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What's Hot and What's Not 2014

2015 What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession

Once again, Attorney at Work readers are the first to receive Robert Denney's annual report on the trends affecting the legal profession, “What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Legal Profession.” Which trends have staying power? What practice areas ...

Bob Denney - November 30, 2015
Enterprising Lawyer

Enterprising Lawyer Victor Medina

It’s true, the business of practicing law is changing. And what it means to do a lawyer’s work is changing right along with it. From time to time at Attorney at Work, we tip our hat to one of the many “enterprising lawyers” leading the charge. ...

The Editors - November 9, 2015

Five Things I Loved at the 2015 Futures Conference

Once a year, the College of Law Practice Management meets at its Futures Conference to induct new Fellows into the College and discuss issues of importance to the delivery of legal services. This year’s meeting took place October 8-9 at ...

Patrick Lamb - October 16, 2015
Enterprising Lawyer

Enterprising Lawyer Daniel Lewis

It's unavoidably true: The business of practicing law is changing. And what it means to do a lawyer's work is changing right along with it. From time to time at Attorney at Work, we tip our hat to one of the new "enterprising lawyers" leading ...

The Editors - September 22, 2015
HOT AND NOT

Sneak Preview: Denney’s What’s Hot and What’s Not

Bob Denney's big fourth-quarter report on What's Hot and What's Not in the Legal Profession always keeps us on top of the most important business trends. But no need to wait for year's end to feel a little smarter about the legal landscape. ...

Bob Denney - June 5, 2015
Enterprising Lawyer

Julie Tolek, 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, they have ample interests beyond the practice of law as well. ...

The Editors - May 26, 2015
Decision Making

Helping Others to Choose Well

An important client texts you for advice on a critical decision, apologizing that circumstances don’t permit a better means of communication. You can’t see or hear each other, and time is of the essence. The decision can’t be deferred. A poor ...

Marc Lauritsen - May 19, 2015
Enterprising Lawyer

Enterprising Lawyers: Avenue4’s Janine Goodman and Marc Lindsey

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, they have ample interests beyond the practice of law as ...

The Editors - April 8, 2015
Three clients Lawyer Client Relations

Conventional Wisdom Be Damned!

This Friday, let's clear the decks and lay down some fresh thinking. You know, the kind that changes up the way you do things, results in better service to your clients, makes people in the office happier and gets you out of that rut. There's a ...

Merrilyn Astin Tarlton - March 13, 2015
Friday Five

Five Thoughts on the Future for Solo and Small Firm Lawyers

In 2014, I spent a lot of time focused on the future of lawyers. One highlight of that was spending time with legal futurist Richard Susskind, who was our guest at the Oklahoma Bar Association's annual meeting in November. I also met and ...

Jim Calloway - January 30, 2015