Chris Bull – Edge International partner and author of The Legal Process Improvement Toolkit – is worried. He believes that law firms everywhere are failing to take sufficient notice of recent massive changes to consumer attitudes and technologies – changes that are already having a major impact on the practice of law. Bull
What can law firms do when a partner underperforms?
In his newest book, Tackling Partner Underperformance in Law Firms, Edge International partner Nick Jarrett-Kerr addresses a highly sensitive issue that has faced nearly every law firm at one time or another: What do you do when one of your partners is not pulling his or her own weight?
In preparation to write the …
“The Vanishing Middle”
Bruce MacEwen of Adam Smith, Esq. fame does not disappoint in yet another thought-provoking post “The Vanishing Middle”. Read his post and then you will learn about the “hourglass”, “pear” and “palm tree” models. PUNCHLINE: Read Bruce’s post and whatever your preference, make sure your strategy is consistent with the right model for the…
ABA offers pre-order discount on The Successful Lawyer
I note that the ABA is offering a discount for early orders of my new book, The Successful Lawyer, so I am taking the liberty of providing this link in case you want to exploit the opportunity.
Met with Lexthink’s Matt Homann
You probably know Matthew Homann, lawyer and mediator, as a prolific blogger. What you may not know is that Matthew is one of the principals of LexThink. Matthew and I met on Monday in Los Angeles at an undisclosed secure location where we could have a discrete discussion about blogging and LexThink: Here’s…
Go where no law firm has gone before
Transcend your mundane day-to-day to-do list with a journey into space I would say imagine but I don’t have to because it is real. Go to the most unbelievable web site in existence and enjoy the preview This is NOT fiction this is an understated and underpublicized miracle that may someday save your…
Ethnocentricity in a Global Village – take the test
July 1 was Canada Day, July 4th is the US’s Independence Day. Is that it? I DON’T THINK SO!!
July 1 was also:
Aarauer Maienzug in Switzerland
Bank Holiday in Taiwan
Communist Party Foundation in China
Emancipation Day in St. Eustatius
Freedom Day in Suriname
Heiva i Tahiti in French Polynesia
Hong Kong Special Administrative…
Latham & Watkins – Princes of the City
“The City”, of course, is none other than New York City. How did Latham & Watkins catapult itself in 20 years from occupying one floor in the Lipstick Building to becoming “the building’s biggest tenant, sprawling over 16 floors and more than 300,000 square feet” “This year the firm’s New York office became its…
Law Practice Today (ABA) added to list
Thank you to Dennis Kennedy for adding Law Practice Today (ABA) to the lawyer’s must read list. You will see his comment on my Patrick Lamb post.
Thank you Dennis.
The list now reads:
Congratulations Bevan Brittan (and Chief Executive, Stuart Whitfield)
The management team of what is now Bevan Brittan had a busy year to say the least. A year ago the firm was still part of South West heavyweight Bevan Ashford, at least in name. In fact, the demerged firm – Ashfords being the other half – had been operating with separate profit centres for