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The Law Firm Disrupted: A Big Law Leader Sees Tech as a Threat
Winston & Strawn chairman Thomas Fitzgerald has a lot to say about the degree to which his firm has already stratified; the threat technology poses to the future of the Big Law business model; and how to respond to the competition created by alternative legal service providers.
Dec. 1 via The American Lawyer
One More Time: Law Firm Libraries Are Not About the Space
Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash In 1995, a law firm was approached by one of its major clients to open an office in the city where the client’s headquarters was located. The law firm really didn’t want to expand into a new region of the country, where it had …
Nov 28 via 3 Geeks and a Law Blog
The Potential Risks of “Senior” Leadership 
Many law firm leadership teams are making key decisions today that will determine the long-term success or failure of their firms.
Oct. 27 via Law Vision Insights
The billable hour is the oldest revenue structure the legal profession knows. The structure, where an attorney spends a disclosed amount of time on your…
Oct. 25 via Intellectual Property Brief

 

Engage! A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing – Seven Steps for Promoting Law Firm Video 
10/21/2017 Engage! A Lawyer’s Guide to Social Media Marketing – Seven Steps for Promoting Law Firm Video Adam Stock and Stefanie Knapp in Engage! A Lawyer’s guide to Social Media Marketing
Oct. 22 via Allen Matkins – Business Opportunities

Five common issues in law firm mergers
Over the past several years, law firm mergers have become the new normal in the legal industry. It seems that, at one point or another, nearly every…
Oct. 12th via Lexology General Practice – USA

 

Competitive Intelligence: What Does CI Mean in Law Firms?
Over the last 6-12 months, we have been reading more in the legal press and seeing more at legal and information industry conferences about law firms…
Oct. 10th via Law.com – Newswire

 

Report Finds Law Firms Playing Catch-Up on Competitive Intelligence
Just 8 percent of firms believe their competitive intelligence functions are highly effective, according to a report released Wednesday by legal market intelligence provider Acritas and The Tilt Institute.
Legaltech News on Oct 5, 2017

 

Lawyers Aren’t Necessarily Good Managers… So Why Do We Let Them Manage Firms?
Biglaw looks almost exclusively to within for leadership, which probably isn’t the best use of resources.
Above the Law – Blog on Sep 29, 2017

 

After Bad Press, When Should Law Firms ‘Come Out Swinging’?
It’s not unusual for law firms to issue a formal response after they’ve been confronted with criticism, hit with litigation or stung by bad publicity. But that approach wasn’t enough for a Philadelphia workers’ compensation firm after its business practices came under scrutiny this month.
The Legal Intelligencer on Sep 29, 2017

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