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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 »

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 »

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 »

6 Emergent Trends from a Corporate Legal Department Conference

6 Emerging Trends from a Corporate Legal Department Conference

Bald Mountain stands in stark contrast to the gentle green foothills where Northern Virginia begins to cede terrain to the edges of the Blue Hill Mountain range.  With an elevation of about 770 feet, it provides a commanding view of the surrounding area. Examining trends in the legal industry from higher vantage point, as Toby Brown suggested, seems like sage ... Read More »

Partner Compensation models drive law firm culture

Partner Compensation models drive law firm culture

Note:  This post was originally published by Loretta Ruppert.  “If you want to understand a firm’s culture, start by understanding the firm’s compensation procedures,” wrote Eric Goldman, an Associate Professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law.  From personal experience compensation does drive behavior in a law firm – good and bad. And culture is really just the result ... Read More »