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THE MAGAZINE      May/June 2002
The Magazine


 

July/August 2002
 THIS TIME IT'S GOING TO TAKE A LITTLE CREATIVITY
  • The Innovation Issue
  • Taking It to the Next Level
  • Survey: Innovation in Law Firms
  • How to Drive Strategic Innovation
  • NEW COLUMN: Rip It! The Power of Upside-Down Thinking


Take It to the Next Level
by Merrilyn Astin Tarlton
It’s called innovating. Our clients do it. Our culture worships it. Our future hinges on it. How can we make it easier in law firms?
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Survey: Innovation in Law Firms

What’s the biggest barrier to good ideas in law firms? Where do good ideas come from? Read the results. Read More

How to Drive Strategic Innovation
by Patrick J. McKenna
It has everything to do with organization and attitude. Marginal improvement isn’t enough. Here are 10 initiatives to help you create new value for your firm. Read More

NEW COLUMN: Rip It! The Power of Upside-Down Thinking
by Merrilyn Astin Tarlton
In this first installment of our new column on ideas to save, share and use, you’ll learn some of the tricks used by creativity professionals to get ideas flowing. Read More



IN EVERY ISSUE  




Editor's Page

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton on busting out of that old pattern. Read More

On Balance

George Kaufman on the "why" of law practice. Read More

Chair's Message

Bill Gibson on lessons learned. Read More


TECHNOLOGY IN PRACTICE / INNOVATING  




nothing.but.net: A Blog in Every Law Firm?
Rick Klau
There’s great potential in this nifty new kind of Web site. Read More

Personal Technology: Do You See What I See?
Stephen J. Harhai
Mindmapping tools can clarify complex concepts. Read More

Site Watch: Ninth House Funhouse

Interactive tools to help you explore fresh ways to think about work. Read More

E-Definitions: From the DOS Dog Days to E-Filing
Mark Tamminga
How technology paved the way for a radical shift in case filing. Read More

Site Chart: ABA TECHSHOW® “60 Sites” Quick Picks

From the worthwhile to the weird. Read More

Research Dig: Caring for Your New Lawyers
Ricki Andersen
Help new hires learn what they need to know. Read More

Product Watch
Storm Evans
The latest legal technology news in the lpm-newproducts@abanet.org inbox. Read More


PRACTICE DEVELOPMENT / MARKETING  




Practice Development Clips
Larry Bodine

A mold-breaking ad, cross-selling and a square that’s hip. Read More

Marketing: Creativity in Marketing Breeds Success
Robert W. Denney
To stand out from the crowd, you must get the word out in ever-more innovative ways. Read More


SMART PRACTICES / MANAGING  




On Balance: Reclaiming the “Why” of Law Practice
George W. Kaufman
What might happen if we recaptured the qualities that first attracted us to the law? Read More

Pros and Cons of Partner Compensation Systems: Which One Is Right for You?
Michael J. Anderson
Before overhauling your firm’s compensation program, carefully consider the strengths and weaknesses of these seven systems. Read More