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Are Robot Lawyers a Solution or Problem?
While legal bloggers often opine on the potential doom and gloom that artificial intelligence and robots will bring to the legal profession, there may be more than one way to handle the incoming robot lawyer apocalypse. In a recent special business report in the Miami Herald, it’s posited that AI …
FindLaw News for Legal Professionals on May 9, 2018
The Role Of BigLaw Associate Is Changing, And Here’s How
Monday, May 07, 2018 The Role Of BigLaw Associate Is Changing, And Here’s How Many BigLaw firms expect more technical expertise and business development skills from newly minted associates than they once did as practices strive to get ahead in a legal market in which clients are tightening their belts. …
Major, Lindsey & Africa – News on May 7, 2018
Law Firm Criticized for Client Recruiting Technique
While marketing is important for law firms, the line between legal marketing and improper solicitation can often be a little bit fuzzy. When a law firm wades into the fuzzy areas, it’s probably a smart move to take a…
FindLaw Strategist News on May 4, 2018
The Rise of Alternative Legal Service Providers
Over the past decade, Alternative Legal Service Providers (ALSPs) have emerged as a growing force in the legal industry. The rise of ALSPs has been driven a profound shift in client expectations – clients are demanding greater transparency and predictability around legal fees, efficiencies in service and cost reduction measures. …
Big Law Business on May 4, 2018
The Law Firm Disrupted: Walmart Won’t Pay You to Cut and Paste
The world’s largest retailer, locked in a battle over the future of its business, has developed a tool to help make its many outside lawyers more efficient.
Law.com – Newswire on Apr 5, 2018
New Business Models for Law Firms
‘Horseback Law’ is probably not what you think it is. It is not equine law, where lawyers specialize in all things horse-like. “Horseback Law” is Google’s law business model, a legal service tailored for fast-moving startups. “Lawyer rides up, assesses the problem, offers feedback and moseys on,” says practitioner-savant Carolyn …
FindLaw News for Legal Professionals on Mar 30, 2018
The Hidden Perils Of Law Firm Mergers
Law firm mergers, and even the preliminary negotiations for a merger that never takes place, can bring with them some horrific problems. This issue was aired in a “Legal Malpractice and Risk Management Conference” in Chicago earlier this month. (Program title: “What’s Keeping Law Firm General Counsel Awake at Night?”) …
Today’s General Counsel News on Mar 23, 2018
Health Care Bankruptcy Leaves Big Law in the Lurch
The collapse of Constellation Healthcare Technologies Inc. has left more than $4 million in unpaid legal bills for four law firms, including Winston & Strawn and McGuireWoods.
The American Lawyer on Mar 22, 2018
Kirkland & Ellis is now the country’s largest law firm
Revenue at the Chicago powerhouse rose 19 percent last year to almost $3.17 billion.
Crain’s Chicago Business News on Mar 21, 2018
One-Third of Texas Law Firm Leaders Say They Are Open to Merger Talks
A new survey finds that 82 percent of Texas law firm leaders have been approached over the last year about a potential combination, and 32 percent say they are open to considering it.
Texas Lawyer on Mar 8, 2018
How Law Firm Social Norms Affect Culture
Invisible forces drive what we do every day. No, I am not talking about those forces we see in sci-fi movies, but real forces brought on by social norms. This was the topic of the keynote at the Legal Marketing Association Northeast conference last fall. Presenter Jeff Leitner discussed the …
Jaffe PR Blog on Mar 7, 2018
Aggressive billing rates at elite law firms pay off
Top law firms are seeing big returns from aggressive billing rate rises.
Global Legal Post on Mar 2, 2018