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Reporting From the EDRM-Duke Law 2017 Spring Workshop: eDiscovery Best Practices

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This blog post is a little longer than most as there is a lot to cover here… This week, EDRM held its first Spring Workshop since it was acquired by Duke Law last August, which means this was the first workshop held at...more

Why I Like Coffee Meetings

I guess we all have a tendency to spend time doing the things we most enjoy. No doubt, I love investing time in the “big things” in my life – my family, best friends, other kindred spirits, time in the Word. These are a...more

All [A]Board: Insights and Inspirations for Your Journey to and in the Boardroom

[co-author: Olga Mack, Clearslide] Carly and Olga were law school classmates at Berkeley Law and have continued their friendship and professional collaboration ever since. They serve as board members for both for-profit...more

Lawyers, How Well Do You Know Your Clients' Business? Here's Why It Matters...

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How can we think that anything is more important to a lawyer’s professional reputation than being responsive and knowing the client’s business?...more

Interview with Robert Childress, CEO of The Master’s Conference: eDiscovery Trends

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As I mentioned earlier this month, The Master’s Conference is kicking off its 11th year with an event in San Francisco today. As part of our commitment to eDiscovery education, I’m delighted to be participating in the series...more

Business Development Not-to-Do #4: Build Relationships With Suspects

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Relationships have no inherent business value, only applied value. ...more

Pi-Shaped Professionals: A Model for Business Development Success

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For most attorneys, business development success depends upon how well you manage three factors....more

Do You Deserve Business Development Training?

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The days of paternalistic law firms maintaining client-less lawyers at their longtime compensation levels (or at all) is over....more

#LMA17: Conference Networking Tips From Our Friends

by Nancy Myrland on

We all have our reasons for attending Legal Marketing Association conferences. It might be to learn. It might be to meet like-minded people. It might be to network. It might be to discover new tools, services, or products we...more

#SMMW17 Networking Tips From Some Of The Best In The Business

by Nancy Myrland on

To say I am excited about the next two weeks of my personal and professional life is an understatement. Why? Because I am preparing to attend two very important conferences. The first, which is what I am focusing on in...more

Keep your politics off LinkedIn because it will hurt your brand

by Ary Rosenbaum on

I had a great interview with Bruce Johnston on this site about social media and I think one of the important lessons he taught was how LinkedIn wasn’t Facebook. It’s a networking tool and what you might post on Facebook isn’t...more

The Bright Line Between Lawyer Marketing and Sales

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Successful marketing gives you a willing person to sell to, but you still have to make the sale....more

Referrals are about helping, not making you $$$$

by Ary Rosenbaum on

The retirement plan industry is very close knit. Everyone knows who does great work and the few that don’t. Word travels fast about the good, the bad, and the ugly in this business....more

Supporting Gender Diversity in the Legal Profession: Carly Alameda’s WISE Perspective

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I want to see this group of women on the cutting edge of the evolving legal marketplace, coming up with new ideas and models for how law firms deliver better value to in-house counsel....more

7 Reasons Networking is Dead - Or Should Be...

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Networking is dead. It's been dead a long time. Thank goodness all I've ever really needed to be successful were my connections....more

Mary Mack of ACEDS: eDiscovery Trends

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This is the third of the 2017 Legaltech New York (LTNY) Thought Leader Interview series. eDiscovery Daily interviewed several thought leaders at LTNY (aka Legalweek) this year to get their observations regarding trends at...more

How to Connect and Build Business at Conferences: Back-to-Basics Checklist

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Here's a proven checklist for maximizing your investment before, during, and after a conference....more

Political Discourse and Professionalism

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We’ve been part of numerous professional services client discussions where the question asked is, “Can I discuss politics on social media?” The answer we generally give is, “No,” as one always risks losing favor from the...more

21 Rules for an Effective Business Lunch

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I come from a skiing family – not a “luxury condo at Vail” kind of skiing family, but more of a “tromp through the parking lot in ski boots with your sack lunch because your mom won’t let you buy a $12 burger in the lodge”...more

Are Networking Events Worth Your Time?

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I read a great article in the Harvard Business Review on networking.  In “Don’t Waste Your Time on Networking Events,” author Derek Coburn suggests that networkers are not achieving the results they’re looking for through...more

Playing the Board Game: Tips for Networking Onto a Corporate Board

by Farella Braun + Martel LLP on

Legal experience alone is unfortunately not high on the list of skill sets companies are looking for to fill an open board seat. But lawyers tend to have a knack for one of the key skills necessary to join a corporate board:...more

Lawyers, Is Social Media Worth It? You Decide.

by Nancy Myrland on

I’ve heard these comments, or ones similar to them, many times in the past several years. “I’m not sure this is all worth it….this Social Media thing.” “I tried LinkedIn, but it didn’t produce anything for me.”...more

Your Emails Shouldn’t Be Like Hotel California

by Ary Rosenbaum on

I write a lot because social media gets my name out there at a much lower cost than hiring a public relations. director. I know because I’ve been there and done that. I write articles, I blog, and I started this crazy...more

The Building Blocks of Board Service: Determining if Board Service is Right For You

Understanding the basics of board service is a necessary first step for those interested in joining a board of directors. In part one of this three-part series, we shared insights from Sheila Ronning, CEO and founder of Women...more

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