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Legal Technology Education: Signs of Hope for Tomorrow’s Lawyers

You don’t need to be reminded what a tough market it has been these past few years. But while it’s been bad out in the trenches, imagine how discouraging it’s been for law students slogging their way through torts and contracts and civ pro ...

Doug Edmunds - December 13, 2013

2013 What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession

For 25 years now, Bob Denney has been taking the temperature of the legal profession and sharing his firm’s observations on the most important business trends in the practice of law. We're pretty darn proud that Attorney at Work readers are the ...

Bob Denney - December 3, 2013
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What I Learned at the First P3 Conference

If you like this sort of thing (and I really do), the P3 Conference was an energizing, cutting-edge event that, for the first time, brought together three traditionally discrete disciplines — pricing, practice improvement and project management ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - October 18, 2013
Friday Five

What Does the Future Hold for Lawyers?

Some of the legal profession’s foremost thought leaders gathered last week at the College of Law Practice Management’s 2013 Futures Conference, October 4-5, in Chicago. This year, a new format combined brief TED-style talks with longer breakout ...

Steve Nelson - October 11, 2013
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Burton Law: Virtual by Design

"Stephanie hated me at first. She thought I was really annoying." Chad Burton "I thought Chad was trying to pump me for free information. He was on his ...

Jared Correia - October 10, 2013

Practicing Law on Cloud Nine: ClioCon 2013

Last week at the Clio Cloud Conference in Chicago, the law practice management software company gathered 200-plus faithful users for two days of programming, capped by an exuberant launch of Clio's first-ever iPhone app. (iPhone JD has reviewed ...

Joan Feldman - October 3, 2013

Five Things I Learned at ILTA 2013

With more than 200 sessions and 200 exhibitors, the International Legal Technology Association's Annual Conference represents the leading edge of technology in the legal profession — and generates plenty of post-show attention in the ...

Scott Giordano - August 30, 2013
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Pack a Bag for the Future of Law

Here's the situation. You're stranded in a future legal market, vast and unfamiliar, and you need to launch a new legal career. Luckily, you get to start off with several skills and talents in place — but it's a limited quantity, and you'll need ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - August 16, 2013
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Lawyers: Know When You’re Winning

Some years back, I worked with the very smart managing partner of an AmLaw 200 law firm. He was an extraordinary lawyer and a strong, thoughtful leader. But he had this thing about making his firm bigger. More accurately, he wanted it to be the ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - July 25, 2013
Evolutionary Road

Speed Your Law Practice Down the Evolutionary Road

It feels good to put your law firm's business strategy into action, doesn't it? No more time spent dithering over whether to spend the odd $50 on a banquet ticket. No more games of "my prospect is more important than yours!" You say you don't ...

The Editors - June 27, 2013