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2012 What’s Hot and What’s Not

For 24 years now, Bob Denney has shared his firm’s 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” reports. Attorney at Work is honored to be first to ...

Bob Denney - November 27, 2012

What Looks Good for the Future?

We know the business of practicing law is evolving into … something. But what? That's the question the College of Law Practice Management wrestles with each year at its annual Futures Conference. With some of the best minds on the topic on hand ...

Tim Corcoran - November 9, 2012
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Ring Around the Future!

Okay, we know the business of practicing law is in transition. (Some say "crisis"). It is evolving into ... something. But what? That's the question the College of Law Practice Management wrestles with each year at its Futures Conference. Some ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - October 5, 2012

Stop Selling Eight-Tracks and Start Unbundling

When was the last time you bought an entire album of music from a single artist? Most of us create playlists with tracks purchased on Apple iTunes from multiple artists and albums. We create exactly what we want to jive with our moods and ...

Stephanie Kimbro - August 27, 2012
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The Enterprising Lawyer: Rocky Dhir

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

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - August 16, 2012
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Upside-Down Thinking

Everybody’s talking (and talking) about innovation. It’s become the buzzword du jour—and losing much of its meaning via overuse. Well, maybe it’s time to stop thinking so hard about innovating and try some creative problem-solving instead. The ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - June 8, 2012

Take a Page from Their Book

Some of the best new ideas are actually born of old ideas. Or, at least, ideas others have used—with a tweak or two. Who would have thought, for example, that those obnoxious Myspace pages created by a bunch of kids at the turn of the century ...

The Editors - May 18, 2012

The Enterprising Lawyer: Todd Flaming

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 - May 8, 2012

Serving 21st Century Clients: LexThink.1

"Serving 21st Century Clients" was the theme that drove 11 fearless speakers to the stage at last week's LexThink.1 to pitch their personal angle—in a mere six minutes! How did they fare? For this week's Friday Five we asked writer Gwynne ...

Gwynne Monahan - April 6, 2012

Lawyers Get Your Game On

You’ve probably heard of the wildly popular Foursquare and Farmville, where users receive incentives to participate in activities. But the concept of gamification—the use of virtual rewards, levels and status to motivate certain ...

Josh King - February 28, 2012