Trends at Work

shared office space

Five Things to Look for in Shared Office Space

In the past, law firms were known for sprawling offices, where even the most junior associates had their own private workspace. That changed as larger firms adopted standard-size offices, open floor plans and clustered workstations, and a ...

Ron Bockstahler - May 22, 2022
clients’ upgrading technology

Clients Are Spending More on Legal Tech: Can Smaller Firms Keep Up?

Fred Cohen | From a technology standpoint, 2022 is looking promising for law firms.

Fred Cohen - January 20, 2022
law firm marketing trends

Law Firm Marketing Regulation: What’s Hot and What’s Not — a Tribute

"It's not an imitation, it's a tribute." | Bob Denney passed away in October. In his honor, Will Hornsby borrows his format as he looks back over the recent past and a bit into the coming year.

William Hornsby - December 28, 2021
law firm work allocation

Eliminating Bias in Work Allocation Is a Growing Focus for Law Firms

Law firms are gradually shifting away from the old "familiarity and proximity" model of law firm work allocation.

Andrew Talpash - December 2, 2021
business development activities

How Successful Firms Used Marketing and Business Development Activities to Grow During the Pandemic

Brendan Nelson, General Manager, Legal Business Solutions, LexisNexis, highlights what marketing and BD efforts distinguished high-performing firms during the pandemic.

Brendan Nelson - July 28, 2021
return to the office

The Partners Want Us Back in the Office — Now What?

Tatia Troy | Is it possible to ensure a safe, collaborative, happy return that works for everyone, including clients?

Tatia Gordon-Troy - July 21, 2021
working parents

A Mindful Return to the Office: 4 Strategies to Reduce Working Parent Anxiety

Lori Mihalich-Levin | I've discovered that during any major life transition, focusing on these strategies can provide structure to the unknown and reduce anxiety.

Lori Mihalich-Levin - June 2, 2021
practicing law in the pandemic

Practicing Law in the Pandemic: Can This Crisis Save the Legal Profession?

Trends at Work | An ABA survey shows that women, working parents, and minority attorneys have suffered disproportionally during the pandemic. Is this the chance to remake the profession?

Susan Kostal - May 4, 2021
law firm diversity

Diversity in U.S. Law Firms: ‘It’s Always Going to Be Incremental’

Trends at Work | NALP's 2020 Report on Law Firm Diversity shows a slow pace of change, as pandemic pressures stoke concern that even incremental progress is at risk.

Susan Kostal - March 2, 2021
lawyer hourly rates

Solo and Small Firm Hourly Rates: Winners and Losers, by State and Practice Area

Susan Kostal | The Legal Trends Report is a fount of information for solos and small firms when it comes to benchmarking data like lawyer hourly rates.

Susan Kostal - February 3, 2021
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