Have It Your Way
Redefining the game is the greatest form of success.
By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton
Selections from the Trends Candy Store
Operating capital, partner sabbaticals and more trends.
By Robert W. Denney
Secure Your Best Client Relationships
How does your service stack up?
By Ann Lee Gibson
Does exhibiting at trade shows make sense for law firms? The experts weigh in.
By Bill Gibson
Media: How Did They Do That?
Here's how one trial firm emblazoned its Texas brand worldwide.
By Richard Levick
TECHNOLOGY IN PRACTICE
Say Aloha to the Wiki
A Web site can be an ever-expanding white board for group collaboration.
By Rick Klau
Why PEnnsylvania 6-5000 Is No More
The issues surrounding phone numbers have become increasingly complex.
By Mark Tamminga
Technology and Stress: Grand Me Serenity
Rules for taking control of your tools.
By Jim Calloway
Breakthroughs: Upside-Down and Inside-Out Perspective
Embrace new tools and tactics.
By Stephen J. Harhai
A MAD holiday, law firm TV and more.
By Larry Bodine
Helping Employees Create Career Development Plans
Career development plans can be great motivators, for employee and supervisor alike.
By Marcia Pennington Shannon
Making the Right Job and Career Choices
Is your job compatible with your goals?
By Susan Saltonstall Duncan
Carl Roberts reviews Electronic Evidence and Discovery.
By Milton Zwicker
10 Things Associates Wish They Could Tell You
Associate attrition is expensive and disruptive. One of the problems is the lack of open and honest communication within firms.
By An Anonymous Associate
Myriad factors are reducing the attainability and desirability of partnership. Associates are rewriting the rule of success and forcing firms to challenge old assumptions. Plus "Partnership Then and Now" and "Ideas for Motivating and Retaining Associates."
By Marian L. Carlson
Women in Law Firms: Redefining Success
Increasing retention and advancement of women lawyers means adopting a new mind-set and alternative work models. But flexible policies will provide no real benefit until lawyers can use them without penalty. Quiz: "How effectively does your firm support retention and advancement of women lawyers?"
By Ida O. Abbott
Asking Your Firm for Accommodation: The Opt-Out Alternative
Corporate America introduces programs geared to provide the "breathing space" many professionals desire. In law firms, debates rage about accommodation issues like fairness, precedent, overhead and equities. Meanwhile, talented lawyers—particularly female and minority lawyers—slip out the doors. Before you do the same, consider this advice on how to talk to your firm about more accommodating work arrangements.
By Marty Africa
Planning Successful Transition Programs for Senior Counsel
Senior counsel programs recognize the meaningful roles that older lawyers can play in law firms. here's a guide to ensuring that both the lawyer and firm gain from the arrangement.
By Alan R. Olson
The Edge RoundtableCareer Development
Help your lawyers build their skills and develop their careers, and both they and the firm will reap the benefits. How to do it? Leading law firm professional development directors joined Edge International partner Karen MacKay in a discussion that resulted in a wealth of wide-ranging ideas on the issues involved in career development planning. Plus "Basic Elements of a Career Development Plan."
By Phillip M. Perry
Technology and Stress: Grant Me Serenity
Information management today seems more like triage. Learn to control your tools with Jim Calloway's stress-busting tips.
By Jim Calloway
Chair's Message: Susan G. Boswell's perspective.