January 2012 | The Changing Practice of Law
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New Year's Resolutions for the New Lawyer

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?

7 Emerging Trends that Could Change How You Manage Your Firm

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.

Power of the Purse: How Corporate Procurement is Influencing Law Firm Selection

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.

The Globalization of American Law Firms: A Quick Guide to Attorney Immigration

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.

The Impact of Legal Process Outsourcing You Might Not Have Noticed

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.

Law Firm Management Science: Ignore at Your Peril

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.

ABA TECHSHOW 2012

MANAGEMENT

The Three-Dimensional Transformation in the Business of Law

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.

marketing

Have a Social 2012

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.

technology

Wireless Networking

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. 

Breaking Into E-Discovery

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.

career paths

Dennis Donahue

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!

Juliet Peters

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.

Planet Data - EXEGO

Amicus Attorney


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The Digital Edge: Lawyers and Technology51st Edition - TECHSHOW 2012

By Jim Calloway and Sharon Nelson

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EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

John D. Bowers, Fox Rothschild LLP

ISSUE EDITOR

Gregory H. Siskind, Siskind Susser, P.C.

ASSOCIATE EDITOR

Andrea Malone, White and Williams LLP

BOARD OF EDITORS

Lourdes Flora Brezo-Martinez, Greenberg Traurig LLP

Barbara H. Brown, Meagher & Geer PLLP

Andrea Cannavina, LegalTypist, Inc.

Margaret M. DiBianca, Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP

Rodney Dowell, LCL, Inc.,

Nicholas Gaffney, Infinite Public Relations, LLC

Katy M. Goshtasbi, Puris Image

Jeremy Kridel, Indiana Court of Appeals

George E. Leloudis, McGuire Wood & Bissette PA

Allison C. Shields, Legal Ease Consulting, Inc.

Thomas W. Shumate IV, Kay Griffin Enkema & Colbert, PLLC

Gregory H. Siskind, Siskind Susser, P.C.

Ben Stevens, The Stevens Firm, P.A. Family Law Center

Wendy L. Werner, Werner Associates LLC

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