Non-fiction

Law Practice Today – Rainmakers: Born or Bred?

I recently read an article about legal business development in Law Practice Today that caught my attention in particular because it was written by a lawyer .  Her name is Patricia K. Gillette (@Pat_Gillette) and she is a partner with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliff LLP(@Orrick) in San Francisco. Patricia spearheaded the launch of a study by William Henderson of Indiana Law, one [...]

By |July 7th, 2015|Categories: Attitude and Approach, Non-fiction, Recommended Resources|Comments Off on Law Practice Today – Rainmakers: Born or Bred?

The Power of Why – Book Review

I read The Power of Why because I heard it commented on the "hide and seek" pedagogy that is rampant in the education system today and the effect it is having on our development as individuals and as a society. I am interested in that subject because I believe that aspect of our education system is impairing its capacity to [...]

By |November 26th, 2013|Categories: Non-fiction, Recommended Resources, The Future of Legal Practice|Comments Off on The Power of Why – Book Review

Tips on Relationship Building – from Jodi Kovitz, Osler LLP

Jodi Kovitz is the Director of Client and Business Development, Litigation, for Osler LLP nationally. She is a terrific resource for creating and implementing business development ideas and she has kindly agreed to share some of the tips she has gleaned from her experience helping lawyers build their practices. She has also tied those tips back to some of the great [...]

Lean In – A Book Review by Amy Archer

I recently had dinner with a friend who is a lawyer at a large Bay street firm. We were discussing women’s issues in the workforce and I said “There is a book you should read.” Her immediate response was, “Lean in?” Later, I had a similar experience when having dinner with two girlfriends, this time a policy analyst for the [...]

By |October 18th, 2013|Categories: Non-fiction|1 Comment

Top 10 Business Books (that Lawyers Should Read!)

To the utter, utter chagrin of the lawyers that I am working with right now, I have moved into a phase with them where I am comfortable enough to strongly recommend stuff that I know for a fact they don't want to do. They will roll their eyes about, yes, but I make the recommendations because I really believe certain [...]

By |July 19th, 2013|Categories: Non-fiction, Recommended Resources|Comments Off on Top 10 Business Books (that Lawyers Should Read!)

Book Review – Necessary Endings

Like many entrepreneurs, I read a lot of business books. I’m always looking to learn how to do things better, to improve systems, and to navigate the growth of my business to the next level. One book in particular I have gone back to, time and again, is Dr. Henry Cloud’s Necessary Endings. I am one of those people – [...]

By |May 3rd, 2013|Categories: Non-fiction, Recommended Resources|Comments Off on Book Review – Necessary Endings

Coach Your Lawyers on Client Development the Apple Way | Cordell Parvin Blog

I am always on the lookout for resources that will help me create business development ideas or, at least, keep my head in the space and thinking about it. The emergence of blogs was great for that because, if you find good blogs, you can get great ideas with a minimal time investment. Those of us who were in practice [...]

By |April 30th, 2013|Categories: Business Development Planning, Non-fiction, Recommended Resources|Comments Off on Coach Your Lawyers on Client Development the Apple Way | Cordell Parvin Blog