Innovation


Law Practice Management

Five Ways to Improve Your Law Firm’s Culture

By | Nov.30.16 | No Comments

Whether you practice solo with a small staff, at a midsize law firm or in BigLaw, you can always find ways to improve your firm’s culture. It’s true that law firms have a unique culture, regardless …Continue reading »


The 28th Annual Trends Report

2016 What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession

By | Nov.28.16 | 1 Comment

This is our 28th annual report on what’s going on in the legal profession. As with all previous reports, it is based on information my colleagues and I continually gather throughout the year from many …Continue reading »


On Balance

Creative Thinking About Your Practice Can Reduce Ethics Risk

By | Nov.08.16 | No Comments

Lately, thinking creatively about the practice of law has been a theme running through my professional life. While we are a relatively stodgy profession, many avenues for legal innovation exist. From applying new technology to …Continue reading »


Future of Legal Pricing

Death of the Billable Hour: A Eulogy

By | Oct.31.16 | 1 Comment

Last month, I participated on a panel at the 2016 Futures Conference. My assigned task was to discuss whether the billable hour would finally be dead by 2026. That got me thinking about the future …Continue reading »


The Friday Five

Five Questions for Law Tech Entrepreneurs

By | Oct.28.16 | No Comments

Recently Attorney at Work asked three legal technology entrepreneurs — all speakers at this fall’s Clio Cloud Conference — for their thoughts on the biggest challenges facing solo attorneys and smaller law firms, why so …Continue reading »


Automating Legal Workflow

How to Take the Work Out of Your Workflow

By | Oct.25.16 | 2 Comments

A recent study by Clio found that, on average, a mere quarter of an attorney’s working hours are spent on billable tasks — and the percentage is even lower for solo practitioners. Technology can address this …Continue reading »


The Friday Futures Five

Overheard at the 2016 Futures Conference

By | Sep.30.16 | No Comments

At the Futures Conference, there are always so many interesting new ideas pinging around it is impossible to catch them all. So this year, we enlisted a few people to help us keep track. Today we …Continue reading »


Futures Week

Will Alternative Business Structures Fly?

By | Sep.27.16 | No Comments

As always, the College of Law Practice Management’s Futures Conference featured wonderful speakers — and the theme this year, “What will Law Look Like in 2026?,” brought out some provocative proposals. Today, Reid Trautz runs …Continue reading »


FUTURES WEEK

What Will Law Look Like in 2026?

By | Sep.25.16 | No Comments

The 2016 Futures Conference featured a crowd of wonderful speakers with provocative ideas. The theme of the College of Law Practice Management’s 2016 program, “What Will Law Look Like in 2026?” brought out some deeply interesting ideas. …Continue reading »


Interview

Kimberley Chongyon Motley, Enterprising Lawyer

By | Sep.19.16 | No Comments

What is an “enterprising lawyer”? Actually, they are easy to spot. Look for the more engaged and happy lawyers in the crowd — deeply invested in the power of the unique work they do. You probably …Continue reading »