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Make Your Firm Family-Friendly … Don’t Just Say You Are

Make Your Firm Family-Friendly … Don’t Just Say You Are

There’s been much discussion in the legal industry lately about female- and family-friendly workplaces. Working Mother came out with its 2019 ranking of U.S. law firms that “utilized best practices to recruit, retain, promote and develop women lawyers.” The magazine identified 60 law firms where women make up at least 37% of new equity partners. […]

Electronic Signatures in the Courts

Electronic Signatures in the Courts

Because electronic signatures have become more common in the business community, now is a good time to review some of the legal issues that arise in the use of electronic signatures. There are several statutes that give legal effect to electronic signatures in many instances, and electronic signatures have been accepted as valid by the […]

Law Firm Differentiation— 5 Essential Attributes

Law Firm Differentiation— 5 Essential Attributes

The concentration of law firm financial strength narrows as fewer AmLaw 200 law firms can be counted among the fortunate. As Mark A. Cohen argues in The AmLaw 200 Is Down to 50—Maybe 20. What does It Mean? a fiscal separation among bigger firms has occurred and continues. Cohen concludes that the separation presents challenges […]

23 Secrets THAT BUILD CLIENT LOYALTY

23 Secrets THAT BUILD CLIENT LOYALTY

Loyalty is built on the value/price equation, which says: A client will stay loyal to you as long as he perceives the value of the services he receives to be greater than the fee he pays. Other things are important, too, but if you don’t deliver value that is greater than your fee, you will […]

Adapting to Survive

Adapting to Survive

Charles Darwin said so profoundly, “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.” Our practice is seeing an increasing number of firms tested by their ability to adapt. The news reflects a growing number of firms […]

Lawyers, Protect Client Confidentiality When Using Social Media

Lawyers, Protect Client Confidentiality When Using Social Media

I hear this concern often. Lawyers, legal marketing professionals, and others in law firms tell me that lawyers remain very concerned about how to stay out of trouble when posting in social media. They don’t want to jeopardize client relationships. I Don’t Want to Get in Trouble When conducting social media training, a common concern […]

Avoiding Trade Secrets Litigation: Hiring New Employees

Avoiding Trade Secrets Litigation: Hiring New Employees

Many companies hire employees that have gained experience at competitors. In fact, it is fairly standard; and there isn’t anything wrong with that practice. After all, employees are generally able to take their knowledge, skills, and experience with them when they leave one company for another, and companies often want to hire people with that […]

Snap! And You Miss It

Snap! And You Miss It

Snapchat and other photo-sharing apps have redefined how users and employees share information. Due to the ephemeral nature of Snapchat photos and videos, employers may face hurdles in identifying and investigating workplace misconduct. This article examines how employers can navigate employee issues in an era of “disappearing” social media. It is almost hard to imagine […]

Lessons Learned from Navy SEALs

Lessons Learned from Navy SEALs

I will admit it up front—I am in awe of Navy SEALs. My brother-in-law was a career Naval officer and, once upon a time, my sister ran the officer’s club at the Naval Amphibious Base in Coronado, CA, home of the SEAL Command. Through them, I have met a number of SEALs, each as impressive […]

9 GROWTH STRATEGIES AND TACTICS from Industry Insiders

9 GROWTH STRATEGIES AND TACTICS from Industry Insiders

Prior to 2008, the legal market was experiencing a 4-6% annual growth in demand. Today, the demand for legal services has stalled at 0%, according to the Thomson Reuters’ 2018 Report on the State of the Legal Market. Combine this with the fact that an HBR Consulting survey found that corporate clients have increased their […]

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