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Miss North Carolina has an MBA and practices law with prominent N.C. law firm Poyner Spruill

Update May 3, 2019: Congratulations to Cheslie Kryst, who has won the Miss USA Pageant and will now move on to compete for the title of Miss Universe! . A civil litigation lawyer in Charlotte, North Carolina, Miss North Carolina has been attracting media attention, as well as invitations to speak and to serve as … Continue Reading

New Company Offers Computerized Contract Assistance

A new company with a virtual base in my home neighbourhood (by which I mean the island of Anguilla in the British West Indies: Note the “ai” in the company’s url: has recently attracted attention from such media outlets as Fast Company, The Globe and Mail, and TechCrunch. The reason for the buzz is that Beagle has been chosen … 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

Great Lakes Law Firms – Legal Market Analysis Now Available

If your firm has offices in the Great Lakes Region (or is thinking of expanding into it) there is an unprecedented and unmatched comprehensive analysis available: “2010 Legal Market Analysis Great Lakes Region” The report contains: 115 pages of detailed factual competitive intelligence 126 charts, graphs and illustrations 8 States and 10 Metropolitan Areas Information … 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

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

New Blog: Brains on Purpose

What happens when a JD and a Psychiatrist join forces to explore the connection between neuroscience and conflict resolution? You get Brains on Purpose which according to Stephanie West Allen, will look at how the field of neuroscience can inform the practice of conflict resolution. You may already be familiar with Stephanie West Allen from … Continue Reading

Suggestica is launched – Your synergy may have just begun

As a Managing Partner (or other member of the senior management of your firm), it is extremely important that you look beyond the incestuous offerings from inside the legal profession. Internal thinking sometimes has us gazing at our own navels.  If you want a glimpse of the outside world but in a way that is … Continue Reading

Larry Bodine + Hospital = Creative

Metaphors and analogies help us understand and apply principles. In his post, “Market as Hospitals Do“, Larry Bodine demonstrates the art. Punchline: Transcending our context ignites our imagination – use this phenomenon with your colleagues and watch them find the magic that tries so hard to hide inside them. Thank you, Larry Bodine, for the … Continue Reading