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Attorney at Work Friday Five

Five for the Future

The College of Law Practice Management’s 2014 Futures Conference gathered more than 100 of the world’s leading authorities on the evolving practice of law at Suffolk University Law School in Boston and set them to work. Here are my five key ...

Jordan Furlong - October 24, 2014
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2014 InnovAction Award Winners Announced

InnovAction Awards were presented to law firm Higgs & Sons and the Legal OnRamp Fellowship at last week's 2014 Futures Conference in Boston. The College of Law Practice Management presents InnovAction Awards to recognize lawyers, law firms and ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - October 23, 2014
Friday Five

Five Lessons from Hackcess to Justice

At "Hackcess to Justice" last week in Boston, lawyers and developers spent two days hacking away at a "technological-enabled solution" to improve access to justice. Sponsored by the ABA Journal and hosted by Suffolk Law School in Boston, ...

Heidi Alexander - August 15, 2014
Enterprising Lawyer

Ralph Pais, Enterprising Lawyer

Who are these “enterprising lawyers”? Actually, they are easy to spot. Look for the more engaged and happier lawyers in the crowd. Deeply invested in the power of the work they do for their clients, they have ample interests beyond the practice ...

The Editors - August 11, 2014

Want to Avoid Irrelevance? Put Data to Work

At LexThink 2014, Gwynne Monahan started her six-minute speech on the given theme, "The End of Irrelevance," with a creative analogy: Strawberry Pop-Tarts. Here's her take on how data can transform the way you look at, well, just about anything.

Gwynne Monahan - May 26, 2014

Five Reasons You Should Care About “NewLaw”

You've heard the buzzword. You've seen the hashtag. And perhaps you've found yourself asking, at some point, "Just what is 'NewLaw'? More importantly, why should I be remotely interested in it?" Having recently set out to Jordan Furlong - May 16, 2014

New Math New Money

The Money-Making Proposition

It’s simple math, actually. You can fiddle around with yearly billables expectations, “pieces of the pie” and annual hourly rate adjustments — and even stop stocking free coffee in the break room. But your ability to build a legal business that ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - April 22, 2014

Five Questions About Fixed Fees You’re Afraid to Ask

All it takes is a quick eye-popping view of Riverview Law’s television campaign to understand the disruptive force of this InnovAction Award-winning U.K. firm. For law firms stuck on the billable hour, it's likely to be indigestion-inducing. ...

Andy Daws - March 21, 2014

Three Ways to Compete in the Coming Legal Market

In his book Evolutionary Road, Jordan Furlong describes a hair-raising future for the practice of ...

Jordan Furlong - March 3, 2014

Trending: ReInventing the Practice of Law

In this new monthly Friday Five feature, we'll be zeroing in on what's trending each month in the business of practicing of law. To kick things off, Kandy Hopkins distills the "word on the street" (okay, make that on the web) about the ...

Kandy Hopkins - February 28, 2014