Valorem Law Group LLC

Partners can no longer claim to be victims

The principal victims of this phenomenon have been those lawyers who become trapped in the culture of short-termism. That culture is especially rampant among the prestigious big firms, where, as a group, lawyers are the…more

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10 Value Questions Inside Counsel Should Be Asking Themselves

1. Has your management mandated (or gently suggested) that you reduce your spend on litigation? Would it be a good career move if you achieved a reduction in total spend? 2. Do your law firms spend more than the…more

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Kaye Scholer’s clients need to check their bills

Another law firm has motivated its associates to spend more time rather than less getting their work done. Kaye Scholer is paying upwards of $20,000 in additional bonuses to those who exceed 2,200 hours per year. The firm’s…more

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Some still doubt value of client satisfaction interviews

I am flabbergasted. I just opened up my first email this morning. It is from Joyce Smiley at JKS Company, and she sends a periodic report, also published online, Verbatim, What Clients Say. The lead paragraph states... …more

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Some free advice to recent law grads

For reasons entirely unbeknownst to me, professors, law deans and others in law school frequently refer law school grads to me to suggest approaches to the legal workforce…more

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It’s hard to make this stuff up

Michael Rynowecer writes as “The Mad Clientist” and his latest post, Outtakes for the Client Service Laboratory makes you wonder just what kind of drug-induced haze so many seem to live in. Take these two examples..…more

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Great insights on patchwork mentors

The latest insight from my partner, Nicole Auerbach, in her monthly feature, Insights From The Corner Office (even though she voluntarily gave up her corner office for more windows and a better view)..…more

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Nicole Auerbach and lessons from a middle office with a view

My partner Nicole Auerbach, proud owner of a middle office, recounts the lessons learned when she voluntarily gave up her corner office, and also those from some other risks she’s taken along the way. This is her story, as first…more

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Major Tom to Message Control

Like many, I've been following the Obama administration's response to the IRS scandal. The response has seemed to be a mix of defense and pushing an Obi-Wan Kenobi message of, "These are not the droids you're looking for ..."…more

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How the billable hour hurts women [Video]

Nicole Auerbach, partner at Valorem Law Group, discusses the pay disparity between women and men equity partners in law firms. Although women make up more than half of law school graduates (since the early 1990's) the billable…more

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Comparing Suicide Pricing by Lawyers and Antitrust Claims for Below-Cost...

Seemingly unrelated, the WSJ’s discussion of antitrust claims challenging below-cost pricing (Antitrust Busters with Gavels, 4/26/2013) and the Internet tabloid Above the Law’s discussion of increased use of “suicide pricing” by…more

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