Putting a strong focus on developing your firms bench strength today can provide the edge you need to compete in the future. Heres advice on thinking strategically about your talent needs.
By Marcia Pennington Shannon
Karen MacKay leads a discussion about trends on the talent front with law firm professional development leaders Susan Clarke of Gowlings, Sari Fried-Fiori of Fulbright & Jaworski, Susan Hayes of Stewart McKelvey, Richard Pearson of Davis Wright Tremaine and Scott Westfahl of Goodwin Procter.
The painful law firm failures of the past few years have placed the issue of leadership squarely in the spotlight. Now firm leaders must seriously consider these questions: Should we invest in developing leadership skills in our lawyers? If no, why not? If yes, what, who, when and how?
By Kathleen Bradley
Theyve been called high-maintenance and self-centered, lacking in many of the skills older generations take for granted. Yet theyre also noted for being creative, resourceful and collaborative. These are your new lawyers, and they cannot be ignored. Heres how to tap into their better traits.
By Stephanie West Allen
While youre spending time enlightening newbie lawyers on the daily practice of law, consider these five tips for mining the golden insights that young lawyers have to offer in return.
While it has its quirks, theres a lot to like about the Rebit SaveMe line of backup software.
Legal Web 2.0
Law schools have been slow to adopt and promote the benefits newer Web tools offer. What shifts would improve the situation?
Pointers to help you understand what virtualization is and whether your firm should consider using it.
If you are looking for a job today, searching across state lines may be your best option. Heres advice for moving beyond your geographic comfort zone.
Suggestions to foster success in your critical first year, whether you are new to the law or simply new to your current employer.
In-house marketing staff should be continually improving their skills and credentialsjust like the firms lawyers do. These activities can help the marketers and the firms bottom line.
What makes you better than the competition? Get to know yourself, and take these steps to win new business.