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J+O Firm: Where Start-Ups Utilize Legal Counsel in New Ways

Get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.  ~ Steve Jobs Rachel Johnson and Christina Oshan spent the beginning of their careers at large firms. They noticed that startups and emerging growth companies engaged with their legal teams using a different … Continue Reading

Report warns that traditionally structured law firms could fall behind within a decade

A February 2016 “Insight Report” from Deloitte takes a close look at the future of the practice of law in the UK, and urges firms to make plans immediately to prepare for changes that are likely to upend the entire profession within a decade. “Indeed, by around 2020,” says the report, “we expect a tipping point for firms which will impact … Continue Reading

Will greed spell doom for the world’s largest law firms?

Legal-issues writer Elizabeth Olson tackled the subject of the legal profession’s generational divide in “Graying Firms Wrestle with Making Room for Younger Lawyers,” an article recently published in the New York Times. “If any discipline is a window into the debate about balancing short-term profits over long-term survival,” Olson wrote, “it is the legal profession, one of … Continue Reading

Change and the Law: Take Control of Your Own Future

In the most recent issue of Edge International Communique, I explored the issue of change in the legal profession, advising readers to take control of where their practices are going in a world where technology is altering not only how legal matters are carried out, but where and how they are accessed. My article begins: Today, … Continue Reading

Why It May Be Better to Get Rid of Extra Space Than to Fill It

Like the thousands of readers around the world who subscribe to his monthly newsletter Legal Trends, I am always impressed with the wisdom of Ed Wesemann, one of my partners at Edge International and co-owner of Legal Resource Group LLC. “Better Than Weeds,” his recent blog post on the subject of unused office space in … Continue Reading

2015 Edge International Global Partner Compensation System Survey

Edge International is pleased to announce the release of its 2015 Global Partner Compensation System Survey, authored by Edge International partners Ed Wesemann and Nick Jarrett-Kerr. This is the fourth triennial survey that we have conducted (the first was published in 2006) with a view to gaining an understanding of differences in firms’ approaches to … Continue Reading

Does your Firm Need a Chief Experience Officer (CXO)?

Awareness among businesses of the importance of customer experience has never been greater. By considering how companies assess this experience and work to improve it –  such as the introduction of the chief experience officer (CXO) position to management teams – law firms can also improve their competitive advantage. Businesses increasingly recognize that if they … Continue Reading

E Is for Effort

In a May 2014 article for Inc. (Magazine), Jason Fried warns would-be employees that simply submitting a well constructed resume detailing impressive credentials is not the best way to get a job with his company. Fried, who is is the co-founder and president of 37signals, a company that builds web-based productivity tools such as Basecamp, … Continue Reading

Finding Success in a Global Paradox (Keynote ALPMA Sydney 22 Oct 2010 — Password Protected — registered participants only)

  Download by clicking on image or HERE  Registered participants were provided with Password in session.… Continue Reading

Welcome to Edge International, Pam Woldow !

My Edge International partner, Jordan Furlong, has done a nice welcome piece on Pam Woldow already (at his Law 21 blog) but I thought I would echo that Edge International is so very proud and delighted to have her on board. Also, thank you to friends who have joined us in congratulating Pam, like Valorem’s awesome founder, … Continue Reading

What magazines (and your promotional material?) might look like

(The video is 8 minutes – watch at least the first full minute then more if it grabs you) Law firm leaders You don’t need to embrace social media or love technology or even be a gadget freak to have a peak at how we’ll all read magazines and papers soon… I thought a second reason … Continue Reading

Would you fly in this airplane?

Would you fly in this airplane? So would I. But why do we care what the airplane interior loooks like – will it get us to our destination faster or safer? By the same reasoning, why would a law firm care about design? I invite you to download my article on that topic Intelligent Design … Continue Reading

A Law Firm is like a Box of Altoids

In the newest issue of Fast Company, an article entitled The Interpreter starts out like this: Claudia Kotchka is holding the secret to understanding design at Procter & Gamble in her palm. It’s not a P&G product but a tin of Altoids, the “curiously strong” mints produced by Wrigley. As the scent of peppermint oil … Continue Reading
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