Tag Archives: Law Firm Innovation

Verrill Dana Wins “Service Provider of the Year Award” for Imaginative New Arctic Practice

Congratulations to the law firm of Verrill Dana LLP, which has received the 2017 Service Provider of the Year Award from the Maine International Trade Center. This is a superb example of a law firm looking at future legal needs in an entrepreneurial and imaginative way. This story is not about “the idea” but rather about “the execution … Continue Reading

Rethinking the Definition of “Law Firm”

Last fall, a 150-year-old British corporate services provider and legal publishing company transformed itself into a licensed law firm thanks to permissive UK legislation. Jordan’s Ltd. successfully applied for an Alternative Business Structure license from the Solicitors Regulation Authority, allowing the company to add a corporate law division to its ongoing range of services in support … Continue Reading

Valorem Lawfirm lives up to its “value” name

An article in this month’s Corporate Counsel Magazine has the spotlight on Valorem and for good reason.  Author Susan Hansen says: Valorem… now boasts a list of big, brand-name clients, including funeral industry giant Service Corporation International; national shoe retailer DSW Inc.; Veolia Water, a supplier of water and wastewater management services; and the online … Continue Reading

Angry Birds help with best practices in one of India’s most sophisticated law firms

I received this correspondence from Hoshedar Wadia, a partner in one of India’s most sophisticated law firms, Juris Corp.  This firm deals in matters that range up to the hundreds of millions of US dollars in sophisticated areas like Capital Markets, Structured Finance, Securitization and so on.  In the spirit of disclosure, I have had … Continue Reading

A Low-Paid Corner — Stripping Pay and Prestige from the Practice of Law

According to NYT journalist, Catherine Rampell, in her May 23, 2011 story: At Well-Paying Law Firms, a Low-Paid Corner,   Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe,  WilmerHale and McDermott Will & Emery are "creating a second tier of workers, stripping pay and prestige from one of the most coveted jobs in the business world". Catherine goes on to … Continue Reading

Attorney at Work Delivers Daily Ideas for Lawyers

I am honoured to be in the esteemed company of the publishers and advisors of Attorney at Work that promises “One Really Good Idea Every Day” There is no cost to subscribe and the ideas will flow starting in January. I recommend that you subscribe now Congratulations in particular to my long time friend, Merrilyn Tarlton who … 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

Around the World Speaking Tour (Gerry Riskin — Edge International)

SEPTEMBER 2010 September 24th, 2010 ADR Institute of Canada National Conference September 23-24, 2010 Plenary Session: Optimal Marketing for ADR professionals Workshop: Effective Marketing for ADR professionals Calgary, Alberta OCTOBER 2010 October 9th, 2010 Fordham Law School (for Prof Silvia Hodges) Guest Lecture: Law firm management: Strategy New York, New York October 14th, 2010 (with Nicole … 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

Will the Legal Profession Use the World’s First Temporal Analytics Engine?

I met virtually with Recorded Future this morning for a close up briefing of how their Temporal Analytics Engine might be used by law firms.  Firms who use this can better predict the needs of their own clients and prospective clients as well.   There is so much more that this technology can do if used effectively, … Continue Reading

Bold Move by CMS Cameron McKenna: “pay what you think its worth” option

Speaking of bold, CMS Cameron McKenna has a pricing team!  (See page 14 of their brochure, The future of fees: your route map to value.) Punchline:  CMS Cameron McKenna has 122 Equity Partners and employs over 1,000 fee earners in 10 offices.  They are big enough and influential enough to be a tipping point in … Continue Reading

SECURITY — a lucrative future-oriented practice area awaiting your firm

Greg George, Managing Partner of top security firm GTI Advisors Threat Management Practice Group has created a comprehensive due diligence report — among his many recommendations, he suggests that businesses consult a law firm  – is your law firm ready to answer that call?  SECURITY may be a lucrative future-oriented practice area awaiting your firm. … Continue Reading

Edge International Review Winter 2010

We are very proud of our latest Edge International Review.    For a complete downloadable version (or just the articles you want) click on the cover or go to EdgeInternationalReview.com If you have any questions , comments or suggestions, please shoot me a note. (You can also check out our Edge International web site at Edge-International.com)… 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

EXCELLENCE: 2 mins on “Don’t Fear Failure” with TOM PETERS

Tom Peters gave me the thrill of my life when he endorsed my book The Successful Lawyer.  I have revered this genius over his many masterpieces starting with In Search of Excellence and then so many more amazing literary, video and blogging contribution So, law firm leaders, as you think about excellence in 2010, enjoy this … Continue Reading

Law Firm Leadership Eye Openers

Take a few moments at the beginning of your next (executive, practice group, industry group, client team) meeting and watch this piece from Australia’s George and Margaret Beaton (Beaton research and Consulting).  They have been friends for a long time and not only built an amazing high end consultancy but have done it with panache … Continue Reading

Edge International proudly annouces Jordan Furlong

It is a proud day for all of us at Edge to add such a distinguished partner.  After law school, Jordan articled with one of Canada’s leading law firms and then opted for a career in legal journalism culminating with more than 10 years as editor-in-chief of the Canadian Bar Associations distinguished well respected National … Continue Reading

Does Social Media matter to law firms?

PUNCHLINE: If Social Media matters, then it matters to law firms because everything that matters to society in general must matter to law firms sooner or later.  Watch this and make your own decision.… Continue Reading

Say something important and relevant and people will listen

Jan. 14 (Bloomberg) — The week after Bernard Madoff was charged with running a $50 billion Ponzi scheme, Proskauer Rose, a New York firm of 750 lawyers, offered a telephone briefing on the scandal for its wealthy clients. With only a day’s notice, 1,300 Madoff investors dialed in. “This is a financial 9/11 for our clients,” said Proskauer … Continue Reading

How Optimistic Law Firm Leaders Might React to Wall Street

The image above is the core of the post of internet phenom, Rajesh Setty, in his post today at Life Beyond Code: Optimists and Pessimists – The big difference is.. Couple that with the wisdom of lawyer and legal profession provocateur, Patrick Lamb, in his post today: Silver Lining in Black Economic Cloud? in which … Continue Reading
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