January 2012 | The Changing Practice of Law
By Grover Cleveland
What are the five most important changes you can make in 2012 that will help your practice grow and make it more satisfying?
By Eric Dewey
Law firms are growing increasingly fragile as they react to a variety of changes in the marketplace. Eric Dewey looks at how firms are reacting in order to remain competitive in this tougher environment.
By Dr. Silvia Hodges
Corporate purchasing departments are increasingly driving the decisions on hiring and managing outside law firms. Silvia Hodges discusses the role of procurement departments and offers tips on how law firms can change their approach to improve their chances of winning corporate business.
By Gregory Siskind
Despite downsizing around the country, many firms still need to bring on foreign lawyers. The immigration rules governing the hiring of international attorneys are complex and can be tough to navigate. In this article, immigration lawyer Greg Siskind provides an overview of the work visa rules for lawyers.
By Ron Friedmann
Law firm outsourcing began several years ago and its impact is starting to grow. Ron Friedmann examines the development of various outsourcing models and where LPO is going in the future.
By Timothy Corcoran
Law firm management is having to retool to face the new math of law firm profitability and deal with a clientele that has greater power in the attorney-client relationship. Firms are having to develop management models that more closely resemble the rest of the business world.
By Edward Poll
Ed Poll discusses the three basic dimensions to the business model for legal practice that do not change: marketing, production, and collection.
By Lindsay Griffiths
We all know about social media tools and that many law firms marketing departments are using them. But now it's time for individual attorneys to begin using them if they seriously desire results.
By Lincoln Mead
From ABA TECHSHOW 2011
Extend your network without running more cable. Wireless networking has been around for a while but a lot of people still do it poorly. In this article we'll explore how to deploy wireless networks at the office or at home, securely and reliably.
By Sally A. Kane
E-Discovery is one of the fastest growing niches in the legal profession. Sally Kane offers a primer explaining what E-Discovery specialists do and how lawyers can break in to the field.
Interview by Wendy L. Werner
Dennis Donahue is the founder and principal of CreatiVenture law firm, an intellectual property firm in St. Louis, MO. He can be reached at www.CreatiVentureLaw.com.
MEET THE WOMEN RAINMAKERS!
Interview by Jonelle Vold
Juliet is the managing partner of a small commercial law firm in Scottsdale, AZ. A second career attorney and former broadcast journalist, Juliet is accustomed to thriving in male dominated industries.