The Big Ideas Issue

July/August 2018


Rebooting Justice: ODR Is Disrupting the Judicial System
Automated mediation with an online dispute resolution system can help resolve conflicts faster and at lower cost.
By Benjamin H. Barton

Three Ways to Kill Work Engagement--and How to Fix Them
Lawyer work satisfaction comes from a shared purpose, a sense of belonging to the group and implementation autonomy.
By Anne Brafford

Novel Ways to Train and Develop Associates
Conceiving new e-learning methods, integrating legal and business skills development, and reimaging diversity and inclusion are needed.
By Marcia Watson Wasserman

The Sustainable Law Firm
Building an adaptable and innovative law firm that will thrive now and in the future.
By Mary E. Vandenack

LegalZoom, Make Room
A la carte legal services and limited representation can help lawyers to serve budget-conscious clients.
By Darla Jackson

Well-Timed Solutions for Legal Education and the Bar

Now is the right time to begin training future lawyers with a broader skill set.
By William Henderson

THANKS TO OUR ISSUE TEAM: Jeanne Picht, Roberta Tepper and Marcia Watson Wasserman


Editor's Note 

Disruption Can Work For You!
By Heidi A. Barcus


LP Is Big on Big Ideas
By Bill Ferreira



ABA Lawyer Retreat: Transform Yourself--and Your Practice!
By Katy Goshtasbi

Simple Steps

Managing Millennial Lawyers
By Allison C. Shields


An Ethics Nerd's Guide: Ethics Resources for Every Lawyer
By Lucian T. Pera

News & Events

Big Ideas in the New Bar Year
By Zachary Bambach


Product Watch

ActiveWords: Time Savings Without Complexity
By Debbie Foster

Hot Buttons

The Basics of Backup
By Sharon D. Nelson & John W. Simek

The Digital Toolkit

Adding Artificial Intelligence to Your Digital Toolkit
By Tom Mighell



Making Emotional Intelligence Work for You
By Thomas C. Grella

Career Steps

Creating a Portfolio Career
By Wendy L. Werner


Law Marketing Model Rule Revisions--Better Late Than Never?
By Micah Buchdahl


Are Finance Terms Greek to You?
By Peter Roberts

Practice Management Advice

Rethinking Office Space to Boost the Bottom Line
By Linda Klein and John Hinton IV

Taking the Lead

Big Ideas on Leadership
By Mary E. Vandenack