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Marketing know-how and business development of law firms

Many lawyers entered 2022 determined to step up their business development efforts to acquire more clients. And they pledged to spend less time on paperwork so they could spend more time practicing law. “The most satisfying thing you can have as a lawyer is a solid relationship with a client where they trust what you […]

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As law firm professionals shift to other sectors, it could create a shortage of qualified personnel

Law firm leaders are increasingly concerned about losing professional talent, and not just to other law firms. They fear that people with transferable expertise, such as human resources, information technology, marketing and sales, will leave the legal industry altogether if certain demands are not met. At the Association of Legal Administrators annual conference and expo […]

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Women dominate the professional ranks of law firms, new survey finds

A first-of-its-kind survey of the diversity of law firm professional teams found that many firms were more diverse than they thought and had a strong female presence, but that the senior ranks at within these teams were more evenly distributed. . The results of the survey, conducted by Calibrate Legal, suggest that women play a […]

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Balancing Internal and Law Firm Resources to Optimize eDiscovery | Association of Certified Electronic Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)

In any collaboration between internal eDiscovery teams and law firms, balancing resources is essential to effectively support client outcomes. On August 17, 2021, ACEDS Global Advisory Board Chairman Ari Kaplan moderated a panel discussion on this holistic process and best practices for improving communication between internal teams and law firms, vendors or external advice. The […]

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Law firm Boon Fueling Law Life Sciences is going nowhere

Life sciences work – across transactions, intellectual property and regulatory issues – has provided a silver lining in Big Law business in 2020 that companies expect to fuel a 2021 even more promising. The pandemic, in particular, has created a growing need for regulatory and business experts, among others, as businesses look to the digital […]

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The next act of the former CEO of Parsons Behle Lab? Rethinking the business model of the company

There is no better time than the present, unless of course this present is taking place against the backdrop of a global pandemic. Nonetheless, Tomu Johnson decided to open his new two-lawyer law firm, The Broad Axe, in June, confident that more than a year of working from home has adequately prepared clients for a […]

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How I Created the Office Managing Partner: “Learn what a law firm does and establish your own vision of its success,” says Nicole Brennig of DLA Piper

Nicole Brennig, 44, DLA Piper, Austin, TX Title: Managing Partner of the Austin office. Area of ​​practice: Corporate (investment funds). Law school and year of graduation: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. How long have you been in the office? Three years. Nicole Brennig/courtesy photo In what year were you promoted to Office Managing […]

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[Webinar] Balancing Internal and Law Firm Resources to Optimize eDiscovery – August 17, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET | Association of Certified Electronic Discovery Specialists (ACEDS)

Join the ACEDS Advisory Board for a webinar About this event There is often a disconnect between legal departments and law firms regarding the development of complementary, rather than competing or redundant, eDiscovery capabilities. From streamlining budgeting and reporting to creating comprehensive and transparent ESI protocols, this program will provide a balanced view of how […]

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Business Development for Law Firms — A Sometimes Overlooked Competitive Advantage: Research | LawVision

When asked why our accounting firm’s service team won the competition for a large tax pledge at a global hotel chain, the CFO’s attorney smiled and said, “RevPAR! Only your team seemed to know RevPar. For those who don’t know what RevPAR is (and I certainly didn’t know it before our sales campaign launched), it’s […]