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THE INTERNATIONAL ISSUE

 

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July/August 2008 Issue | Volume 34 Number 5
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FEATURES

Growing Successful International Offices: 10 Key Steps for Law Firms

The list of questions is long when a firm contemplates expanding internationally. Here are some answers to help your firm successfully cultivate the global market.

E. Leigh Dance

Global Rainmaking Tips

American client development techniques do not necessarily translate well across cultural divides. Here are some key pointers to hone your rainmaking skills for a foreign market.

By Janet H. Moore

 

Collaborative Technologies: Working with Others Around the Corner or Around the World

Today’s technology offers tools that make it remarkably simple to collaborate across geographic gaps. Plus: The Human Side of High Tech.

By Dennis Kennedy and Tom Mighell

 

LAW PRACTICE CASE STUDY

Pursuing International Business

Feeling the economic crunch, a firm decides to pursue international work as a way to diversify. Joseph Altonji, Ward Bower, Michael Simmons, Greg Siskind and Lisa Smith offer advice on expanding abroad.

 

Choosing an International Network: What to Know Before You Join

Here’s a checklist to help you evaluate whether a cross-border law firm network will meet your firm’s needs.

By Giles Brake

OUTSOURCING SPOTLIGHT

Outsourcing Legal Services Abroad

The largest firms are setting up shop in India, the Philippines and elsewhere or sending higher and higher levels of legal work to outsourcing companies overseas. Whether you want to get in the game or not, understanding how the game is played will help you navigate in the times ahead.

By K. William Gibson

 

Battling the Big Boys

Outsourcing helps the commercial law boutique Zeichner Ellman & Krause compete in the megafirm arena. Partner Yoav Griver shares his firm’s strategy.

By Steven T. Taylor

 

TECHNOLOGY

Product Watch

Product Watch

Do you feel the need for speed? A review of a different kind of speed-reading product.

By Nerino J. Petro, Jr.

 

Hot Buttons

Divided by a Common Language (Again): U.K. Perspectives on E-Discovery

The authors venture to London to get a taste of how electronic evidence and discovery issues differ overseas.

By Sharon Nelson and John Simek

 

Tips & Tricks

Why (and How) to Buy a Tablet PC

For those who are intrigued by the tablet concept, here are reasons you should consider the switch.

By Dan Pinnington

 

BUSINESS

Managing

Multiple Offices, One Firm: Tips for Staying in Unison

Strategies to help firms overcome the challenge of creating cohesion among far-flung offices.

By Marcia Pennington Shannon

 

Profitability

How Not to Get Stung by Promises of Easy Offshore Work

Lawyers fall prey to scams, too. Avoid these missteps in working with the unknown.

By David Bilinsky and Laura Calloway

 

Rainmaking

Building Your Reputation, Part 2: Blogs and the Media

Becoming a go-to expert in your niche area.

By Susan Saltonstall Duncan

 

First Person

Dr. Strangelaw, or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Best-Of Lists

One Marketing Director's journey through the best-of lists advertising maze.

By Michael Webb

 

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