To Educate, Motivate AND PROTECT: "We got into estate planning before it was the hot area of legal practice because we have... CONNECTING People: “A career change, whether lateral or vertical, is a significant moment in someone’s... Critical Success Factors. The Key to Exposing Demand.: Let’s get the new year started off on the right foot by simplifying what many lawyers... Don’t Rob Your Prospects of Their Scarcest Resource. And What Not to Say When Marketing.: Ever notice how many people want to steal your scarcest resource? They crave a piece of... California Case Summaries Civil™ Organized Succinct Summaries of New Civil Cases: CALIFORNIA SUPREME COURT - Torts - T.H. v. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (2017) _... What Are the Most Important Functions of a Good Law Firm Website?: While there are many components to a good law firm website, today we're going to cover a... Community News – February 2018: Umberg Zipser LLP is pleased to announce that Jeff Reeves has joined the firm as its... “Getting to Know You”: The song title is famous and by taking the same approach the Tax Law Office of Luis E... Why Are Law Firms Falling Behind?: This news ought to be deeply disturbing to managing partners and lawyers everywhere,... Being a True Giver When Networking: Over the past 10–15 years there has been a dramatic increase in the number of people...
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Robert Denney Associates Inc. provides leadership, strategy and management counsel to law firms throughout the United States. Previous Communiques, as well as information about our services, may be viewed on our web site.

What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession

What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession

This is our 28th annual report on what’s going on in the legal profession. As in all previous reports, it is based on information my colleagues and I continually gather throughout the year from many sources—law firms, other providers of legal services, legal departments, surveys and the legal and general press. It is also the […]

How to Have a Successful Retreat: Walk on Water

How to Have a Successful Retreat: Walk on Water

Planning and conducting a successful retreat is like walking on water—it’s a lot easier if you know where the rocks are. The best way to find the rocks is to follow certain guidelines. Some of them apply to every retreat, regardless of the firm. Others vary, depending on the purpose of the retreat and the […]

What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession

What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession

Like all our previous reports, this update is not based just on law firm surveys but also on information we are continually gathering from legal departments, other providers of legal services, the legal and business press and data compiled by various resources. We are not attempting to report on every development, many of which are […]

Challenges and Adjustments in a Merger

Challenges and Adjustments in a Merger

There is a drama that is acted out every day on the stages of hundreds of law firms throughout the world. Firm A, which may have been a local, regional or even national firm, has recently merged into (read “acquired by”) Firm B, a larger national or international firm and the partners from Firm A […]

To Develop Business, Just Remember One Word

To Develop Business, Just Remember One Word

Several years ago I conducted a half-day workshop on Business Development at the firm retreat of an AmLaw 100 firm. I closed by saying the following: “If you don’t remember anything we have discussed in the last three hours, then just remember one word.” Then I printed it on the flip chart—and explained what it […]

Predictions on What 2016 Will Hold for the Legal Profession

Predictions on What 2016 Will Hold for the Legal Profession

Every December, David J. Bilinsky, an international practice management consultant based in Vancouver, invites experts on the legal profession to predict what will happen in the coming year and publishes their responses on his blog, www.thoughtfullaw.com. The following was recently posted on that blog. The winds of change that have been buffeting the legal profession, […]

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