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Here’s a look at three firms that serve as guideposts in how to stay financially and organizationally strong, come what may in the economy: Baker Hostetler; Shook, Hardy & Bacon; and Primmer Piper Eggleston & Cramer. What’s striking is not that these firms felt the heavy strain of the recession and revolutionized themselves—it’s that they positioned themselves to seize opportunities during the downturn.
By Steven T. Taylor
Law firms large and small are trying to grasp how they can properly implement alternative fees. The key is learning how to fairly allocate the risks and rewards between the parties.
By Raymond E. Bayley
Law firm managers and administrators know the daily challenges of getting partners to comply with administrative requests to enter time, review billings and the like. Here’s how firms can successfully encourage compliance.
By Frederick J. Esposito, Jr.
Poor delegation and time management skills, an inability to deal with incompetent staff, and new lawyers who need a lesson in getting along. Here are some of the top management challenges law firms face—and practical solutions—introduced through the eyes of a razor-sharp paralegal.
By Jessika M. Ferm and Petersen Thomas
Drawn from their popular ABA LPM Section program on “Financial Success in the New Era,” use these pointers from Janis Alexander, Ed Poll and Mark Robertson to help ramp up the profits in your law practice.
A dual-purpose plug-and-play solution for storage and backups.
Web-based project management software can organize projects that keep getting buried in your haystack of to-dos.
Cybercriminals are getting smarter—and faster. Use these tips and tools to achieve an effective balance between convenience and security.
Attending any large events in the coming year? Follow these steps to connect with the people who can send you business.
Quick tips for successful social networking from Women Rainmakers’ Best Marketing Tips, Third Edition.
Terri Mottershead explains critical talent management issues facing firms in 2011.
A few weeks into your dream job, it’s clear things aren’t working out like you’d planned. You may feel stuck right now—but here’s advice on making it better.
Sifting through financial reports is a key part of the planning process for law firm leaders. Here’s advice on understanding the data that’s in front of you.