July/August 2016 | THE BIG IDEAS ISSUE

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FEATURES


Four Big Picture Trends to Watch in a Roiling Market

Crisis is just another word for opportunity.
By Benjamin Barton


The Debate: Should Legal Technicians Practice Law?

Pro: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
LLLTs provide qualified legal services at an affordable price.
By Steve Crossland and Paula Littlewood


Con: Limit Law Practice to Lawyers
LLLts are bad for the bar and for clients.
By Lawrence J. Fox and John E. Thies


Using AI in Law Practice: It's Practical Now

Introducing the stunning and rapid advance of artificial intelligence technology now being used in the practice of law.
By Michael Mills


Toward a New Model of Legal Services Regulation

Allowing the legal profession to regulate itself will improve the ethical infrastructure.
By Victoria Rees


Fighting Feminenglish

Waging war against stifled female speech in the legal arena.
By Pamela Woldow and Douglas Richardson


Managing Millennials in the Legal Workplace

A Millennial's perspective from inside a law office.
By Caroline LaPorte and Patrick Wright



THANKS TO OUR ISSUE TEAM

Team Leaders: Dan Pinnington, Patrick Wright
Team Members: Caroline LaPorte, Robert Ambrogi, John D. Bowers

  

DEPARTMENTS


Editor's Note 

Scary Cool Ideas
By John D. Bowers


Perspectives

Big Issues, Building Bridges
By Tom Bolt



FRONTLINES


Highlights

Introducing Corporate Social Responsibility Law
By Ashley Walter


Simple Steps

Generating Ideas for Content Creation
By Allison C. Shields


Ethics 

Managing a Law Firm Through Dissolution: Part I
By Michael Downey


News & Events

Championing Innovation
By Joshua Poje



TECHNOLOGY


Product Watch

Four Big Ideas in Technology
By Daniel J. Siegel


Hot Buttons

Moneyball: Hollywood and the Practice of Law
By Sharon D. Nelson & John W. Simek


The Digital Toolkit

Rise of the Bots
By Tom Mighell



BUSINESS


Managing 

Effective Lawyer Meetings
By Thomas C. Grella


Career Steps

Developing Your Client Base
By Wendy L. Werner


Marketing 

A Business Development Coaching Clinic: Culture Beats Scheme
By Micah Buchdahl


Finance 

Retirement Is Coming: Some Things You Ought to Know
By Michael Trotter and Howard Neiman


Practice Management Advice

Shall We Cut to the Chase?
By Jim Calloway


Taking the Lead

Leading Innovation
By Karen MacKay

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