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PE Opportunity in Litigation Financing

by Mintz Levin on

Litigation financing has quickly grown from a fledging concept into a robust industry. The concept is simple: in exchange for a share of any proceeds, a financing firm agrees to pay all or a portion of the plaintiff’s legal...more

Here’s the Latest Buyers Guide for Everything “eDisclosure”: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

How many suppliers of eDiscovery (“eDisclosure”) software and services are there?  At least 98.  How do I know that?  I know that because that’s how many suppliers Andrew Haslam lists in the eDisclosure Systems Buyers Guide –...more

Law Firm Business Development Through Listening & Efficiency - LeftFoot Podcast with David Patient of Travers Smith

by JD Supra Perspectives on

On episode 104 of the LeftFoot podcast, Nicole Giantonio talks with Travers Smith, Managing Partner, David Patient. David is clear on the approach he’s personally employed while growing Travers Smith in Europe, noting the...more

Don’t show clients you don’t care

by Ary Rosenbaum on

It’s one of the greatest lines in a movie and even my 11-year-old daughter knows it. Harrison Ford playing Richard Kimble finds the gun that Federal Marshal Samuel Gerard played by Tommy Lee Jones dropped in The Fugitive....more

ABA Explains When a Lawyer Must Tell a Client About a Mistake by the Lawyer

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility recently released Formal Opinion 481 addresses the question when a lawyer who has made a mistake must tell the client about...more

Attorney Client Privilege is Not Dead – At Least Not in Pennsylvania

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Confidential information that you give to your attorney is still protected in Pennsylvania. The duty to keep your information confidential is known as the attorney-client privilege. The duty is called a “privilege” because it...more

Lawyers: General Counsel Beg For Billing Changes

by Nancy Myrland on

I just finished reading an article by Kristen Rasmussen on Law.com’s Daily Report about Peter Carter, Delta’s Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, and Corporate Secretary who, along with other top lawyers from...more

Best Practice Tips for the Law Firm Records Management Professional

by Epiq on

Law firms are in the information business. Information is a critical operational asset for firms, and is effectively the primary product. With the dramatic explosion of the volume of information and the risks inherent in...more

Do Your Clients Like You?

by Wicker Park Group on

Advanced technology was supposed to free us up to work less, spend time with our loved ones and pursue hobbies. Instead, these devices are just shackling us to work and creating blurred lines between our work and personal...more

April Showers Bring…??

by LawVision Group LLC on

The first quarter is behind us and the legal industry as a whole seems to be doing reasonably well. Early reports on AMLaw firm performance suggests that at least most (though not all) of the larger firms are doing very...more

An Important Message To Law Firm Management – #LMA18

by Nancy Myrland on

I am writing this as I begin my evening flight home from New Orleans to Indianapolis. The Legal Marketing Association (LMA) Annual Conference just ended yesterday, which is always a bittersweet time for me as I am filled with...more

Legal Project Management

In this podcast, Nicole Fiamingo of McNees discusses her role and responsibilities as a Legal Project Management Coordinator. ...more

Do More Than 83% of Law Firm Mergers Fail?

by Hayse LLC on

A Forbes article references a KPMG study which indicated that 83% of mergers fail to yield a favorable return to stockholders while a separate A. T. Kearney study determined that mergers overall yield a negative return to...more

What Every Lawyer Should Do This Spring

by Wicker Park Group on

The weather should be better, and the days are getting longer. Spring is upon us, which means it’s time to contemplate some professional spring cleaning. The legal-industry version of spring cleaning is not much different...more

How to Develop a Client-Centric Approach to Business Development at Your Law Firm

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Clients come to law firms because they need help finding and implementing solutions – each law firm employee is in essence a legal solution provider and a problem solver. And in a crowded and often unpredictable business...more

Clients who don’t pay aren’t clients

by Ary Rosenbaum on

I always believe that the retirement plan business is a relationship-driven business. It’s also a small world of industry where providers know providers nationwide. This belief has certainly helped my law firm practice grow...more

Technology Isn't Making Legal Decisions - LeftFoot Podcast with Lucy Bassli of LawGeex

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Law Firms Are Poised to Offer Broad Solutions Lucy Bassli’s new adventure allows her to have a broad impact on the legal industry. Through her work at LawGeex and the organization she founded, InnoLegal Services, she...more

What Was Your Name Again?

by Wicker Park Group on

Whenever I attend a conference, tradeshow or social gathering with people I have yet to meet, I make it a point to try and add a few new friends or professional contacts to my network. Sound familiar? Yet it is not unusual...more

Employees want to get paid more, while clients want to pay less

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

Running a law firm can result in having to balance various competing interests. One of the most interesting quandaries that a law firm can face is realizing that employees almost always want to get paid more, while clients...more

On Becoming a Sought-After Lawyer - LeftFoot Podcast with Kirkland Partner, Dale Cendali

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Expertise and Reputation A lawyer labeled as ‘commercial’ is a good thing. Commercial lawyers are interested in quickly and cheaply resolving the client’s business problems as emphasized in a recent interview with Kirkland...more

Legal Project Management: It’s Not Just for Big Firms Anymore

by LawVision Group LLC on

Last month when I was participating in the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) annual Project Management for Lawyers seminar, several panelists’ comments resonated with me. One remark was made by a Shareholder, Tim O’Leary,...more

Be Relentless About Continuous Improvement

by Jaburg Wilk on

This is so important for all of us. No matter what you do, you can always improve yourself and your team. It can mean learning related to what you work on, or improving processes or procedures for your team. ...more

A Client-Approved Checklist Before You Go On Vacation

by Wicker Park Group on

We’ve been traveling to see our clients a lot this spring, and I’ve been averaging two cities a week for a few weeks now. Last week, I noticed a change. There were more families, more packs of unaccompanied young people...more

ALSP – Not Just Your Daddy’s LPO, Part Two: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

...Tom’s overview is split into four parts, so we’ll cover each part separately. We covered part one last Thursday. Here’s part two. What is an ALSP? The first consideration in understanding new generation ALSPs is to...more

“I Missed the Conference; Now What?” How to Salvage Missing a Networking Opportunity

by LawVision Group LLC on

Okay, you planned to go to an industry conference to do some much-needed networking. You had high hopes of meeting new people, securing some leads for exciting work, and establishing yourself as a thought leader in the...more

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