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Innovation

Ten Ways Small Firms Can Compete

Turbulence in the legal profession, and the business world itself, make these difficult and unusual times. The loss or consolidation of so many venerable law firms has altered the competitive landscape for firms of all sizes. It’s likely, for ...

Bruce W. Marcus - December 8, 2011

2011 What’s Hot and What’s Not

For 23 years, Bob Denney has shared savvy observations of the most important business trends in the practice of law via his "What's Hot and What's Not in the Legal Profession" report. This year, we are honored to be first to share the 2011 ...

Bob Denney - November 29, 2011

Client-Driven Recruitment

Lawyers are good at many things, most of them associated with legal knowledge and analysis. We’re less good at many other things, most of them having to do with business and management. One of the things we’re least good at, I believe, is ...

Jordan Furlong - November 16, 2011

What I Learned In “College”

Each year, some of the greatest minds in the world of law practice management convene at the Annual Meeting of the College of Law Practice Management. Fellows of the College are accomplished professionals from all walks of “legal” life: small ...

Steve Nelson - November 4, 2011

Ask Yourself the Moneyball Question

Opening in theaters everywhere this week is Moneyball, starring Brad Pitt and written by (among others) Aaron Sorkin, a pedigree that should generate a moderate hit for a baseball movie. But the book upon which the film is based, Michael Lewis’s ...

Jordan Furlong - September 19, 2011

Time to Waste

Oh, come on. It’s almost Labor Day weekend and nothing’s going anywhere today. So you can either put your feet up on your desk and blatantly loaf … or you can do what we’re doing. Put your head down, huddle up to the computer and pretend ...

The Editors - September 2, 2011
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Laffy Taffy or Hershey Kiss?

Innovation is the cornerstone of our economy. Finding new ways to do things, unique things to sell and better ways to sell them—that’s what it's all about. How does this apply to your law practice?

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - August 24, 2011

Now for Something Completely Different

Have you noticed that nearly everyone who writes about the legal profession and practice management these days seems fixated on innovation? Either that or leadership—but mostly innovation. Here’s our theory: When people start talking about ...

The Editors - August 19, 2011

Just a Flight of Fancy

It’s Friday. (Pfew!) Time to take a time-out from tedium and flex a few fun muscles to get in shape for the weekend. Be careful, though, some of this week’s Friday Five links can suck the time right out of your work day. So here we go, from the ...

The Editors - August 12, 2011

Lawyers: Don’t Be Late to the Google+ Party

Google+, the search engine’s recent entry in the social networking sphere, is set to make a big impact on the legal-web ecosystem. You would be wise to jump ahead of the curve and begin testing now, rather than wait to see how things pan ...

Steve Matthews - August 1, 2011