Technology has revolutionized our
practice. Faxes used to be the greatest thing ever, and we have moved way
past faxes in the last 10 years. Technology will continue to evolve. My
1. Phones as we
know them are...
There was something deliciously
ironic about me trying some new time recording software this week. It's many
years after I left life as a private practice lawyer but I can still remember
that huge sense of freedom at escaping the tyranny of the...
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The importance of traditional KM at Squire to service
When a group of law firm partners
discusses significant changes in their respective firms, one of them will
almost certainly say: "But no other firm in our market does this..."
We have three responses that we ask
our clients to consider...
In September and October 2011, our firm
conducted a worldwide survey about law firm leadership, as part of our ongoing support
of the Law Firm Management Committee of the International Bar Association . 374 lawyers participated,
more than half of whom...
It seems like there was some sort of
psychic alignment in the UK legal blogging community last week.
As the news came rolling in on
changes facing the UK market (Neil Rose's site Legal
Futures is often a good place to start), the Entrepreneur...
The Associated Press now has a copy of the tsunami plan for
the TEPCO Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex.
It's two pages long and ten years
old. (The AP calls it one page, but it's a double-size page.)
There's some discussion of...
Do partners in your firm have individual
My colleagues and I have observed that
in some law firms the combined strength of the individual business plans of each
partner can be more important that the overall quality of the firm's...
I returned from a working vacation
(mostly working) to find a discussion thread on one of the social networks
started by a lawyer looking to build a network with lawyers in other countries.
It is not surprising that a lot of hands, mostly from solo...
There is a good article in the 7 May
2011 issue of The Economist, "A Less Gilded Future."
Although I do not agree with a few minor points, it describes how easily a
well-established law firm (in this case, the U.S. firm of Howrey, LLP) can...
Allen & Overy's opening
of its new office in Washington, D.C., announced today at legalweek.com demonstrates the
smart way to plan and execute an international expansion strategy: Go only where
you need to go, but go there with the best.
Too many lawyers believe that only "natural rainmakers" can win new clients. This is possibly one of the biggest factors in poor marketing and business development in law firms. Not believing that they can be good at marketing, many lawyers...
Are you better than you think you are?
One of the most unpleasant surprises in the practice of law is to learn that
a client is dissatisfied with something that you believed that you did quite
well. Bad news like this is unwelcome, but it can be...
I participated earlier today in a discussion group on LinkedIn about client
surveys. This posting provides a few additional comments and observations
that would have made my comment on LinkedIn too long.
The question concerned whether a law firm...