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The Essence of Business Development for Lawyers

by JD Supra Perspectives on

To succeed at business development, you need five things....more

Time to Turn the Wheel Again? Or Will This Year be Different?

by LawVision Group LLC on

Can 2018 really be here already? A year ago, in “2017 – The Year to Try Something New?”, I argued that 2017 was already a year of change outside the legal profession (“The Cubs are national champions and University of...more

Failing Strategies and Law Firm Success

by Hayse LLC on

I recently finished a review of the 2018 version of the Georgetown University Law Center’s Report on the State of the Legal Market. Although the report contains numerous quantitative facts reflecting continued struggles for...more

Benefits of Videoconferencing for your International Depositions (Updated)

by Planet Depos, LLC on

All the details that go into international depositions make for a lengthy list. The length alone can be intimidating to some, while a detail or two may prove daunting to others. Travel requirements are a perfect example, as...more

Resiliency and Law Firm Business Development: A Conversation with Paula Davis-Laack

by JD Supra Perspectives on

For those not excited about executing tactical business development responsibilities; networking; pitching on business without success, and generally taking time to grow your practice when you prefer to practice law– this...more

Legal Project Management Series: Defining Fundamental Principles

by Exterro, Inc. on

One topic that’s been earning more and more mindshare in the world of e-discovery is legal project management (LPM). Thinking about what article or articles to write on the topic, I vaguely recalled a famous quote, perhaps...more

Meeting GDPR Requirements - Is Your E-Discovery Process Ready for the EU’s New Data Privacy Rules?

by Zapproved LLC on

Buzz is building around the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which becomes law May 25, 2018 — and for good reason. The GDPR’s strict personal data guidelines require that all companies doing business and/or...more

Three Ways Social Media Marketing Is Like Being An EDM DJ

by Adrian Dayton on

Hello! I’m Bill Boulden, Chief Technology Officer of Clearview Social. But something you might not know about me is that when I am not at my desk, slinging the “zeroes and ones”, I’m at the DJ booth on the “ones and twos”....more

5 Ways to Make Your Tax Reform Alert the One People Read

by Adrian Dayton on

Last week I trained lawyers and accountants in five different cities on LinkedIn and blogging, and everywhere across the United States there was one opportunity on everybody’s chapped lips: tax reform. Everybody is talking...more

Lawyers: What Does 2018 Have To Do With A Grocery Store?

by Nancy Myrland on

Have you ever gone to the grocery store on an empty stomach, or when you’re tired? Did you wander aimlessly around the aisles, throwing all kinds of food in your cart that looked good at the moment? You might have started in...more

The Associate Perspective on Law Firm Business Development: LeftFoot Q&A with Four Women Attorneys at Goodwin

by JD Supra Perspectives on

For our first episode of 2018 LeftFoot features four women associates from the Goodwin Private Equity and Mergers & Acquisitions business. We share their perspective on business development and taking on business development...more

A Policyholder Perspective on the Unique Challenges of a Three-Way Mediation

I recently participated in a negotiation with an insurer who had denied coverage for an underlying errors and omissions claim in the mid-seven figures. The insurer’s counsel and I exchanged stern letters, each explaining why...more

The Law Firm of the Future

by Valorem Law Group LLC on

Several news items, reports and articles in recent weeks have provided insights that should make traditional law firms nervous. Here’s what caught my eye: According to BTI Consulting, the financial services industry has...more

3 Ways Artificial Intelligence Will Transform Law Firm Email in 2018

by Zero on

Artificial intelligence is finally coming to email and for lawyers and law firms it’s going to change everything....more

The Sustainable 2018 Resolution for Lawyers: Better Business Development

by JD Supra Perspectives on

How to implement and sustain business development planning, all year long....more

What Lawyer Teams Can Learn About the Power of Collaboration from Rowing Crew

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Good things happen when people come together to achieve a common goal. ...more

LinkedIn as a Business Development Tool for Lawyers? Here Are Five Ways to Get Started

by JD Supra Perspectives on

How to build value from participation in the world’s largest online professional network? Here are five ways to get started....more

Five Steps for Preparing Your Law Firm for a Great Future

by Hayse LLC on

Predicting the future of the legal services industry is no easy task. The complexity of its landscape makes divining next year, let alone the coming years, difficult. Prophesying about the future, however, is not simply an...more

Things That Plan Providers Don’t Tell You as a 401(k) Plan Sponsor

by Ary Rosenbaum on

When my wife and I bought our house, there were quite a few things that the previous owner forgot to tell us such as the fact they never bothered to pull the pipes from the dental office run by a previous owner 20 years...more

What can your firm learn from the 50 most read topics of 2017?

by Adrian Dayton on

Don’t spin your wheels in 2018, make this the year you dial in your content strategy. So how do you choose what to right about? Don’t just go with your gut, follow the data. What do your customers really care about? I always...more

Learning from 2017 and Looking Forward to 2018

by Dentons on

The end of the year is an ideal time for attorneys to look back on the recent developments in legal malpractice law that may impact their practices for years to come. It is also a good time for attorneys to look forward to...more

An End to Over-Preservation? An Expert Perspective on the FRCP

by Exterro, Inc. on

This blog post is adapted from commentary on Rule 37 by William F. Hamilton, Legal Skills Professor and Executive Director, UF Law E-Discovery Project Fredric G. Levin College of Law, University of Florida, in FRCP &...more

Hsu Untied interview with Rick Climan, Partner at Hogan Lovells

My guest on Hsu Untied is Rick Climan, a Partner at Hogan Lovells and one of the leading M&A lawyers who has handled some of the most prominent and industry-changing acquisitions in the technology and life sciences sectors...more

The Most Important Skill for Lawyers in 2018

by Wicker Park Group on

Adaptability. In every conversation I have with in-house counsel and the lawyers who support and serve them, the single most important trait clients value and lawyers pride themselves on is adaptability. Often other words...more

LEI delay helps firms but the pressure is still on

On December 20, 2017, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) announced a six month Legal Entity Identifiers (LEI) grace period, but firms must be in the process of obtaining client LEIs. You need the insight...more

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