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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

Senior Media Director Michael Bond Looks At “Making Marketing Plans That Work” In LMA Mid-Atlantic Newsletter

by Blattel Communications on

Blattel Communications Senior Media Director Michael Bond authored the Legal Marketing Association (LMA) – Mid-Atlantic Region Newsletter article titled, “Make Marketing Plans That Work.” The piece considers how law firm...more

Chips Ahoy: #Meltdown and #Spectre Implications for Legal Professionals Part I

Recent press reports talk about a newly discovered form of security threat that involves attackers exploiting common features of modern microprocessors (aka chips) that power our computers, tablets, smartphones, and other...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

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

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

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

Advisors Advantage - January 2017

by Ary Rosenbaum on

Plan Providers Should Encourage Participants To Rollover Assets. In so many ways, it makes sense. There are so many issues in advising retirement plan sponsors in your role as a retirement plan provider that you may...more

Unfinished Business the continuing impact of Jewel v Boxer

by Dentons on

Like any other business, law firms sometimes fail. While the failures of large law firms are well-publicized, smaller law firms can be just as or even more susceptible to failure, as the unexpected departure of the firm’s...more

The Underlying Connection in My Most-read Posts of 2017

by Valorem Law Group LLC on

Courtesy of JD Supra, I get data every month on how many times my posts are read. I thought it might be an interesting exercise to identify the 5 most-read posts of 2017 and see if there is any common thread. ...more

Top 3 Takeaways from Dayton’s Social Media Masterclass

by Adrian Dayton on

On December 12, 2017 Adrian Dayton hosted his first ever Social Media Master Class. This master class was aimed toward taking the top 10% of all social media users and turning them into elite social media users. It meant for...more

A Farewell to Arms

by Pamela Woldow on

This is the last post of At the Intersection. As 2017 ends, so will this blog. We are going to stop the presses. Bank the fires. Wind it up. Cease and desist. All that. For over a decade now, At the Intersection has...more

A Reminder for Non-Resident Attorneys Seeking to Practice in New York: Be Sure to Comply with Judiciary Law § 470!

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

This week, we examine the answer to a simple question: may an out-of-state lawyer serve as counsel in a New York state court proceeding absent making a motion for admission pro hac vice? To answer this slightly ambiguously...more

Tips for Ensuring Compliance With Ethical Obligations

by Dentons on

Most attorneys are aware of the ethical obligations owed to clients and take them seriously. However, instead of simply assuming that their attorneys are in compliance with their ethical obligations, law firms can take steps...more

Lower Revenue? Lower Utilization? Watch out BigLaw — You Might Be Doing Something Right

by Pamela Woldow on

Editors’ Note: The boom in Legal Project Management (LPM) has been accompanied by a skeptical backbeat: “Does LPM really work? How does LPM work? Does LPM have costs as well as benefits?” Husch Blackwell has fully embraced...more

In-House Counsel: How to Avoid Missteps in the Social Media Minefield

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

While social media has become ubiquitous, attorneys are subject to particular restrictions online. During Ward and Smith’s 2017 In-House Counsel Seminar two attorneys reviewed some of the potential pitfalls in-house counsel...more

Billable Bitcoins: Why it Pays for Lawyers to Accept Cryptocurrency

With bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies reaching shocking new prices seemingly every day, some people have finally started putting the new payment systems to real use – paying lawyers. Earlier this fall Nebraska became the...more

6 Keys To A Healthy Law Firm – Food For Thought

by Hayse LLC on

For years, we’ve known two things about personal health: ‘We are what we eat’ and ‘We need to move more.’ Specific admonitions and instructions change, but the theme is consistent. The human body needs a balance of...more

Law Firm Business Development: Holiday Tips

by LawVision Group LLC on

The holiday season is upon us yet again. Wouldn’t it be easier if the end of the year came along at some other time during the year?! Instead, everything seems to get crammed into these last two months resulting into what...more

The Rapidly Shifting Law Firm: Responding to Client Needs and Building Trust

by Goodwin on

Goodwin Senior Counsel Brackett Denniston, former Senior VP and general Counsel at GE, recently sat down with Mike Caplan, Goodwin’s Chief operating officer, to discuss the shifting demands on today’s law firms and how to...more

Don’t give it away for free

by Ary Rosenbaum on

Many years ago, I did income tax returns for a flat fee. It didn’t become the success that I thought it would be, but it was worth a try. I had the ProSeries tax software, which is the professional version of TurboTax. I had...more

Five Steps for Law Firms Wanting a Good 2018

by Hayse LLC on

For law firm leaders closing in on the end of 2017, there is no rest for the weary. They are working hard to finish the year off well. Collecting bills, distributing profits, retaining talent are just a few of the things on...more

Benesch Law Ops - December 2017

by Benesch on

Almost a dozen years ago, Benesch developed a formal client assessment program. Firm leadership believes this program is essential to our success in servicing our clients. The program includes a visit by the Chairman of the...more

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