In a profession populated by strong, creative, analytical thinkers, getting a great idea is the easy part. It's the "doin' it" part that's the killer-but it can happen.
By Merrilyn Astin Tarlton
When law firm leaders push through innovations that make their firms unlike all the others, do their moves affect the rest of the pack? Here are portraits of four firms-Summit Law Group, Exemplar Law Partners, Levenfeld Pearlstein and Novack and Macey- that have made the leap to become "something new."
By Steven T. Taylor
If you're serious about transforming your firm, beware of the obstacles and common mistakes-from choosing poor leaders and setting inadequate goals to relying on consultants and task forces.
We've asked some of the profession's forward-looking pundits to help identify where innovation is lurking, just waiting to improve your life and your bottom line. Thomas Clay, Diane Costigan, Joan Feldman, Ron Friedmann, Jordan Furlong, Steve Gallagher, Steve Matthews, Jeffrey Nischwitz, Jamie Spannhake and Ron Staudt weigh in with perspectives.
- Virtual Assistance
- Redefining Associates
- On-site Staffing
- A Working Women’s Initiative
- Optimizing Virtual Collaboration
- Work-Life Balance Scheduling
- Second-Nature Relationship Building
- Business Development ROI
- Blogging Yourself
- Transforming Legal Aid
- Litigation In-Sourcing
- Project Management
- Art, Stress and Productivity
- Good-to-Great Strategic Planning
Believe it or not, there are plenty of good reasons a law firm would want to hold a brainstorming session. Here are guidelines to help ensure it's worthwhile.
As competition heats up, Big Law firms are pursuing ways to transform a practice in its target market's eyes for the long term. Here's a look at Foley Hoag's Emerging Enterprise Center, Seyfarth Shaw's process improvement initiative and other forward-focused approaches.
A review of different digital recording devices for capturing meetings.
Legal Web 2.0
Savvy law firms and other organizations realize the benefits of internal blogs.
Tips & Tricks
More and more lawyers are involved in remote CLE programs. Use these pointers to become the ultimate online presenter.
For purposes of retention requirements and ESI preservation, Twitter and similar technologies are giving records managers a Goliath-size headache.
Do you know the ROI on the charitable dollars you spend? It's time to get serious about your sponsorship policies.
Bartering with vendors, mining the value of past work and more-these technology tips can sweeten your bottom line.
It may be time to exercise some ingenuity in the options your firm offers.
Are your business development tactics too generic? Try these tips.
Taking the Lead
Letting lawyers go is one of the least pleasant tasks a managing partner faces. Here are guideposts for the task.