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How to Meet a New Prospect Without Cold-Calling

by LawVision Group LLC on

Orrick and other tech-savvy firms offer free advice and increase new business opportunities. Is your firm doing the same? For many lawyers, asking for an audience with people they don’t know is a challenge. The inability...more

What Makes A Great Law Firm

by Hayse LLC on

Greatness is not a function of circumstance. Greatness, it turns out, is largely a matter of conscious choice, and discipline. - Jim Collins - During a re-read of the Jim Collins classic “Good To Great”, I was struck by...more

It might be you

by Ary Rosenbaum on

Prior to starting my own law firm, I had made many different employer changes over the years to the point that my position as the head of my law firm is the longest time I’ve been employed at one place and that’s only...more

Five Steps to Making Your Law Firm More Dynamic

by Hayse LLC on

The legal services market is as competitive as ever-ask any law firm leader. More clients are bringing work in-house or turning to alternative providers. Law firms know that and fight fiercely over what is left. Lawyers...more

It’s November – Create A Stronger Law Firm in 2018

by Hayse LLC on

Most firms are in the final stretch for this year, wrestling with collections, budgets, promotions and compensation decisions. All of these are important activities. But, while focused on wrapping up 2017 let me suggest one...more

How and Where Do You Get Your News, Future Law Firm Leaders?

by LawVision Group LLC on

Finding reliable, real-time news sources and creating good habits to constantly monitor these outlets can be overwhelming for many young professionals. It took me a long time to identify my list of favored resources (tailored...more

The Potential Risks of “Senior” Leadership

by LawVision Group LLC on

Many law firm leadership teams are making key decisions today that will determine the long-term success or failure of their firms. The current mix of pressures on the rapidly evolving legal business model (e.g., client...more

Five Exercises for Toning Up a Law Firm’s Large Middle Section

by Hayse LLC on

Law firms look around and see that the attorney pyramid structure is crumbling or gone. In its place is an indistinct shape that often includes an oversized group of experienced lawyers not worthy, at least yet, of ownership....more

Embracing the Opportunities We Are Given

by Jackson Walker on

A veteran of both World War II and the Korean War with an innate sense of family and an exceptionally strong work ethic my maternal grandfather, Manuel, was someone that people naturally looked up to. And I was certainly no...more

Two Keys to Effective Law Firm Leadership

by Hayse LLC on

If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you. - Zig Ziegler - A number of things can cause one to land in a law firm leadership position; such as success in building a...more

Strategy and the 4th Quarter:  Can Law Firms Use This Time to Advance the Strategic Agenda?

by LawVision Group LLC on

It’s hard to believe but it’s here – the fourth quarter. The time when most law firms become intensely focused on the immediate, short-term, administrative and highly internal management needs of their organization. For...more

Is Your Managing Partner Becoming More Effective?

by Hayse LLC on

To become more effective, to improve — in any position in any organization — begins with and is dependent on periodic feedback and performance evaluation. Without the objective assessment that comes with these two elements,...more

PMI – An Insider’s Guide – Part 3: What to do When You’re Asked to Assist in a Potential Acquisition – Post-Integration Run Phase...

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

It’s been months since your company was all over the news with a splashy acquisition and the fanfare has died down a bit. There are rumors, quietly at first, but then persistently louder, that things aren’t going so well...more

PMI – An Insider’s Guide – Part 2: What to do When You’re Asked to Assist in a Potential Acquisition – Between Signed and Closed...

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

Your day starts with headlines screaming across the Internet – your company has acquired a particular entity (“Target”). The office is buzzing with the news and potential impacts – what does this mean for my role now and in...more

[Event] LPM Certification Workshop - October 19th-20th, New York, NY

by LawVision Group LLC on

The LPM Institute and LawVision Group are offering their popular two-day Legal Project Management Certification Workshop, one of the only legal-specific certification courses available, in October 19th & 20th in New York....more

Every executive committee member should read this book.

by Ross Fishman on

The legal world has changed. The Recession changed us and, unlike previous recessions, the profession that returned was not the latest version of the status quo. We’re in the middle of historic change, the confluence of...more

Is Your Culture Still Putting Your Firm at Risk?

by LawVision Group LLC on

In my last blog I posed a simple question – is your firm’s culture putting your firm at risk? My thoughts at that time were built entirely from the law firm perspective and were focused on internal issues and lawyers’...more

Adapt or Die – 4 Steps to Law Firm Sustainability

by Hayse LLC on

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change – Einstein - Adapting to change – At first blush the need to adapt is so obvious there would seem to be no need to discuss it. Then we see firm after firm, small to...more

Five Keys to an Effective Law Firm Divorce - Being Smart When the Thrill is Gone

by Hayse LLC on

“A discord of personalities” sometimes describes the genesis for marital divorce. It also can be an apt way to explain law firm break-ups when partners decide to go their separate ways. Although law firm break-ups happen...more

Is it Time to Restructure/Reposition Your Law Firm?

by Hayse LLC on

...Law Firms, like all businesses, are in a constant state of change. Similar to an annual check-up on your health, law firm leaders should periodically take the time to evaluate the condition of their firm in order to catch...more

What a Difference a Decade Makes…

by LawVision Group LLC on

It’s hard to believe the inflection point that marked the beginning of so much change in the legal world occurred ten years ago today on August 9, 2007. That was the day BNP Paribas closed withdrawals from three funds citing...more

How to Thrive with Clients that Don’t Use Law Firms Like They Used To?

by Hayse LLC on

Despite today’s times being better for many law firms, the positive trends do not signal a return to the gilded pre-2008 days; unfortunately, those days are gone for good. Law firms are fighting for market share in 2017 in an...more

Is Your Culture Putting Your Firm At Risk?

by LawVision Group LLC on

While I acknowledge the vital role that culture plays with respect to defining each law firm’s working environment, creating expected behaviors, and establishing a “glue” among the lawyers, I am increasingly seeing law firms...more

The Important First Step in Law Firm Client Succession

by Hayse LLC on

Succession planning of client relationships at law firms requires a thoughtful examination of a law firm’s past, present and future. Managing the transition of a senior lawyer’s practice to younger counterparts is not easy....more

The Makings of an Exceptional Law Firm Leader

by Hayse LLC on

A few weeks ago I shared some thoughts on the pivotal role leaders play in a post titled, “The Role of Leadership in Law Firm Success or Failure.” In today’s post, in an effort specifically designed to help identify the...more

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