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YouTube Friday:  M&A Back in Business of Law Vogue

YouTube Friday M&A Back in Vogue

Deal-making is back in styled and the letters “M” and “A” for mergers and acquisitions are again gracing the headlines.  Those headlines also belong to publications focused on law: Wall Street Journal: Elite Law Firms Dominate as Deals Proliferate Bloomberg: Skadden Tops H1 Global M&A Rankings: Business of Law Texas Lawyer: Deal of the Week: $21.4 Million Merger For this ... Read More »

Business Development:  Evolution or Revolution?

Business Development Evolution or Revolution

When competition for mind share and market share is fierce, how do you differentiate your firm to your clients?  This year’s Legal Sales & Services Organization (LSSO) event, held last month in Chicago, tried to address the challenge of how law firms can create value. I had the opportunity to meet with one of LSSO’s co-founders, Beth Cuzzone, to discuss ... Read More »

Legal Industry Evolution: Back To Business

Legal Industry Evolution Back-To-Business

Note: This post was originally published on Law360; follow author Mike Lipps on Twitter:  @LexisMike It’s common to believe that resources are needed to nurture creative thinking to develop new opportunities. It’s the opposite that’s true, however counterintuitive: the limitation of resources spawns creative thinking and uncovers opportunities. There’s another dynamic that inspires creative thinking. It is when it is ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday: How Business Clients Select Law Firms

SlideShare Friday How Business Clients Select Law Firms

Selling legal services isn’t about technique and traditional selling skills are not applicable.  So says Cordell Parvin in the SlideShare presentation embedded nearby titled: How Business Clients Select Lawyers and Law Firms.  The presentation is this week’s Friday Share. Mr. Parvin is a veteran attorney, turned rainmaking coach.  He regularly publishes content related to marketing and client development such as: ... Read More »

Power of Lists: 51 Twitter Handles for Legal Pros to Follow

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A little while ago, LexBlog founder Kevin O’Keefe  gave us a compliment in a post titled Two legal companies doing Twitter the right away.  While we can’t attest to whether or not we’re doing it the “right away” as Mr. O’Keefe said, we do work at it and just like the rest of the professionals in the legal industry, we ... Read More »

Infographic Friday:  Job Prospects Brighten for Lawyers

Job Prospects Brighten for Lawyers

It’s been a long hard slog for jobs in the legal sector, especially for newly minted lawyers.  There have, however, been indications that the opportunities are ticking up.  The optimism makes it a good fit for this week’s Friday Share series. Jacob Gershman, penning a post for the Wall Street Journal’s Law blog cited the ABA’s 2013 Law Graduate Employment ... Read More »

Infographic Friday: Legal Industry getting a Dose of Startup

Legal Industry getting a Dose of Startup

Usually when technologists think of startup companies it conjures up images of entrepreneurs in need of legal advice: New currency: How a law firm helps Bitcoin entrepreneurs Tailored services: Law firms offering packaged startup legal services Apps for parking: Startups navigating the legal implications of entrepreneurship Intellectual property: Legal counsel for protecting ideas Even supreme cases:  Aereo’s high profile case ... Read More »

Top 10 #BusinessofLaw Posts you Might have Missed in June

Top 10 Business of Law Posts you Might have Missed in June

If there’s a lesson to be learned for legal bloggers from this month’s analysis, it would be this:  While we think of a blog as an external communications tool, it has implicit internal communications value as well. While we keep most posts focused on the legal community,we occasionally share what we’re doing in our own local community.  Case in point:  ... Read More »

Stubborn Facts: Lawyers as the Unsung Patriots of July 4th

Stubborn Facts Lawyers as the Unsung Patriots of July 4th

The U.S. might have won its independence with soldiers but it might not have even gotten into the fight without lawyers. While it’s easy to see the influence of the modern lawyer on our system of government – it’s worthwhile to point out the influence lifetime students of law had on its origins. Here are five interesting, if not stubborn, ... Read More »

SlideShare Friday:  9 Trends Impacting Paralegals

SlideShare Friday 9 Trends Impacting Paralegals

The ABA Journal recently reported compensation for paralegals is on the rise with managerial positions in law firms earning just under $80 per hour.  The average hourly rate earned however, was substantially less, running between $34 and $37 per hour.  According to the data, paralegals at law firms tend to earn slightly more than those working for corporate legal departments. ... Read More »