Yes. But only under certain restrictions.
I’ve been asked to conduct a lot of summer-associate training over the years, but only rarely have I done it exclusively for the summer kids.
Instead, I typically...more
Law firms across the country once again are visiting law school campuses to interview students for much sought after summer associate or entry-level positions. A lot of time and effort will be devoted to this process, and...more
The initial two paragraphs of Richard Susskind’s newest book, Tomorrow’s Lawyers, are perhaps the boldest and most confident of any commentator currently writing on the legal industry:
This book is a short introduction...more
There’s no point in connecting to the other lawyers in your firm on LinkedIn, right? I mean, you already know them. Wrong. LinkedIn.com, the premier social network for professionals across the world, isn’t just about...more
I recently attended a workshop hosted by Bryan Cave’s San Francisco Office as part of the firm’s Women’s Initiative. The workshop was lead by coaches from Suite Track. At the end of the presentation, the coaches challenged...more
Law firm partners have a curious approach to addressing client needs. Imagine a crowded subway car in which a General Counsel is sitting comfortably while a Biglaw partner stands next to him. When the train lurches, the...more
What Ails Big Law?” was written in the early summer of 2009, shortly after the completion of FutureFirm 1.0 — a “collaborative competition” in which teams of law firm partners, in-house lawyers, and junior associates competed...more
I’ve been engaged in a lively discussion with other legal marketers in which two topics I love, basketball and leadership, have come together nicely. You don’t have to be a basketball fan, or even a sports fan, to benefit...more
A position in a law firm not only requires performing well for the attorneys you are working for and ultimately the clients, but understanding and embracing the business of law....more
In a previous post, I described the “Quiet Herd Cutter” problem, a term I have used to describe a phenomenon especially prevalent in law firms where employees’ failure to meet expectations results in being quietly excluded...more
We are pleased to welcome Katie Slater to the blog today. Katie Slater is a recovering attorney turned professional coach who helps lawyers and other analytical types with their professional development. She’s also one of the...more
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
Originally Published in American Bar Association Litigation News, December 13, 2012.
A contract attorney for a plaintiff's firm who had previously represented the defendant in the same case was not "associated" with her...more
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