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“Law is a data field” – and other great frameworks to help you innovate

  Gail Cohen (@gailcohen) has been covering the legal profession in Canada as a reporter and editor since 1997, putting her in a prime position to access and engage thought leaders in our field throughout this period of transition and 'innovation' that we are facing. I often find myself asking Gail about things that are going on in [...]

By |June 16th, 2016|Categories: Amazing Lawyers, The Future of Legal Practice|Comments Off on “Law is a data field” – and other great frameworks to help you innovate

The Opt-In Work Week

The idea of the opt-in work week described in this article by Olivia Barrow was so interesting to me that I had to do a post to tell you all about it, even though it isn't directly on point with the kinds of business development topics I usually post about. It is, however, indirectly connected because we do all have [...]

By |February 20th, 2016|Categories: The Future of Legal Practice|2 Comments

One lawyer's recipe for building her business

Sometimes the best way to demonstrate a concept is by using an example. I am a firm believer in the idea that courage, experimentation, risk taking and seizing opportunities are key elements to the successful cultivation of a legal services business. They aren’t the only elements, but they sure are important! […]

By |April 3rd, 2014|Categories: Attitude and Approach, The Future of Legal Practice|Comments Off on One lawyer's recipe for building her business

How to Market Your Legal Practice: Publish Blogs

Thanks to Eni Eski for sending me this blog post by Matt Faustman on Upcounsel.com, which she found interesting and helpful. It describes the results from the 2013 In-House Counsel New Media Engagement Survey and some interesting take-aways from it and other 2013 studies. The upshot is: 74 per cent of general counsel at major companies in the U.S. polled, [...]

By |December 5th, 2013|Categories: Blogging, The Future of Legal Practice|Comments Off on How to Market Your Legal Practice: Publish Blogs

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

Another Innovative Way to Offer Legal Services

I am fascinated by the different ways lawyers around the world are finding to sell their services and/or run their businesses. Everything from law firms going public, to the movement to ABS (Alternate Business Structures,) particularly popular in the UK, to virtual and/or mobile lawyers and crowd-sourcing. Firms are merging into mega firms and splitting up into small, specialized boutiques. [...]

By |September 13th, 2013|Categories: The Future of Legal Practice|Comments Off on Another Innovative Way to Offer Legal Services

Twitter, Juxtaposition and A Great Pair of Heels

These are clearly not making the runway this year. Retention of women in private practice has long been a topic of interest for lawyers. We’ve seen innumerable studies, articles and conferences trying to explain (or discover) why women leave private practice in such great numbers. We’ve also seen attempts at measures to ameliorate some of the stresses thought [...]

By |May 2nd, 2013|Categories: Just Funny Stuff, The Future of Legal Practice|Comments Off on Twitter, Juxtaposition and A Great Pair of Heels

Tim Corcoran – Ten Things I’d Do Differently as a Law Firm CEO

Our community is facing many, many issues right now.  I don't think anyone still believes that we don't have to make some pretty dramatic changes to how we do what we do, if we want to have a future in this industry. I don't have any of the answers, but from time to time I run across resources, like this [...]

By |March 29th, 2013|Categories: Other Business Development Blogs, The Future of Legal Practice|Comments Off on Tim Corcoran – Ten Things I’d Do Differently as a Law Firm CEO