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Moving Companies Forward: How Michelle Wilson Applies Her Expertise in Growth Companies to Her Role on the Board

Michelle Wilson knows growth. As senior vice president and general counsel for Amazon from 1999-2012, she helped guide the company through 13 years of growth. She currently serves on the boards of directors for Zendesk, Okta,...more

Relativity Certifications—Helping You Learn the Lingo

For Relativity gurus, making sense of kCura’s certification system is likely no sweat. However, for ediscovery outsiders or legal/IT professionals new to Relativity, all of the classes, tests and designations are a bit...more

Management Lessons from the Chicago Cubs

Despite the Cubs’ historic start to 2016, a true blue Cubs fan can’t help but remain skeptical about what the fall has in store for the team. A history of 100+ years of doing the same thing with the same annual result has...more

Avoiding Procrastination and Increasing Productivity in the Digital Age

For most lawyers, the day starts and ends either at your desk or on your phone. As a result, the amount of information we encounter on a daily basis can drain focus and in turn, decrease our efficiency. I want to share with...more

7 Rules for Working With the Press [Infographic]

Press – articles, being quoted in stories, becoming a recognized source – can be an unbelievable practice-building force, but only if you know how the process works. Here’s how – our Seven Rules for Working With the Press,...more

Stories Help Reinforce Key Messages

I am a devoted fan of National Public Radio and suspect many who are reading this post also find their news stories both informative and memorable. Nina Totenberg, who covers the Supreme Court, is a particular favorite of...more

How to Pull Off the Great Balancing Act | Law Practice Today

Maintaining a healthy balance between work and personal life can be challenging in any career. With the demanding workflow that comes with being a lawyer finding a balance can often prove to be even more challenging. However,...more

[Event] PREX16 — The Nation’s Premier Conference for In-House E-Discovery Professionals - September 13-15th, Portland, OR

Now in it's fifth year, the Conference on Preservation Excellence stands out as the only annual conference dedicated to the strategy and practice of in-house electronic discovery. This year PREX is expanding beyond just...more

Alumni Profile: Steven King – Ducks Unlimited

Steven King worked with Baker Donelson for six years as an associate in the Memphis office and is now the assistant general counsel for Ducks Unlimited (DU), a long-time client of the Firm. While a number of our attorneys...more

Get Connected: 4 Ways to Find the Perfect Organization

Are you looking for a great way to give back to the community? With busy careers and personal lives, it may be overwhelming to think about adding one more item to your to-do list, but getting involved can benefit you in many...more

5 Strategies to Grow Your Business – Action Items from the LSSO RainDance Conference

Sheenika Shah's recap in five lessons of the recent LSSO Raindance Conference in Chicago....more

Are You Investing Your Firm's Billable Hours Wisely? 10 Questions to Make Your Writing Efforts Matter

Law firms are in essence considering the job done once their articles are approved and published. But is the goal to just get it published? Isn’t the goal to get it read by the right people to the benefit of the attorney who...more

LMA 'Body of Knowledge' Helps Elevate Legal Marketers to Business Leaders

The Legal Marketing Association has developed a Body of Knowledge (BoK) to clearly define the accepted domains, competencies and associated skill sets needed at the essential and advanced levels of the legal marketing...more

Turn Virtual Connections Into Real-Life Opportunities - Q&A w/ Top Author @RichardBistrong  [Video]

A full recording of a recent webinar titled "Content, Connections & Community: Q&A with Richard Bistrong on Turning Virtual Visibility into Real-Life Opportunity..." As the title suggests, this terrific, wide-ranging...more

This Millennial’s Perspective

Since joining LawVision two years ago, I have become acutely aware that I’m a millennial. Now for some, this statement alone may have triggered a negative first impression. Why is that? For one, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce...more

The Antidote to Death by Meetings

Law firms love meetings. And in most law firms, meetings are ineffective because of broken structures, focus and outcomes. Let’s point out of the obvious: - Firms ask individuals who are the busiest, the most critical...more

The Write Stuff: Q&A with Top Author & Employment Attorney Daniel Schwartz

Write what you want to read. If you don’t find it interesting, your readers probably won’t either....more

Teaching Presentation Skills as a Core Competence

Whether the situation calls for a young associate to explain the applicability of a new statute to colleagues, a partner to present a client proposal or an industry group chair to deliver the keynote address at a conference,...more

The Write Stuff: Q&A with Top Author & Attorney David Smyth

It’s all about telling stories....more

The Write Stuff: Q&A with Top Author & Corporate Attorney Stephen Quinlivan

Although he doesn’t practice in a major coastal city, through his blog, Dodd-Frank.com, Quinlivan has been exposed to a national and international readership....more

[Webinar] Turning Virtual Visibility Into Real-Life Opportunity, Q&A with Richard Bistrong

Please tune in on Thursday, May 19 at 12 pm PT / 3 pm ET to learn about Richard’s approach to social media, content creation, and converting virtual connections into real-life business opportunities....more

The Write Stuff: Q&A with Top Author and Energy & Utilities Attorney Tod Griset

"Another element of success is when a new client comes into the office and they say that part of the reason they came to us is because they read my material. Or when a legislator or regulator says that they read my blog and...more

Feedback Fatigue?

Bloomberg recently published an article on the exhaustion many consumers are feeling about the plethora of customer satisfaction surveys they face. The piece attributes the steady increase in quick surveys to a number of...more

The Write Stuff: Q&A with Top Author & ERISA Attorney Ary Rosenbaum

Ary Rosenbaum is an ERISA/retirement plan attorney and for many years has been one of JD Supra's most well-read writers....more

The Write Stuff: Q&A with Top Author & Consumer Compliance and Banking Attorney Barbara Mishkin

Barbara Mishkin is one of our top banking/financial services writers on JD Supra....more

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