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10 Trends Law Firm CMOs See Happening Right Now

by LawVision Group LLC on

In a recent roundtable meeting of CMOs from mid-sized regional firms, participants identified 10 trends they are seeing in 2017....more

ABA Encourages Encryption of Emails When Transmitting Confidential Client Information

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

In a recent formal Ethics Opinion, the American Bar Association stressed that lawyers must make reasonable efforts to prevent inadvertent or unauthorized access to confidential information relating to the representation of...more

5 Early Warning Signs of Law Firm Decline

by Hayse LLC on

Most problems are more easily resolved when addressed early. Pressures driving law firm instability and decline are no exception. The likelihood of early detection is enhanced by incorporating a routine...more

Creating content: is it worth the investment?

by Adrian Dayton on

Is it worth it for firms to create content? Is it worth it to take fee-earners off billable projects to write blog posts, white papers, and articles for newsletters?...more

Different Power Rules Apply to Men than to Women (LWB Farewell Series)

by William Henderson on

A just released study by the Yale Law Women documents that class participation at Yale Law tends to be disproportionately male (H/T to Jeff and Lior Strahilevitz at Prawfblawg). Although the report offers prescriptive advice...more

Bi-Modal Distribution: A Picture of the Melting Right Mode (LWB Farewell Series)

by William Henderson on

The biggest break I ever got in my academic career occurred nearly ten years ago when I attended the Council meeting for Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar at the August 2007 ABA Annual Meeting. I was one...more

Lawyers in Flow: Get out of your Head and into your Case

by Zelle LLP on

Time Magazine recently listed the legal profession as one of the five worst high-paying jobs in the country. "Lawyers turn to drugs and alcohol because their jobs suck. ... With those fat paychecks come long hours,...more

Talent and Client Retention and Growth: Nothing Grows Under the Banyan Tree

by LawVision Group LLC on

“Nothing grows under a banyan tree.” This Indian proverb speaks of leadership styles. The banyan is a great tree. It spreads its branches, drops air-roots, develops secondary trunks and covers the land. A full grown banyan...more

5 Fundamentals of Collecting Fees

by Dentons on

It pays to implement an effective billing system—literally. On the front end, having a system in place increases realization rates because it gets money in the door. On the back end, fee disputes and related malpractice...more

Be accountable to your clients

by Ary Rosenbaum on

People don’t like to be accountable for the most part. It’s just human nature to blame someone else. Heck, I used to do it at work and I still do it at home....more

The Growing Importance of Data Analytics for Corporate Legal Departments

This month, the Coalition of Technology Resources for Lawyers (“CTRL”) released the results of its survey regarding the use of analytics by corporate legal departments. Data analytics is the use of specialized data systems or...more

Client Satisfaction is Dead…

by LawVision Group LLC on

Client satisfaction is dead – or you may be, if that is your primary focus as an organization. This seemingly radical statement is but one conclusion you might draw from reading Value As a Service, a fabulous new book by Rob...more

Law Firm Professional Development: The Importance of Trust

by LawVision Group LLC on

An element that is rarely included in professional development and related business development curriculums in law firms is the topic of “trust.” Trust is difficult to quantify and as a result, difficult to measure. So...more

Saving the Lawyers One Breath at a Time: Mindfulness in the Law

by Zelle LLP on

The role of a lawyer in a democratic society is significant in that lawyers ensure that the democracy is functional and its citizens enjoy fundamental human rights. Acting as advocates and advisers, lawyers also play an...more

10 Questions That Need Answers for a Successful 2017 (and Beyond)

by LawVision Group LLC on

At about this time last year, I wrote a blog about 10 Projects That Can Produce Big Results in 2016. My goal was to get each reader’s firm to focus on one signature project from a “menu” of options that would have a positive...more

Law Firm Business Development: Reducing Stress in 2017

by LawVision Group LLC on

What does stress have to do with business development? A lot. Building, maintaining and growing a significant practice coupled with billable hour requirements and participating in managing the firm all equal stress. These...more

Who Will Be Income Partners in the Future?

by LawVision Group LLC on

In July, I wrote a blog entitled Who Will Be the Owners of Law Firms in the Future. My goal at that time was to start to share my prognostications on where the business of law is going and what the law firm of the future will...more

The World Really is Different: Realizing that Change is Okay

by LawVision Group LLC on

A few weeks ago, while facilitating an All-Lawyer retreat, I had an interesting ah-hah moment. This was an unusual retreat. In the course of our consulting work we facilitate and attend a lot of client retreats, but most of...more

A client is a friend with a problem.

by Ross Fishman on

One of the best definitions I’ve seen came from the website of Denver law firm Fairfield and Woods, quoting one of its long-time partners...more

The Cowen Group 2016 eDiscovery and Litigation Support Salary Report: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

A couple of weeks ago, we covered the Robert Half 2017 Legal Salary Guide with a specific focus on litigation support and eDiscovery salaries.  This week, we’re covering results from the Tenth Annual Salary Survey from The...more

A Half Salary Guide is a Whole Salary Guide: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

When it’s from Robert Half. Robert Half’s 2017 Legal Salary Guide (downloadable from here) once again features salary ranges for more than 100 positions in the legal field and provides some other interesting statistics, as...more

New to Chambers? 6 Ways to Streamline the Process AND Improve Results

by Knapp Marketing on

It’s that time of year again! Submission dates for various practice areas and states for Chambers USA are due in the Fall, and Knapp Marketing gets many inquiries from law firms asking for guidance in the process. For firms...more

AI and the Law: The Paradigm Shift Hits the Fan

by Pamela Woldow on

AI – artificial intelligence – and its relatives, digital research engines, “bots,” and other automatons, have made their beachhead in the legal profession, and it really looks like this is gonna change everything....more

How to Fail at Collaboration

by Pamela Woldow on

We all know that many law firms send mixed messages to their lawyers (and often to their clients, too). They talk the talk, but they don’t walk the walk, particularly when it comes to the informal norms and values that...more

Law Firm Talent Retention: Culture Matters

by LawVision Group LLC on

Millennials, Gen-Xers, Baby Boomers, Silent Generation, etc. Much has been written and I dare say speculated about why things are not working well between the generations. This includes such generic statements such as,...more

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