to “cut corners.”…more
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Cutting Corners and the Question of Quality

As you might expect, proponents of Legal Project Management (LPM), Legal Process Improvement (LPI) and other approaches for driving greater efficiency and value into legal service delivery get a lot of blow-back. One of the…more
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Plugging Profitability Leaks: A Simple Tip for Great Delegation

We’ve long known that vague, incomplete or misunderstood instructions from partners to associates is a prime source of profitability leaks — revenue lost because of all the time spent on reinventing the wheel, because of…more
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How You’ll Know When Your Firm’s Been Fired

I sat in on a meeting recently when a major corporation’s General Counsel, CFO, and COO made the unanimous decision to fire a law firm that had been serving the company for over two decades. There had been no catastrophic…more
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DISPATCH TO MANAGING PARTNERS: 5 Key Observations on Law’s Tectonic Shifts

For several years now, all us bloggers and pundits have been pushing the Chicken Little button and trying to get your attention. We all have been saying pretty much the same thing: Law firm practice and economics are morphing…more
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Game Your Way To Longer Life

In our last post we discussed legal “Gamification,” that is, approaching certain legal tasks as if they were a competitive game in order to maximize both individual and team engagement and produce superior legal outcomes. In…more
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It’s All in the Game: Managing Partners Come to Grips with “Gamification”

Many managing partners tell us they are struggling to get their arms around new tools and techniques for driving more efficiency and cost-effectiveness into legal service delivery. Firms are seeing more and more RFPs in which…more
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Notes On The New Year – 2014

A young American follower of Shinryu Suzuki, the famed founder of the San Francisco Zen Center, was bewildered by the Master’s abstruse, fractured-English lectures. He finally asked Suzuki if he could summarize the essence of…more
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Signs of the Times

When you spend a lot of time looking at the world through the lens of developments in the legal profession, sometimes the ironies of happenstance can slap you right square in the face. Take, for example, page B3 of the of the…more
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