Is there anything new under the sun? Here, forward-thinkers offer ideas to stir the imagination and identify where innovation is lurking, just waiting to help lawyers improve their practices and their bottom lines.
■ Thomas S. Clay , is a principal of Altman Weil, Inc., with expertise in strategic planning, management, and mergers and acquisitions. He serves on the College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Committee and as a judge for its InnovAction Awards.
■ Diane M. Costigan is a certified executive, career and life coach who works with lawyers on leadership, career strategy, communication, business development and time and stress management.
■ Joan Feldman is Managing Editor of Law Practice .
■ Ron Friedmann is Senior Vice President of Marketing for Integreon, a legal and financial outsourcing service. A non-practicing lawyer, he is a Trustee of the College of Law Practice Management.
■ Jordan Furlong, a lawyer and legal journalist, publishes Law21 , an information hub for the extraordinary changes underway within the profession. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Canadian Bar’s National magazine and Chair of the College of Law Practice Management’s InnovAction Awards.
■ Stephen P. Gallagher is President of LeadershipCoach and a former practice management advisor for the New York State Bar Association. He provides a broad range of coaching services directed at facilitating positive change.
■ Steve Matthews is principal of Stem Legal Web Enterprises, providing Web expertise for the legal profession. He is a member of Law Practice ’s Editorial Board and blogs at www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog.
■ Jeffrey L. Nischwitz is the author of Think Again! Innovative Approaches to the Business of Law ( ABA, 2007). He is a trainer and coach who provides customized and practical programs on achieving results for lawyers and law firms.
■ Jamie J. Spannhake is an associate in the commercial litigation department of Dewey & LeBoeuf, working a reduced-hours schedule. She is also a certified holistic health counselor.
■ Ronald W. Staudt is Professor of Law and Associate Vice President for Law, Business and Technology at Chicago-Kent College of Law. He is also Director of the law school’s Center for Access to Justice & Technology.