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Keshet Study of Business Development
Posted on 8 Oct 2010 by Harry Keshet

Harry Keshet , a researcher and consultant who has previously worked with the National Association of Women Lawyers , is in the midst of a study of business development that promises to be a significant resource for the legal profession. He is collecting... Read More

The Five Principles to Increase Employee Engagement, and How Well They Apply to In-House Attorneys
Posted on 23 Feb 2010 by Rees W. Morrison

If it's in the HBR, it must be true. So here are the five from the Harv. Bus. Rev., March 2010 at 24: "Keep people informed, listen, set clear objectives, match the person with the job, and create meaningful work." How applicable are these... Read More

Family firms in emerging markets – a perspective from the Middle East
Posted on 7 Apr 2010 by Norman Clark

The Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania has recently published a very interesting article " Family Firms in the Middle East: The New Rules of Engagement." A significant number of Walker Clark clients are "family"... Read More

The toughest competition of all
Posted on 27 Aug 2010 by Norman Clark

Perhaps the most difficult challenge for small law firms in small legal markets is to recruit and - sometimes even more difficult - retain high-quality associates. The assumption is that the small markets and the small law firms are at a substantial disadvantage... Read More

Recruit lawyers through an ad in a major trade publication? (Microsoft does)
Posted on 1 Mar 2010 by Rees W. Morrison

Oodles of lawyers desperately want jobs, it's a buyers' market for any legal department that has an opening, and unsolicited resumes and beseeching inquiries flood in to general counsel - or so I thought. Why bother to throw out a line when fish... Read More

Real-life 'Law & Order' DA Joins NYC Law Firm
Posted on 19 Jan 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

Weeks after stepping down from his 35-year job as Manhattan's district attorney where he became the model for the original DA of TV's "Law & Order" Robert Morgenthau has a new job at a prominent law firm. After all, why retire? ... Read More

Former US Attorney Joins Louisiana Law Firm
Posted on 26 Jan 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Former U.S. Attorney Donald Washington has joined the Jones Walker law firm and will practice from the firm's Lafayette office. Washington recently stepped down from the chief federal prosecutor's post in the Middle Judicial... Read More

Census Says Women Equal to Men in Advanced Degrees
Posted on 27 Apr 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

WASHINGTON (AP) - Women are now just as likely as men to have completed college and to hold an advanced degree, part of an accelerating trend of educational gains that have shielded women from recent job losses. Yet they continue to lag behind men in... Read More

Firm's New Office Space Includes Rooftop Deck, Coffee Bar…and Not Many Walls
Posted on 17 May 2010 by Legal Business Community Team

Chicago-based firm Childress, Duffy, Goldblatt Ltd. has left the traditional office setting behind for a rather unique space, which includes a rooftop deck with wireless access, a coffee bar, sofas and flat-screen televisions. Staff works on the rooftop... Read More