Orienting Associates for New Client Assignments (part 1 of 2)

Jul 8, 2013 By: Alan Gutterman

I recently was asked to put together a short list of suggestions for new in-house attorneys on how they could get “up to speed” quickly when beginning their careers. Here are a few of them:

To Host or not to host: that is the question

Jul 1, 2013 By: Natasha Jaroscak

In today’s mobile economy, cloud based computing is becoming more prevalent, especially in the legal industry. Before you make a decision one way or the other, consider the advantages of a hosted solution and what you should look for in a potential vendor.

True or False? Lawyers are master communicators

Jun 24, 2013 By: Alexa Sherr Hartley

Recently a CEO of a three-hundred-attorney law firm confided to me his belief that lawyers are terrible communicators. To gauge the veracity of this theory, I conducted an informal poll.

Three Tips For On-Boarding Your Summer Associates

Jun 3, 2013 By: Kortney Nordrum

It is time for law firms to hire summer associates. The article provides tips on hiring a summer associate and what is expected from them.

Should Law Firms Be More Flexible in Staffing?

Feb 28, 2013 By: Patricia Taylor

The Georgetown Law Center for the Study of the Legal Profession (“GLC”) has issued its 2013 Report on the State of the

Are you prepared for change?

Feb 19, 2013 By: Large Law

There are several forces at work remaking the face of the legal industry. Whatever their impact, these forces cannot be overlooked.

2012: A better year than expected for many large firms

Feb 11, 2013 By: Patricia Taylor

According to a preliminary survey conducted by Wells Fargo Private Bank’s Legal Specialty Group, 2012 was a profitable year for nation’s top 200 law firms.

Do you really know your client portfolio?

Feb 4, 2013 By: Katie Leonard

In order to maintain a strategic edge over the competition and provide quality legal counsel, a successful firm has to have a clear in-depth understanding of their client portfolio.

Can your computer conduct document reviews?

Jan 28, 2013 By: Patricia Taylor

Although there are significant drawbacks, predictive coding offers a cheaper and quicker method of document review.

Top law firms still tops in rates, billable hours

Jan 14, 2013 By: Large Law

The top firms continue to charge the highest rates, bill the most hours and otherwise control the billing conversation—though a rise in alternative fee arrangements and the need for improved practice efficiency is likely, or so say several surveys.

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