A recent Insight post by Rachel Gezerseh entitled “INSIGHT: Big Law Needs to Better Connect With Associate Talent - Cocktail Hours Aren’t Enough” got us thinking about some ways that law firms can improve both their hiring and retention efforts. We recently were interviewed by Columbus Business First regarding what law firms are doing to attract and retain millennials in the article , “Law Firms Focus on Flexibility, Happiness in the Race for Talent”. The author of the article, Laura Newpoff, interviewed us after viewing our 2018 Lawyer Happiness Survey Results, which among other things found that Generation X and Income Partners at law firms were the least content.Read More
Following in the footsteps of other industries, U.S. law firms are finally embracing an agile workforce according to a recent article from the American Lawyer entitled “Amid Concerns Over Lawyer Workloads, U.S. Firms Embrace Agility”. Law firms like Orrick, Hogan Lovells, and Linklaters all have established firm policies aimed at enabling an agile legal workforce.Read More
Here’s what’s trending in the Legal Industry: (1) Best Legal Blog Posts of 2018, (2) Hot Market for Legal Operations, (3) Leveraging Artificial Intelligence, (4) Smart Contracts, (5) 2019 Legal Market Outlook, (6) Underpaying Associates, (7) 20 Most Important Legal Tech Developments of 2018, and more!Read More
The Holidays can be a very stressful time of year from various events to making sure you have gifts for everyone to work demands to kids and their schedules and everything else that puts demands on your time. As the current year winds down it’s important to make sure you set aside time to recharge and take care of yourself. Here are 10 ways to recharge during the Holidays:Read More
Law firm lawyers should spend at least 20% of their time on business development. When working with law firm lawyers on business development coaching and leadership development it has become abundantly clear that while every firm wants their lawyers to be developing new business, there is no target or stake in the ground to guide lawyers on business development expectations.Read More
A SWOT analysis is a simple yet highly effective strategic tool to evaluate your organization. For your legal organization, you will evaluate the Strengths, the Weaknesses, the Opportunities, and the Threats. Completing this analysis helps you set your strategic plan (and budget priorities) for the coming year.Read More
On September 26th at TalentLaunch in suburban Clevelad, we gathered 9 legal industry thought leaders (in-house counsel, law firm partners, law firm CFOs, and Plante Moran’s law firm practice partner) to discuss the pressures law departments and law firms face and how they can work together better. In attendance were various General Counsels, in-house counsels, Managing Partners of law firms, law firm pricing analysts, and members of various alternative legal service providers and legal technology companies.
Here are the highlights:Read More
Here’s what’s trending in the legal industry: (1) Mid-level Associates are curious about their futures, (2) everything you need to know about General Counsel compensation, (3) changes to the law firm business model could spur innovation, (4) how easily a teenager hacked into a law firm, and more.Read More
A thriving organization where your team is brilliant, high-performing, responsive, and client-focused isn’t one where competition is so fierce that people are pitted against each other in some sort of race to survival. A brilliant, high-performing, responsive, and client-focused organization is one where people genuinely want to help each other and their clients.Read More
This is Part Two of our Interview with Jay Harrington, the author of "The Essential Associate". The Essential Associate, helps young lawyers not just survive, but thrive in today’s competitive law firm environment. It is a step-by-step guide for mastering both the practice and business of law, and includes the insights of dozens of successful lawyer, general counsel at Fortune 500 companies, and leading consultants to the legal industry.
In Part One of our interview with Jay, we covered legal career, career arc, writing, and marketing.Read More