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Sales Is a Five-Letter Word Attorneys Need to Learn

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The sales skill set is incredibly important for professionals to learn, even though - especially even if - you’re not in sales....more

Life in the Silo

by Dechert LLP on

We at Dechert had our annual business meeting last week in Miami (tough duty). Nestled in the general atmospherics of bon ami and collegiality were sessions on collaboration and connectivity amongst the lawyers in our firm. ...more

Law Firm Merger-A Way to Solve the Succession Dilemma

by Hayse LLC on

For many law firms, succession to the next generation presents a formidable and daunting challenge. Leadership may have been too busy to plan ahead for succession. Turnover at the firm may have dealt a blow to the goal of...more

Local Legend: Manny Rouvelas

by K&L Gates LLP on

Emanuel “Manny” Rouvelas has been on the front lines of the maritime industry in Washington, D.C. for almost 50 years. He started as the U.S. Senate’s primary maritime staffer in 1969, where he helped write major pieces of...more

Well Facilitated Meetings Yield Productive Results: Here's How...

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A smart checklist of ideas to consider when planning your next facilitation with other professionals, clients, and even potential clients....more

"Authenticity" Might be Cliche, But It's Essential to Building Client Relationships

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Even though the word "authenticity" might make your skin crawl, it's actually a pretty important concept for lawyers - it's a buzzword for a reason....more

Merger and the Underperforming Law Firm

by Hayse LLC on

As firms consider their strategic position , a number of law firms are finding themselves underperforming relative to peer firms. For some, it is deja vu...for the second, third or fourth consecutive year. You don’t need...more

Seeking Paths to Lawyer Well-Being

by Hellmuth & Johnson PLLC on

"Physician, heal thyself," is a maxim as old as the bible. Although we are not doctors, self-healing is also expected in the legal profession. After all, we are typically fantastic when it comes to solving our client's...more

Achieving Stability and Longevity for Your Law Firm-Five Fundamentals

by Hayse LLC on

Almost daily, lawyers come together and open new law firms. High expectations accompany such births. With owners committing to work hard, promising to exercise given and acquired skills, and counting on a little (but not too...more

The (Legal) Innovator's Dilemma: Making Innovation Work in BigLaw

by Zero on

How leadership can enact real, innovative change via technology within their law firms....more

Can A Lawyer Only Work 40 Hours?

by Stange Law Firm, PC on

The 9 am to 5 pm work week is a staple in lots of industries. You come in at 9 am and you leave at 5 pm. You only work Monday through Friday. Mixed in you get a break in the middle of each work day. You then get to take the...more

Merger and Operating Cost

by Hayse LLC on

If your law firm is considering a merger, it is a perfect time to evaluate the operating cost associated with the combined organizations. Mergers are risky transactions. Having operating costs in line will decrease...more

Lawyers, Who Is Building Your Client Relationships Today?

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Play the lead role in your business development and client relationships. Here's how....more

It's Time to Talk About Gender Bias in the Legal Profession - CLOC Recap

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Get over the fear of not knowing what to say and do your part....more

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

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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

An Obvious Solution to Many Challenges Within the Legal Industry – The Sabbatical??

by LawVision Group LLC on

As suggested by the question marks in the title, this following post is intended to be a thought-piece…not a recommendation for the entire legal industry. Most law firms I know do not offer sabbaticals as a benefit to...more

Driving Organizational Change Within Your Law Firm: Collaboration, Consensus, and Buy-In

by JD Supra Perspectives on

Collaboration, consensus and buy-in all serve a role in driving progress in law firms. Here's why and how....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

Law Firm Merger Checklist Item-Culture

by Hayse LLC on

The spring of 2018 has produced a spate of large law firm mergers. Despite this noticeable activity, the interest in mergers is not something new-over 600 mergers and acquisitions have closed since 2007. Based on the tactic’s...more

Helping Lawyers See the Bigger Picture - Market Leaders Podcast with Paul Lipton at Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell

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Join David Ackert as he interviews Paul Lipton, Director of Professionalism, Career and Skill Development at Rumberger, Kirk and Caldwell in this episode of the Market Leaders Podcast. Tune in to hear David and Paul...more

Lawyers: General Counsel Beg For Billing Changes

by Nancy Myrland on

I just finished reading an article by Kristen Rasmussen on’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

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

Web Exclusive: March 2018: The Top 13 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes all through 2017. And if the first three months...more

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